Bryan Garaventa, Research Developer and Accessibility Advocate

Q&A with Bryan Garaventa, Founder of WhatSock

Sep, 9, 2016

This installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Bryan Garaventa. He is the founder of WhatSock and an Accessibility Fellow at SSB BART Group. Additionally, Garaventa is and a Research Developer for the W3C ARIA Working Group, the Internet Society, and the Royal Society of Arts. When did you first get started in […]

Second Annual Accessibility Camp in NYC is a Success

Sep, 9, 2016

New York City’s second accessibility camp was hosted at NYU MAGNET2 Metrotech Center on Saturday September 17, 2016. Focusing on users with different disabilities, sessions covered digital accessibility topics from the web (technical to tactical), desktop software, assistive technology, hacking, education, elections, and everything in between. Captioned videos of the sessions are now available on […]

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Coming Soon: A Braille Kindle?

Sep, 9, 2016

Developers at the University of Michigan are working on a Braille-based Kindle for the blind. In addition to e-reader capabilities, the device will allow people who are blind to surf the web in a way they were previously unable to do: Users will be able to interact with photographs, spreadsheets, and graphs. Refreshable Braille technology […]

2016 Paralympics: Let the Games Begin!

Sep, 9, 2016

The 2016 Paralympic Games begin today in Rio de Janeiro. This major sporting event involves athletes with a range of disabilities, including impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, and limb deficiency. The Paralympic Games began as a small gathering of British World War II veterans in 1948, but it has grown to be […]

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Interview with Shauna Keating, Digital Artist and Inclusive Design Advocate

Aug, 8, 2016

Shauna Keating gave an excellent presentation at Accessibility New York City earlier this month, and we wanted to speak with her about the important work she is doing. Keating is a designer residing in the Hudson Valley. She works as a Digital Artist at Evolving Media Network, a creative development studio in Kingston, NY specializing in […]

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Accessibility at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Aug, 8, 2016

This year’s Olympics will be the most accessible to date. In addition to all the work that has been done to make the Olympic village itself accessible, viewers watching NBC coverage at home will enjoy a greater level of accessibility too. This includes: Live video descriptions of Olympic events in all local regions where SAP (Secondary Audio Program) […]

Thomas Logan, Equal Entry CEO, Gives Presentation at NYCDA

Jul, 7, 2016

For digital accessibility advocates, outreach is essential. Since our inception, Equal Entry has committed significant time and resources to accessibility education. As an example of our work, check out the video we shared about using Cortana and speech recognition together on Windows 10. Thomas Logan, Equal Entry CEO, was recently invited to give a presentation at the New York Code […]

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Accessibility 2016: Where do the Candidates Stand?

Feb, 2, 2016

According to the 2010 US Census, there are 303.9 million people living in America, and 56.7 million of them are people with disabilities. This means that roughly one in five Americans has some form of disability, and many more have a personal connection to a person with a disability. With statistics like these, one would […]

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Interview with Svetlana Kouznetsova, Founder of Audio Accessibility

Jan, 1, 2016

The latest installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Svetlana Kouznetsova, founder of Audio Accessibility, a consulting service that helps make audio, videos, and events accessible for deaf people. In addition to her work in accessibility, Kouznetsova also works in user experience and product management. When did you first get started in accessibility?  […]

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Interview with Bob Paradiso, Independent Rehab Engineer

Dec, 12, 2015

The newest installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Bob Paradiso, Independent Rehab Engineer. With a background in programming video games, Paradiso now modifies electronics and hardware to enable people to do more. When did you first get started in accessibility? Maybe it was when I first started playing around with hacking a […]