DROID and Android Accessibility Surprise I saw the Motorola DROID today. :) I have a surprise for those of you who can't see very well, and are curious about whether you can use the DROID. Stay tuned for more information, I think you're going to like this. :)
Internet Access For The Blind (CBS News) Bruce ***ton is suing Target under the Americans with Disabilities Act. ***ton is blind and wants Target to upgrade its website to accommodate him. John Blackstone reports.
Access to Technology in the Workplace: In Our Own Words People with disabilities talk about their use of accessible technology in the workplace.
NHRivieraCancun - Accessibility Review A video review on wheelchair accessibility of the NH Riviera Cancun (formerly EdenH Luxury Resort) in the Mayan Riviera, Cancun, Mexico. There are a lot of positives for this resort, but to fully check it out, watch this video to see rooms, resort layouts, and access to restaurants, bars, and lobbies.
Google Chrome Extensions and Accessibility Rachel Shearer an engineer from Google's Accessibility Engineering team discusses how developers can incorporate accessibility best practices when designing their extensions. Rachel also presents ChromeVis, an extension she created for users with low vision. You can find more information on ChromeVis at: To learn about accessibility best practices for extensions please review our guide at:
Video accessibility for the HTML5 video tag This is a submission to the W4A 2009 Web accessibility conference (www.w4 ). In the video, we explain the current status of video accessibility on the Web and means forward for HTML5. We propose a solution for associating textual captions with video and explain it on the example of Ogg Kate, SRT and DFXP. We then explain further challenges such as Sign Language, Audio Annotations, and more general types of time-aligned text, eg Karaoke, music lyrics, ticker-text, transcripts, or annotations with hyperlinks.
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IBM Systems help Alameda County Social Services Agency achieve integrated reporting system All-in-one, integrated systems & services from IBM help Alameda County Social Services Agency optimize information on demand, reporting, and improve service to the community.
Accessibility (Ethiopia) - Leonard Cheshire Disability Young Voices A film by Tewobsta Muluken and Mekonnen Temsegen Workineh, participants in theLeonard Cheshire Disability Young Voices project from Ethiopia. Young Voices is a project of the Leonard Cheshire Disability Global Alliance. It brings together groups of young disabled people from 19 different countries. It gives an opportunity for them to share their experiences of fighting discrimination and learn about the new UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and their human rights. It gives them training in campaigning, advocacy and media skills to help them hold their governments to their obligations under the UN Convention and raise awareness. They are using video cameras to share their stories and ideas with the world. These films are their own work, their own stories. To continue their fight for full human rights for people with disabilities, the Young Voices need your support. If you find these films interesting or thought-provoking, please tell your friends and circulate this link or visit our website: Subscribe to our channel by clicking the button above to be kept informed of new films and developments.
Equal Access for Deaf and Blind: Markey Legislation Congressman Ed Markey (D- MA 07) speaks on the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act to provide internet and technology access to all. The bill passed in it's final form September 28th, 2010. It is waiting to be signed into law! markey.house.gov Follow Rep. Markey on Twitter: and Facebook:
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BSI Documentary - Building accessibility Why are accessibility standards important? How do standards help designers? How can we make the World Wide Web wider? With a new documentary on accessibility, BSI Group provides some answers to the many questions on buildings accessibility and web accessibility. This is how the world's first national standards body has chosen to celebrate World Standards Day on 14 October. This year's global message is 'Standards make the world accessible for all'. The video -- which includes strong and interesting statements from many authoritative contributors -- will be shown during the European Commission's World Standards Day 2010 'Accessibility for all' conference in Brussels today. "People have different needs and abilities", says BSI Film Producer Sofie Sandell. "In this video we want to give them a voice to make sure that their needs are heard and fulfilled thanks to standards". The documentary touches on several aspects of accessibility, from buildings to websites. The key messages are: If people don't have access to buildings, transport and the web they are locked out from society; standards create opportunities for an active life for all. BSI Group has always been committed to establishing and supporting standards which promote the availability of products and services to all consumers, regardless of their disability or impairment. And this year's event will highlight the effort BSI is making in this area. "Accessibility has become an increasing focus for BSI, recognizing that ...
Accessibility: For everyone's Benefit More than one in ten, that is, at least 50m citizens throughout the EU, must deal with a disability and are confronted daily with physical barriers. And, as populations are increasingly ageing and disabilities are often acquired with age, their number is set to increase. Although EU legislation has been in place since 2000 to implement the principle of equal treatment in employment, disabled people still remain among the most disadvantaged social groups throughout Europe. Indeed, 45% of Europeans recently surveyed think that discrimination amongst disabled people is particularly rife.
WCAG 2.0 Theme Song Web Content Accessibility Guidelines - Disability WCAG 2.0 Theme Song, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. All Instruments, vocals, video/audio production, videotaping by David MacDonald Special thanks to Armando Prini, videotaping of David, use of video studio SATB studios.
21st Century Communications and Accessibility Act Passage Video from September 28, 2010 passage of the 21st Century Communications and Accessibility Act
Accessibility at Western Providing the best experience for persons with disabilities.
Web Accessibility - A World Denied This Trailer introduces the SOCITM / AbilityNet DVD on web Accessibility - Access to the web for people with a disability - the full DVD is abvilable from
Web Accessibility - through the "eyes" of a screen reader "Click Here" must die and Skip Navigation must live. See how a person with visual impairment experiences the web using a screen reader application.
