Texas DIR Launches Website Accessibility Scanning Program – with WorldSpace!

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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!

November Tweetchat: You’ve got some reading to do!

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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!

iPad Apps for Users with Reading Disabilities

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TeleRead has posted a pretty comprehensive list of mobile apps to help users with reading disabilities, including text-to-speech and dictation software, apps to help dyslexic users, and many more.  The list is broken down into helpful tools, fundamentals (building reading and writing skills), reading, writing, and spelling. You can read the whole list on their website: http://www.teleread.org  

Chrome Vox

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GoogleDevelopers just posted a new video outlining the ChromeVox extension for the Chrome browser.  The extension is supported by all operating systems that support the Chrome browser and is an open source application. Have any of you used ChromeVox?  What kind of experience did you have?  

From the Guardian: ‘Are banks failing disabled people online?’

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The Guardian recently published an article about how many financial institutions have yet to make their websites and web content accessible to users with disabilities.  The Guardian conducted their own survey of eleven banking sites and found Barclays to be the worst offender in their survey.  The article also includes a brief run-down of challenges and best practices. Read the whole article here: Guardian.co.uk -… Continue Reading From the Guardian: ‘Are banks failing disabled people online?’

Not Enough Hands

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As a woman who is blind, I often am challenged by needing one more hand.  I usually have one hand occupied either holding my guide dog's harness or a white cane, or holding a guide's elbow.  Then add on a purse, other items to carry, and my cell phone!  There lies the challenge - I need another hand or a solution for something I carry.… Continue Reading Not Enough Hands

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