Posts Tagged webinar
Access is a Right and Good Public Policy | Accessibility News International – May 30 to June 5 is Manitoba Access Awareness Week
Accessible book (Open Library) – read books online.
Accessible Media Project – ways of presenting media on web sites. Requires Silverlight.
Accessibility for the Disabled – A Design Manual for a Barrier Free Environment – United Nations Program on Disability.
Accounting Software for Vision Impaired, World First – Cash Manager, an Australian product.
AFB AccessWorld: Technology and People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired – May 2010 Issue – contents include Android Phone Accessibility, Oratio Screen Reader for BlackBerry, Illuminated Magnifiers, the iPad, CSUN 2010 Highlights, Social Networking Accessibility, Home Appliance Update
Another iPhone 4 Prototype Leaks–What Can We Learn From It? [Updated] | Fast Company – probably one of those controlled Apple leaks…..
Bad Eyes Sees the PDF Light – PDFs need not be horribly inaccessible.
Barriers to Careers – Fred’s Head – guess what – not all blind people are musicians, and not all need huge amounts of care…..
Computer centers for visually impaired open – UzA – centre in Tashkent, Uzbekistan .
Crosswalk removed after complaints – China Daily – 2 weeks after being installed to enable blind and deaf children to cross the road, the crossing, in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, annoyed local people by being too noisy when driven over.
E-Access Bulletin’s sixth annual conference and exhibition on access to technology by people with disabilities, e-Access ’10, takes place on 13 July 2010 at Olympia 2 Conference Centre, London.
eSpeak text to speech – a speech synthesiser that can handle English and many other languages. Works on Linux and Windows.
[Book] Google It! A Guide to the World’s Most Popular Search Engine (2010 Second Edition) (GOOGLE) – new edition to cover recent developments.
Happy Birthday VoiceOver– The Mac-cessibility Network – News [Lioncourt.com] – what’s happened to VoiceOver since its launch in April, 2005.
Helpful bus stops are talk of the town – Edinburgh Evening News – blind passengers can use a fob or smartphone to get timetable and other bus information in this new pilot project.
How Are Seeing Eye Dogs Taught to Interpret Stoplights if Dogs Are Color-Blind? – short answer – they aren’t, and they don’t.
HTML5, ARIA Roles, and Screen Readers in May 2010 — Research — Accessible Culture – how the major screen readers measure up in these new environments.
HTML5 & Accessibility – Access U 2010 – slide show without apparently any sound. Humph!
Indoor & Outdoor Travel Skills for Adults with Vision Loss | VisionAWARE – an american site, but could be useful anywhere.
J-Tools? – T & T Consultancy – enhancements for JAWS version 11.
Bierley Maggie – Hagger Electronics – a pocket CCTV for £99 (£116 including VAT)
Michigan Students to Develop RFID-enabled Robotic Guide Dog – RFID Journal – sounds a bit like the Batcane or Ultracane, but this one recognises radio tags in places like supermarkets.
Microsoft Impresses — Really — with TellMe Voice Text and Search – PCWorld – text messages and web searches look really easy on the Samsung Sprint Intrepid, which responds to voice commands.
MoPix – Motion Picture Access – Making Movie Theaters Accessible to Disabled Audiences
Mushroom FM Internet radio station. – The home of the Fun guys – Jonathan Mosen, Brian Hartgen, Jeff Bishop and others have set up this new Internet radio station.
New information system for blind and visually impaired individuals – Freie Universität Berlin researchers are working on a device that connects wirelessly to the Internet and provides numerous information channels and the ability to handle e-mail. This is aimed primarily at those who are not experienced computer users – the InformA device works a bit like a radio.
[DOC] Self-directed support – What it is and how blind and partially sighted people can benefit. Factsheet from the RNIB in the UK about the new Personal Budgets/Direct Payments system. You may also like to read
[DOC] Personalisation: getting the most from personal budgets and self-directed care
ScreenRuler Suite V3 from Claro Software – with new features for Windows XP and Windows 7 (including 64-bit). This is a screen tool of most use to those with some sight, though it also has high-quality voices.
Speech in a Virtual World, Part II – SpeechTechMag.com – technology assisting in Second Life, etc, including the Virtual Guide Dog and speech recognition.
Tactile voting system for the blind sought – RTÉ News the current system in Ireland is to ask a trusted friend to help you vote. the National Council for the Blind say this is no longer adequate.
