Want a Lanyard for iPhone 3/4?

With the advent of the iPhone 5 and the “Lightning” connector, the Danglet style lanyard which clips in the large charging port, is now obselete. Until this year when the iPhone SE came out I used a lanyard from Danglet for my phones. A lanyard is so important and integral to my use of a mobileContinue reading “Want a Lanyard for iPhone 3/4?”

Airline Web Accessibility: Post US DOT Deadline Round Up

Round the world in 8 Days We are pleased to say we can conclude our round the world airline accessibility review, having looked at the six airlines (one from each continent) to see how they have approached the new US … Continued Curated by (Lifekludger) Read full article at Source: Airline Web Accessibility: Post USContinue reading “Airline Web Accessibility: Post US DOT Deadline Round Up”

Reader – Writes : A set of helpful resources

A reader, Patricia, recently sent me these resources to share.   A colleague of mine has a special needs daughter and is easily one of the hardest working moms I know. Recently she told me about her frustrations with finding enough time in the day — she said she’s always hearing about different ways toContinue reading “Reader – Writes : A set of helpful resources”

Mobile Apps Like Uber and Airbnb Raise Novel ADA Title III Issues

Are online-only businesses like Uber and Airbnb covered by Title III of the ADA, and what would coverage mean when the businesses don’t own or operate the vehicles or accommodations that customers use? … Title III of the ADA only applies to owners, operators, lessors, and lessees of “place[s] of public accommodations.” Businesses such asContinue reading “Mobile Apps Like Uber and Airbnb Raise Novel ADA Title III Issues”

Weddings and Wheels – New Mobility

When planning your wedding, the most important part is finding ceremony and reception venues that fit your style and budget — and for wheelchair users, accessibility is another box to tick off. Trending venue options include getting married outdoors on farms or beaches, in warehouses or barns, or at poolsides. And as young wheelers makeContinue reading “Weddings and Wheels – New Mobility”

If the iPhone 7 removes the Home button it will become less accessible

Techinsider recently posted a roundup of rumours expected for the iPhone 7. One in particular has me worried for the future if it comes to fruition. It’s rumoured the home button could be replaced by a touch sensor. Not being able to have a physical button to press would spell the end of the phone’s usefulnessContinue reading “If the iPhone 7 removes the Home button it will become less accessible”

A shape-shifting navigation device for both the sighted and visually impaired (w/ Video)

Without doubt, this concept has to be the most lateral thinking piece of technology I’ve seen recently. Just think what it would be capable of if it had GPS built in and a route could be preprogrammed in it from a map. Or a phone providing real time navigation information from a pocket and the cubeContinue reading “A shape-shifting navigation device for both the sighted and visually impaired (w/ Video)”

Don’t let a disability stop you from using your smartphone

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isSlim=1 Watch video from usatoday Apple CEO Tim Cook recently tweeted, “Accessibility rights are human rights. Celebrating 25yrs of the ADA we’re humbled to improve lives with our products. #ADA25.”Apple and Google have baked strong accessibility tools into the iOS and Android ecosystem, respectively. While some tools are meant to complement third-party devices, from hearing aidsContinue reading “Don’t let a disability stop you from using your smartphone”

Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair

  UK-based maker Patrick Joyce, who has degenerative condition motor neuron disease (also known as MND or ALS), has created an eye-tracking wheelchair controller that allows a user who has lost all motor functions except for eye movement to be able to control their wheelchair and an onboard computer. With Joyce, fellow Maker David Hopkinson, helpedContinue reading “Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair”

Reader writes: Lead needed for Second Hand adaptive bike

A recent email I received from Shellie: I have been researching adaptive bikes for my 7 year old grandson. Many are so expensive and out of our price range. Do you ever find people interested in selling a used bike? So, if anyone knows anyone or any resources Shellie can tap into to find aContinue reading “Reader writes: Lead needed for Second Hand adaptive bike”