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”

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”

The iPhone setting that changed this man’s life.

..Todd Stabelfeldt is able to control the entire iPhone interface, thanks to an iOS setting called Switch Control. Also known as switch access, it’s an accessibility feature for people with physical disabilities who can’t use a touchscreen in the traditional way. It turns a complicated user interface into something that can be controlled with basicContinue reading “The iPhone setting that changed this man’s life.”

Mega menu accessibility on adobe.com « Adobe Accessibility

… Our first major decision in implementing our Adobe.com mega menu was to respect user expectations for global navigation. As an accessibility engineer, it’s tempting to want always want to implement the appropriate WAI-ARIA design pattern for the widget I’m developing. In this case, working on a menu, I looked to the WAI-ARIA Menu orContinue reading “Mega menu accessibility on adobe.com « Adobe Accessibility”

Smartphones, apps are liberating the blind and visually impaired

Ruben Morales, a blind 59-year-old retired engineer who lives in this Silicon Valley city, has used a specialized screen-reading program for years to write and run spreadsheets on his desktop computer. But recently, he figuratively cut the cord to his desktop and joined the mobile revolution. … learning how to use an iPhone’s features for vision-impairedContinue reading “Smartphones, apps are liberating the blind and visually impaired”

Why You Need to Know About Online Accessibility with Dennis Lembree – Social Light

Every once in a while a story surfaces involving a company that is forced to pay out big bucks because their website isn’t accessible to people with disabilities. People shake their heads and say “bad company,” but may not actually understand what online accessibility is and what they need to do to make their ownContinue reading “Why You Need to Know About Online Accessibility with Dennis Lembree – Social Light”

Lesson in Accessibility at Amusement Parks | Eric Lipp

…but then we went to Banshee and were stopped, properly, by the parks staff and I was asked if my brace was soft. I said “parts of it are hard.” I was then informed that I would be unable to ride this massive, new attraction because, “per manufacturers’ specs” no guest wearing a brace orContinue reading “Lesson in Accessibility at Amusement Parks | Eric Lipp”

Tech helps the disabled, like me, be more independent – Queens Chronicle: Queenswide

When I lost my eyesight, I began researching various assistive technologies that might help me regain my independence. The solutions at the time had the power to allow me to work, learn and live life with some degree of normalcy with one exception: the cost.A desktop magnification system that could assist me with reading printedContinue reading “Tech helps the disabled, like me, be more independent – Queens Chronicle: Queenswide”

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”