BraunAbility MXV: Accessibility done CNET style (CNET On Cars, Episode 87)

Something new for “accessibility news” … accessible vehicles. 2016 BraunAbillty MXV makes a Ford Explorer a cool accessible vehicle. VIDEO: BraunAbility MXV: Accessibility done CNET style (CNET On Cars, Episode 87) We’ve recently realized on this high tech show, we’ve never done a piece on wheelchair accessible vehicles. And that’s an oversight because they are anContinue reading “BraunAbility MXV: Accessibility done CNET style (CNET On Cars, Episode 87)”

Deaf News: Deaf woman is awarded e-Accessibility scholarship for mobile app for interpreters and carers | The Limping Chicken

A Deaf woman has been awarded an EDF-Oracle e-Accessibility scholarship for her project developing a mobile application to seamlessly connect persons with disabilities with caregivers, interpreters and assistants.Caroline Hurley is studying computer science at Open University in the United Kingdom. … THE AWARDED PROJECT Caroline’s project is to develop a mobile application to seamlessly connect persons with disabilities with caregivers,Continue reading “Deaf News: Deaf woman is awarded e-Accessibility scholarship for mobile app for interpreters and carers | The Limping Chicken”

Changing Places: Meet Vaila Morrison, Architect and a woman on a mission to champion inclusive design and improve quality of life through better accessibility – Womanthology

Meet Vaila Morrison tells Womanthology about championing inclusive design through the Changing Places campaign … Vaila Morrison is an architect with a passion for inclusive design and sustainability. She is not currently practicing as she is also a mum and carer to a young daughter with significant disabilities (attributed to an undiagnosed neurological condition), andContinue reading “Changing Places: Meet Vaila Morrison, Architect and a woman on a mission to champion inclusive design and improve quality of life through better accessibility – Womanthology”

Accessible media preview from CSUN 

The annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (commonly known as CSUN) starts on 21 March in San Diego, California. This year there is significant coverage around accessible media. Media Access Australia’s CEO, Alex Varley, previews some personal highlights. … A detailed program of the presentations covering technology for disabled people is on the CSUNContinue reading “Accessible media preview from CSUN “

Reduction of Legal Risk as Web Accessibility Business Case – Karl Groves

In this post, I’d like to discuss risk. Specifically, I’d like to focus on list of litigation, primarily because although I have previously outlined a number of factors that fall under the umbrella of “risk”, it is legal risk that most people tend to gravitate toward when discussing accessibility. This is especially true in theContinue reading “Reduction of Legal Risk as Web Accessibility Business Case – Karl Groves”

Being a deaf developer

I’ve been deaf since infancy. It is not profound; my hearing loss is described as moderate to severe and is mostly problematic at higher frequency ranges, the range at which most human speech happens. I rely on lip-reading and identifying vowel patterns to understand spoken language. Particular struggles are:recognising consonants, especially sibilants and unvoiced consonantsContinue reading “Being a deaf developer”

Accessibility Concerns Delay $30M Amazon E-Book Contract in N.Y.C.

New York City schools postponed action on an Amazon contract for creating an online storefront where educators will buy e-books, after the National Federation of the Blind raised questions about it. The National Federation of the Blind is questioning whether its community would have full accessibility in the online platform that would be built for teachersContinue reading “Accessibility Concerns Delay $30M Amazon E-Book Contract in N.Y.C.”

How a Running App Helps a Blind Runner Train Solo

Before Simon Wheatcroft starts running near his home in Doncaster, Great Britain, he finds where the grass begins on his left and takes one step to his right, positioning himself in the center of a ribbon of sidewalk. Like any run, light poles and street signs jut slightly onto the path on occasion. curated by (Lifekludger)Continue reading “How a Running App Helps a Blind Runner Train Solo”

The Future of Accessibility Innovation | Foreign Policy

The 2015 FP Global Demographics Student Essay Contest, underwritten by AARP, invited college and graduates students from around the world to participate in an intergenerational discussion about the opportunities presented by a rapidly aging world. Dozens of students from nearly every continent shared their ideas with FP. The winning essay is presented below. The developmentContinue reading “The Future of Accessibility Innovation | Foreign Policy”

EdTech and the accessibility paradox | Christensen Institute

Summer Cox is an exceptional student education coordinator at Henry County Public Schools in Georgia. For a number of years, her district has pursued personalized learning. That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. Cox has aContinue reading “EdTech and the accessibility paradox | Christensen Institute”