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How Various Screen Readers Work on Mobile Devices

Nov, 11, 2017

by Sofia Gallo Most iPhone owners do not even know it exists, but every Apple phone comes with a feature called VoiceOver — a screen reader that allows visually impaired people to use an iPhone without looking at the screen. Like web screen readers, VoiceOver (and others such as Android’s TalkBack) reads any text out […]

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Meetup Recap: “Building an Accessible Document Workflow”

Oct, 10, 2017

Last year, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup at thoughtbot entitled “Building an Accessible Document Workflow.” Damian Sian, Senior Web Accessibility Advisor for Princeton University, gave a presentation on practical approaches to ensuring accessibility in document workflows, specifically PDF document workflows. Here are some highlights from Damian’s presentation: Why do we still need PDFs? How WCAG […]

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August Meetup Recap: “My Story, Aphasia, the NYC Outdoors Disability Group, and the No Barriers Summit”

Oct, 10, 2017

This past summer, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup entitled “My Story, Aphasia, the NYC Outdoors Disability Group, and the No Barriers Summit.” Presenter Avi Golden, a practicing EMT, described how he went from being a Critical Care and Flight Paramedic with North Shore LIJ (Northwell) EMS and NY Presbyterian EMS before having a stroke to […]

Using Microsoft’s Seeing AI in Day-to-Day Life

Sep, 9, 2017

by Sofia Gallo An Introduction Last month, Microsoft introduced Seeing AI – an app that would describe the world for visually impaired people using artificial intelligence technology. Due to my limited vision, I am constantly looking for new tools that will help me capture important visual information around me, so I decided to try Seeing […]

Afraid to Tell Developers Their App is not Accessible? You Should, And Here’s How.

Aug, 8, 2017

Equal Entry’s newest team member, Sofia Gallo, has written a helpful primer on how to report accessibility issues in iOS apps: Afraid to Tell Developers Their App is not Accessible? You Should, And Here’s How. Sofia has been a VoiceOver user for many years, and she brings both her personal experience and technical understanding to […]

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Presentation: “Lessons Learned from Recent Litigation and Emerging Best Practices”

Jul, 7, 2017

Last month, a federal Judge held that a grocery store website must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As a result, businesses across the United States need to stay abreast of the legal issues and practical considerations involved in managing risk in this evolving and increasingly litigious climate. Equal Entry’s Chris Keroack served […]

Thomas Logan Presents: “Accessibility and Virtual Reality”

Jul, 7, 2017

Thomas Logan, Equal Entry CEO, recently delivered his “Accessibility and Virtual Reality” presentation to the Bay Area Accessibility and Inclusive Design group in San Francisco. Logan highlighted successful applications available in the VR/AR marketplace that illustrate accessibility best practices via custom solutions, as well as popular VR/AR applications that currently fall short of accessibility guidelines. His presentation […]

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“Writing Government Information for People with Disabilities”

Jun, 6, 2017

Earlier this month, Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup at thoughtbot titled “Writing Government Information for People with Disabilities.” The presenter was Jonathan Katz, Content Writer at the New York City Department of Small Business Services. Katz discussed how to write so that people with cognitive disabilities can read, understand, and use your content. Here are three moments we found especially interesting in […]