Australian government web accessibility compliance transitions from strategy to standards

From a transition strategy to a national standard, the Digital Transformation Office has begun to detail requirements for federal government agencies to have their websites recognised as being accessible…. (curated by Lifekludger) Complete story at source: Access iQ

Hands-Free ‘Mouse’ Wins AT&T Accessibility Award

The $25,000 grand prize went to Kinesic Mouse, a software solution that uses a 3D camera to detect facial expressions and head rotations so that users can operate a PC hands-free. The Kinesic Mouse also won the $10,000 “Best Mobility Solution” category, bringing its total cash winnings to $35,000…. (curated by Lifekludger) Complete story atContinue reading “Hands-Free ‘Mouse’ Wins AT&T Accessibility Award”

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative: 2014 in review

As the end of another busy year approaches, it’s worth looking back at the year that was and the significant contributions WAI has made. With celebrations relating to the 25th anniversary of the WWW and the 20th anniversary of the W3C, there has been much opportunity for reflection, and there have been some more localisedContinue reading “W3C Web Accessibility Initiative: 2014 in review”

Story of ‘good will’ highlights Lifekludger concept – Santa Cruz Sentinel

This story from the Santa Cruz Sentinel shows the power of connection and what can be achieved when a Maker (Jon Bjornstad, a Santa Cruz freelance computer programmer) is backed by a Giver (Roy and Ana Cook of Saratoga) to help a Liver (Karadole, a paralyzed woman who lives in Croatia) – with the endContinue reading “Story of ‘good will’ highlights Lifekludger concept – Santa Cruz Sentinel”

Preserving Digital Identity in my Will

I made a decision yesterday while travelling home – I’m going to make allowance in my will towards the ongoing existence of my digital identity. Now, don’t panic, I’m not ill and don’t intend on dying anytime soon. But it will happen. And it so happens that with recent changes in living arrangements I’ve beenContinue reading “Preserving Digital Identity in my Will”

Dave the Lifekludger gets a mention by Mark Pesce on New Inventors

Over a month back on my Lifekludger blog I mentioned in a blog post titled “Mind control interface a near reality” the Epoc Headset, being developed by Emotiv. The other day on the New Inventors on the ABC here in Australia my friend Mark Pesce gives a shoutoput to me. Ref 1min in. See theContinue reading “Dave the Lifekludger gets a mention by Mark Pesce on New Inventors”

Tablet PC – a Lifekludger view

It’s rude not to point Ok here I am typing on the onscreen keyboard of a Tablet PC*. A first for me. The good folks at Tegatech Australia kindly sent me a Tablet to loan and have a bit of a play and see how someone without the use of hands might go using aContinue reading “Tablet PC – a Lifekludger view”