Visually Impaired Person Technology User Conference (Hosted by Vista Center for the Blind) | DAISY Consortium – May 22nd, 2010 in Mountain View, California. Presentations on smart phone topics.
West Bank invention to help blind – Al Jazeera English – Video – 3 girls from a Palestinian refugee camp have researched and produced a buzzing and vibrating cane for blind people.
A small apology if necessary – because WordPress seems to have had some downtime today, some of the links here haven’t been checked as they would usually be checked. Chances are that they’re fine, but time will tell.
Accessible Open Source Content Management System – TYPOlight Open Source CMS – to produce well-organised and accessible web sites.
AIM 7.2 Integrates with Facebook Chat | SSB BART Group – improves accessibility to Facebook.
Airline staff refuses to help blind man from the Deccan Herald
ARC Accessibility Simulations – Home Page – simulations of the ways in which various disabled people may interact with Blackboard. This is for awareness-raising.
Are You Aware February 10, 2010 | VisionAWARE newsletter of zVISIONAWARE.ORG
Built-in video arrives in Opera beta | Deep Tech – CNET News and still Opera refuses to work with my screen reader. Why haven’t they ever got this right? Is this the fastest critique on the Web?
Computer Training for the Over 50s – based in southern England. Online learning materials are free, and you can pay for a tutor to visit.
Design for Disability Will Become the Norm – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education – as the population ages, the penny’s dropped that accessibility is good for everyone.
Disabled score voting victory | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun – elections must be made more accessible in the whole of Canada, human rights judgement says
EASI Webinar: NonVisual Desktop Access free open source Screen Reader – use this link to register for the webinar scheduled for Wed. March 3, 9 GMT in the US, times are 1 PM Pacific, 2 PM Mountain,
Expedia Offers New Option for Disabled Travelers – find out which hotels can offer facilities for people with disabilities.
Full Screen Weather : Weather Underground – partly accessible with a screen reader.
Google Buzz Has Completely Changed the Game: Here’s How « The BAT Channel – what Google Buzz might mean for the social networking environment.
Internet Your Way to a New Job (JOBONLINE – National Braille Press (USA)) – $11.95 Braille and e-book.
iPad: no books here and an interesting diversity challenge – The Mobiliser » Blog Archive – no iPad books in the UK at the moment, and some criticisms of Apple’s software.
Law Office of Lainey Feingold – Disability Rights Legal Advocacy – Home Page – has represented blind and visually impaired people in class actions in the USA.
[Audio] Michel Pepin Talks Oratio in Extended Interview – Blind Bargains – Oratio is Humanware’s screen reader for the Blackberry smartphone.
Mobile Speak 4.01 for Symbian phones has been released – Blind Bargains – maintenance update of CodeFactory’s screen reader.
Monthly Event Calendar | Accessible World – podcasts, webcasts and e-learning.
Qwitter Client – an accessible Twitter interface for blind people.
REAPER | Download – trial version (fully working) of this music editing software is reportedly accessible to screen readers.
‘Talking’ bus stops for blind – pilot project in Leicester, UK, using the Star Trak bus information system.
Teaching about accessibility – via @saraheborne – Hello Happy Pitbulls » Blog Archive – Alan Brightman of Yahoo! explains how staff are made aware of accessibility needs. Better late than never, I suppose.
The Internet Archive: An Untapped Resource for the Blind – Braille Monitor – set up in 1996, the Internet Archive’s mission was to make knowledge universally available. In partnership with the NFB, they are making efforts to make it accessible to blind people.
The one handed typing tutor – Learn to touch type with one hand. Suitable for child and adult. One handed typing helps people with a disability in education and employment. Become a one hand typist
The Top 5 Roadblocks To Web Accessibility – Karl Groves asserts that accessibility is the last thing on the minds of web designers, and explains why it is important, and the major pitfalls.
Theatre for the blind gives unique insight at Upton Village Hall show – Chester Chronicle – local production of ‘Jane Eyre’ will be audio described.
TidyRead Turns Your Web Reading into a Fast, Smooth, No-fringe Experience Again – extension available for Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. Results for me have been a bit patchy, I must say.
UIC Accessibility Guide for Non HTML Formats including PDF, Word, Powerpoint, multimedia formats.
Vodaphone… get blind pedestrians back on track! – group aims to save Wayfinder Access GPS software. Thanks to Top Tech Tidbits for this one.
Win a new VW Urban Fox or £10,000 in our Big Spring Prize Draw 2010 – Action for Blind People – hey, does the car include driving lessons?