Edudemic recently posted a round-up of 5 iPhone apps for students with disabilities. The piece includes detailed descriptions of and links to ArtikPix, In My Dreams, ADHD, TapToTalk, and Learn Braille Alphabet. You can read the full piece here: Edudemic - 5 iPhone Apps for Students With Disabilities
December 17th, from 5-6pm EST is our next #a11ychat, and the final #a11ychat of the year! I can hardly believe it's almost 2013! We hope this month's topic will get some of you thinking about your accessibility compliance plans in the new year. Our topic is: "Addressing the Challenges of Section 508 Compliance at the Federal Level". We'll be looking at the differences between Section 508 and… Continue Reading December #a11ychat: 508 Compliance for Federal Agencies
Last month we had record participation in our monthly #a11ychat on Twitter, and we hope you all keep coming back. For those of you who are new to Twitter or the concept of a "tweetchat" - perhaps even a little intimidated by the whole thing - we've got your back. Here is a handy little guide to the art of the tweetchat. 1. First, you… Continue Reading #a11ychat How-to Guide
It's not often a sign language interpreter gets publicity for their work, but in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, American Sign Language Interpreter Lydia Callis got a great deal of unexpected attention. In addition to a spoof on Saturday Night Live (SNL), her work as New York City Mayor Bloomberg's interpreter was covered by NYMag, The Huffington Post, and The New York Times, to name… Continue Reading Lydia Callis, ASL Hero
Govtech.com recently posted an article about the Texas Department of Information Resources' new online scanning program to help state agencies improve accessibility on their websites. The Texas DIR will be using WorldSpace through a cooperative contract with Knowbility to scan and remediate their web content. The article features more information on the program and a brief interview with our CEO, Preety Kumar. Read the entire… Continue Reading Texas DIR Launches Website Accessibility Scanning Program – with WorldSpace!
The topic for November's tweetchat is Accessibility Certification - Good Idea, Bad Idea? Back at the beginning of the year at CSUN 2012, there was some active debate on the subject, and we'd like to revisit that discussion. We have some reading we'd like you to do in preparation: 1. Considering the Case for Creating an International Society of Accessibility Professionals - Knowbility 2. "Taking Accessibility Mainstream: Making… Continue Reading November Tweetchat: You’ve got some reading to do!