It is the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the new Americans with Disabilities report from the US Census reports that nearly 1 in 5 people in the US have a disability, and over 60% of individuals reporting a disability report having a severe disability.
Glenda "goodwitch" Sims will be leading a workshop at High Ed Web Arkansas on Thursday, July 26th from 9am to Noon. Here is a short video to give you a hint about the delicious accessibility adventures that await if you attend this workshop.
Here are some examples of how my life has been simplified through the use of accessible web sites and IOS apps usable by folks needing a screen reader: I can wake up to my phone's alarm and check the weather.This task previously required a specialized Braille or talking watch and/or lock and use of radio or television for weather information.
Our next #a11ychat on Twitter is coming up on Monday. This month we will once again feature Glenda Sims and Elle Waters, and our topic is: "Disability be Damned! When Accessibility Brings Independence, Games, Art & Adventures to Life". And, yes, that title is under 140 characters.
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.