The future is Open Access In this short film dr. Arianna Betti explains how she uses Open Access publications in her daily work and how Open Access can speed up research and increase collaboration between scholars. Dr. Betti: 'Right now, we still must choose between Open Access and prestige. Let's keep our copyright. Let's put our publications online available in repositories. Let's choose the journals that have the best Open Access policies. And let's create new Open Access journals. At some point in the future there will be no distinction what so ever between prestige and Open Access. Because the future is Open Access.' More information:
Web accessibility and the W3C guidelines The W3C is a world wide consortium which provides guidelines on making the web more accessible to a range of users. In this clip, Craig demonstrates how Coatbridge College have developed their website with accessibility in mind.
Kitchen Accessibility Some kitchen accessibility ideas for those who are paralyzed or confined to a wheelchair. Accessible oven, stove top, oxo canisters, Keurig coffee maker station.
Equal Access: Universal Design of Instruction How to make instruction in a classroom or in a tutoring center accessible to all students.
What is Accessibility? (by Tom Hughes-Croucher) Video lesson "What is Accessibility? (by Tom Hughes-Croucher)".
Airline accessibility - Zara's story Under new European law, if you are disabled or have difficulty moving around you can receive assistance when you fly to and from Europe. Watch a video of Zara's air travel experiences and find out how the Commission helped her.
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BBC Click Accessibility An overview of what impaired users encounter when using in accessible websites.
Equal Access In The Classroom Every student deserves equal access to learning opportunities. The Described and Captioned Media Program focuses on those classrooms having students with broad differences in their ability to see and hear. Description and captioning make educational media accessible to these students. This production: (a) defines and provides examples of description and captioning; (b) provides teacher testimony supporting the need for these accessibility options in educational media; and (c) overviews the services provided by the DCMP, including our free-loan library of accessible media. For more information concerning the DCMP, visit our web site at . To learn more about accessible media, order a DVD version of this production, or to view this production with description, visit the Equal Access In the Classroom section of the DCMP site at http .
Video Games: Access for All -- KQED QUEST Can someone who's quadriplegic or hearing impaired play a video game? QUEST takes you to the international Game Developers Conference celebrated recently in San Francisco, where a group of gamers used colorful tactics to convince mainstream developers to make video games that are accessible for everyone.
Improvement of Web Accessibility in Japan Google Tech Talks March, 17 2008 ABSTRACT This talk is a shortened version of our presentation at the CSUN 2008 conference, titled "Improvement of Web Accessibility: What A Japanese Web Production Company Can Do". We would like to introduce how we are contributing to the improvement of Web accessibility. Speaker: Kazuhito Kidachi Kazuhito Kidachi works for Mitsue-Links, as a corporate director and the general manager of the Research and Development Department. He creates standards-compliant web sites for Mitsue-Links' clients, and is also enthusiastic about being an advocate for web standards in Japan. That's why he's a member of the Web Standards Project (WaSP). Speaker: Katsutoshi Tsuji Katsutoshi Tsuji works for Mitsue-Links as an Accessibility engineer in the Accessibility Team of the Research and Development Department. He has been totally blind since birth. He started working with Web accessibility in 2001 as a visually-impaired consultant. Currently, his main task is enlightening Mitsue-Links' clients about Web accessibility.
Accessibility Services Erin Peterson discusses what the Webster Centre for Teaching and Learning's Accessibility Services office has to offer UPEI students. Learn more at www.upei.ca
EMC SourceOne Architecture: Scalability, Accessibility In this video, Michael Brown, Solutions Architect, takes you through some of the key features of the EMC SourceOne architecture, and explains how it's been designed to reduce operational burdens and costs; simplify access to content to enhance productivity; and enable information governance to mitigate risk.
Introducing The Android Accessibility Framework Starting with Android 1.6 — fondly known as Donut —the platform includes an Accessibility API that makes it easy to implement adaptive technology such as screenreaders. Android 1.6 comes with a built-in screenreader called TalkBack that provides spoken feedback when using Android applications written in Java. The next few videos will progressively introduce TalkBack, SoundBack and KickBack, a suite of programs that augment the Android user interface with alternative output. All of these special utilities are available through option Accessibility in the Android Settings menu. Once activated, the accessibility settings are persistent across reboots, ie, you need enable these tools only once. Notice that because I have accessibility enabled on my phone, all user actions produce relevant auditory feedback. Thus, each item is spoken as I move through the various options in the settings menu. The spoken feedback also indicates the state of an item as appropriate. Activating SoundBack produces non-spoken auditory feedback; KickBack produces haptic feedback.
Importance of HTML Headings for Accessibility A brief demo and discussion of why HTML headings are so important for screenreader users.
Accessibility features in the iPhone 3GS The iPhone 3GS is ideal for people with vision problems or other physical disabilities. Within the iPhone 3GS accessibility options you can elect to enable text to speech and screen zooming. A Internet tutorial series by .
Accessibility Awareness Day at Notre Dame Scott Howland, Center for Students with Disabilities "If you can create an environment that is free of obstacles or barriers, then the disability doesnt really exist." School of Architecture: architecture.nd.edu Center for Students with Disabilities: www.nd.edu
New Accessibility Features on the iPhone 3GS (White on Black & Zoom) Some cool new accessibility features I found on the iPhone 3GS for those people who have problems with their eyesite. Sorry for the misconseption in the video. I wasn't aware of these when I shot this video. -Follow me on Twitter! for shout outs and advertising click here: www.MiChA3LdAc7
BBC Click and Accessibility First Paert of video introducing you to how people with a disability are using computers