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

EPUB 3 and Accessibility

The Association of American Publishers recently reported that adult eBook sales overtook the sale of adult hardback sales.  This is big news in the publishing world - the scales are tipping, and we are in the midst of the inevitable rise of the eBook.  Of course, one cannot discuss eBooks without talking about format. There are many, many different eBook formats - from Amazon's KF8,… Continue Reading EPUB 3 and Accessibility

How do You Solve the Accessible Video and Audio Challenge?

To support the efforts of #a11y, we've asked each one of our regular  hosts/ moderators to write a blog post after each chat. The post can be a direct response to the conversation, a wrap-up, or a post about the chat topic. This month's chat was held on June 18th, and was hosted by Glenda Sims and Elle Waters. The subject was Making Video and Audio… Continue Reading How do You Solve the Accessible Video and Audio Challenge?

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!

Deque’s Webinar on ADA Compliance for Banks

Deque has a new webinar on ADA compliance for banks. The webinar provides a thorough but easy-to-digest discussion of: The Americans with Disabilities Act and how it relates to digital accessibility Some clear trends that we think suggest the direction that the regulatory climate is heading around digital accessibility And some best practices that we have seen work first hand, and that you can evaluate… Continue Reading Deque’s Webinar on ADA Compliance for Banks

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