Walk a Mile Using Assistive Technology

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Have you seen the popular show Undercover Boss? If you haven't, the premise behind it is that the boss of a large company, usually the CEO, will go undercover and do the job of one of the employees working at the lowest levels of the organization for a week. One reason shows such as Undercover Boss are so popular is that many of us can… Continue Reading Walk a Mile Using Assistive Technology

May #a11ychat with Shawn Lauriat from Google – Transcript

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Did you miss our riveting #a11y #a11ychat this past Monday? Never fear!  We've got the whole #a11ychat transcription on Chirpstory.  We were joined by special guest Shawn Lauriat.  Shawn works as a software engineer focusing on accessibility of Google Docs.  He joined Google in 2011 as an engineer on the Documents team.  Shawn responded to all our Google Doc and Drive accessibility questions and shared some great… Continue Reading May #a11ychat with Shawn Lauriat from Google – Transcript

Assistive Technology Helps Mother and Son at Purdue University

Assistive Technology Helps Mother and Son at Purdue University

Purdue's Disability Resource Center (DRC) and Assistive Technology Center (ATC) have a joint mission - to improve the accessibility of the University. Commencement with Closed Captioning As part of fulfilling this mission, on-site closed captioning was provided during each commencement ceremony. A large screen TV with captioning was placed on the stage, television and online broadcasts included captioning, and an American Sign Language interpreter was on hand as well.… Continue Reading Assistive Technology Helps Mother and Son at Purdue University

Google Docs #a11ychat

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Are you joining us on Monday? We are thrilled to host our monthly tweet chat about the accessibility of Google Docs alongside guest moderator Shawn Lauriat, a software engineer for Google since 2011. This month's chat will be held from 4-5 PM EDT (please note that this is a change from previous months). If you are new to the #a11ychat, it is a monthly chat… Continue Reading Google Docs #a11ychat

Deque at AccessU

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This week is John Slatin's AccessU presented by Knowbility.  AccessU is a three-day instructional conference comprised of educational sessions by accessibility experts from across the continent, and Deque is a very proud sponson of AccesU.  Our very own Paul Adam, Denis Boudreau, Barry Johnson, and Glenda Sims are all presenting this year. Earlier today, Glenda gave a presentation on accessibility and gamification titled, "Accessibility is Broken: A… Continue Reading Deque at AccessU

Deque Presents: Accessibility Stories

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In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Deque Systems presents "Accessibility Stories." "Accessibility Stories" is a collection of videos we recorded at the National Federation of the Blind National Convention in 2012. We invited people to come and share their experiences with web accessibility and to talk about how technology figures into and improves their lives. The result is this series of remarkable first-hand stories… Continue Reading Deque Presents: Accessibility Stories

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