Accessibility Link Round-Up – February 1, 2013

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Here are some notable accessibility links from around the web this week: "Accessible Data Tables with Static Headers" - Juicy Studio "Labels in input fields aren't such a good idea" - Laura Kalbag "ARIA-label, labelledby, describedby" - Maxability "Getting Started with OS X VoiceOver" - #a11ychatProject "A-Z of better web writing" - 4 Syllables  "Web Accessibility Apprentice" - Ian Pouncey

CSUN Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference 2013

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        Are you attending CSUN this year? Our team of experts and several of our clients will be giving a series of presentations at CSUN Wednesday February 27th throught Friday March 1st. The presentations include case studies from Blackboard, the Department of Veterans Affairs, AT&T, and Southern California Edison; presentations on many topics including mobile accessibility, gamification and accessibility, and responsive design;… Continue Reading CSUN Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference 2013

5 iPhone Apps for Students With Disabilities

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Edudemic recently posted a round-up of 5 iPhone apps for students with disabilities. The piece includes detailed descriptions of and links to ArtikPix, In My Dreams, ADHD, TapToTalk, and Learn Braille Alphabet. You can read the full piece here: Edudemic - 5 iPhone Apps for Students With Disabilities

December #a11ychat: 508 Compliance for Federal Agencies

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December 17th, from 5-6pm EST is our next #a11ychat, and the final #a11ychat of the year! I can hardly believe it's almost 2013! We hope this month's topic will get some of you thinking about your accessibility compliance plans in the new year. Our topic is: "Addressing the Challenges of Section 508 Compliance at the Federal Level". We'll be looking at the differences between Section 508 and… Continue Reading December #a11ychat: 508 Compliance for Federal Agencies

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!

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