Interview with Steve Spohn from the AbleGamers Foundation

Today we are featuring an interview with AbleGamers Editor-in-Chief, Steve Spohn.  The AbleGamers Accessibility Arcade is being showcased this weekend at the Chicago Abilities Expo.  You can read more about the event and AbleGamers here. When was the AbleGamer Foundation established and why? AbleGamers was founded in 2004 by Mark Barlet and Stephanie Walker.  Stephanie and Mark had been playing EverQuest 2 every Friday for a… Continue Reading Interview with Steve Spohn from the AbleGamers Foundation

AbleGamers and the Accessibility Arcade

This weekend's Abilities Expo in Chicago will feature the AbleGamers' Accessibility Arcade.  Abilities Expo is dedicated to educating and improving the lives of Americans with disabilities, their families and caregivers, and health professionals and provides and opportunity for companies to demonstrate their products and services to end-users and industry professionals. The AbleGamers Foundation was established to bring greater accessibility to the digital entertainment space - specifically video… Continue Reading AbleGamers and the Accessibility Arcade

How Folks Who are Blind Avoid Eating Moldy Cheese!

I am constantly amazed at the creativity of apps developed to assist people who are blind. One of my favorites is VizWiz. Vizwiz allows you to take a picture and then record a question about what is in the picture. You can choose where your question is sent --machines or humans, and, promptly, you get an answer. As a person who is blind I am… Continue Reading How Folks Who are Blind Avoid Eating Moldy Cheese!

#a11ychat – Making Video and Audio Accessible to All

Welcome to the second web accessibility chat, AKA #a11ychat! The "Accessibility Avengers" @nethermind and @goodwitch will be your high energy hosts and moderators for this event. The topic for this chat will be: "Making Video and Audio Accessible to All: What are your successes and biggest challenges?" Elle Waters (@nethermind) and Glenda Sims (@goodwitch) will kick off the discussion with their thoughts and questions on… Continue Reading #a11ychat – Making Video and Audio Accessible to All

New Developments Related to the CVAA

There have been some new legal developments related to the FCC's 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.  The Attorney General's office has weighed in on recent litigation against Netflix.  The National Association of the Deaf, Western Massachusetts Association of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, and Lee Nettles have taken action against Netflix for failing to caption all of their "Watch Instantly" streaming content.  The… Continue Reading New Developments Related to the CVAA

Stoked about Sports!

Folks who are blind have long listened to sports on the radio for a better description than those offered on television. However, if one travels, it can be difficult to find a radio broadcast for your home team. Fret no more: IOS devices and apps solve this problem!  Thankfully many of the apps are quite accessible; allowing you to look at schedules, search for and… Continue Reading Stoked about Sports!

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