How a Smart Home Empowers People with Disabilities

… While advances in personal technology continue at a rapid pace, at times their designers seem to forget about the population that could perhaps benefit from it the most. Stabelfeldt says just the ability to charge a phone with a wheelchair didn’t even exist until a few years ago. But features like Apple’s “Home” appContinue reading “How a Smart Home Empowers People with Disabilities”

Designing for Accessibility: The Ultimate in UX

Designing for users with a broad range of abilities can bring challenges. But, before you start thinking “Great, more stuff to limit my rockstar designs” — recognize this: Smart designs aren’t created to impress your peers. Smart designs (and smart designers!) use design elements like color, placement, and interaction in very intentional ways to help site visitorsContinue reading “Designing for Accessibility: The Ultimate in UX”

Microsoft Accessibility Feedback: Hot (133 ideas) – Customer Feedback for Microsoft Accessibility

Microsoft Accessibility Feedback Welcome to Microsoft’s Accessibility Feedback forum. We are very interested in learning more about what products, features, and tools will delight our customers. Please share your ideas with us and remember to vote for ideas posted by others that you also think are great. If you accidentally came here in need ofContinue reading “Microsoft Accessibility Feedback: Hot (133 ideas) – Customer Feedback for Microsoft Accessibility”

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(curated from DN! by Lifekludger) Many cable companies refuse to list the titles of shows that air on public access television stations in their on-screen guides. Now media activists are pushing for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to intervene. Complete article at source: http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2013/8/7/cable_companies_urged_to_make_public_access_television_shows_more_accessible

Sony & Amazon Ask to Exempt E-readers from Accessibility Law

(curated by Lifekludger from Sony & Amazon Ask to Exempt E-readers from Accessibility Law ) A group of e-reader manufacturers including Amazon, Sony, and Kobo, are petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to exempt the devices from federal accessibility laws. Complete article at source: http://www.deque.com/sony-amazon-exempt-e-readers-accessibility-law

Crowdsourcing Accessibility Maps with AXSMapShare This

Like many of you, I use the Google Maps application on my smartphone, a lot. Whether I need to locate the nearest convenience store or find the closest BART stop, having a map in my hand with a realtime “you are here” dot is an incredible convenience. via Pocket http://codeforamerica.org/2012/05/18/crowdsourcing-accessibility-maps-with-axsmap/