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Accessibility NYC Meetup on 4/4: “A Taste of ReelAbilities”

Mar, 3, 2017

Accessibility NYC will be hosting a Meetup on April 4th at thoughtbot, titled “A Taste of ReelAbilities.” Ravit Turjeman, Director of the ReelAbilities Film Festival, will present and discuss four short films. She will be joined by Xian Horn, who is on the ReelAbilities Film Selection Committee. The following films will be presented:   Picked Directed […]

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Watch Thomas Logan’s Presentation on Multimedia and Accessibility

Aug, 8, 2016

Thomas Logan, Equal Entry CEO, recently gave a presentation at thoughtbot titled “Multimedia and Accessibility.” The presentation focused on accessibility techniques to improve access to multimedia content. Real world examples were pulled from content such as “The Facts of Life,” “Flowers for Algernon,” “The Miracle Worker,” and “St. Elsewhere.” For those who were unable to […]

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Q&A with Niclas Bergström, CEO of ReadSpeaker

Jun, 6, 2016

This installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Niclas Bergström, CEO of ReadSpeaker. ReadSpeaker converts text to speech on a variety of devices through a “Listen” button–try it on this article. Bergström comes from a sound and computer background, and has started and developed companies in this field for over 15 years. Follow ReadSpeaker on Twitter at @ReadSpeaker. […]

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Q&A with John Huth, Librarian

Apr, 4, 2016

This month’s installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with John Huth, Young Adult Librarian for The Child’s Place in Brooklyn. He collaborates with partners, including schools and community-based organizations, to provide high quality information services to underserved young people, including those with disabilities. When did you first get started in accessibility? In […]

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Equal Entry will Deliver a Presentation at CSUN on Multimedia Accessibility

Mar, 3, 2016

If you will be attending the 31st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference this month, come see us! Thomas Logan from Equal Entry will give a presentation on multimedia accessibility techniques applied to real examples — specifically, using historical representations of people with disabilities in film and television. The presentation will take place […]

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Accessibility in the News – February 2016

Feb, 2, 2016

Here is a roundup of some accessibility stories we noticed in the news recently. At the Grammy’s, when Stevie Wonder presented the award for Song of the Year, he mentioned that the winner’s name was printed in Braille and preached accessibility for all. A lawsuit has been filed against AMC Theatres, alleging they are violating […]

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Q&A with Tiffany Yu, Founder of Diversability

Feb, 2, 2016

This month’s installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Tiffany Yu, the Director of Business Development at REVOLT Media & TV. Yu is also the founder of Diversability, an award-winning social movement to rebrand disability. She graduated with honors from Georgetown University and currently lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter at […]

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Interview with Akash Khanolkar, Founder of CrowdViz

Jan, 1, 2016

The latest installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Akash Khanolkar, founder of CrowdViz, a company that connects people who are visually impaired with sighted assistants. Through a video connection, assistants can offer various types of sighted help. When did you first get started in accessibility? Learning about the field of accessibility was […]

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Accessibility in the News – December 2015

Dec, 12, 2015

Here is a roundup of some accessibility stories we noticed in the news recently. Ohio is a swing state in elections and new lawsuit alleges that online voting opportunities are inaccessible to people with disabilities. Bluetooth beacon navigation for the visually impaired has been installed in some of London’s subway stops. Nyle DiMarco, a model […]

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CADET: Advanced Caption Authoring Software from Industry Pioneers

Dec, 12, 2015

In 1972, the first captions for broadcast television appeared on WGBH in Boston. For over 40 years, WGBH has remained an industry leader in providing media access to people with disabilities. They run a non-profit R&D organization called the National Center for Accessible Media, and they released a free captioning tool called MAGpie in 2000 […]