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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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The State of Accessibility and VR, Part 1

Nov, 11, 2017

by Sam Berman The most popular application of VR as it stands now is gaming. Never has this been more obvious than with the opening of VR World, New York City’s first virtual reality arcade. While gaming is the most natural and apparent use, we will see VR incorporated in an increasingly broad array of […]

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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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Artificial Intelligence as a Tool for People with Disabilities

Jul, 7, 2017

by Sam Berman Like many people, my first direct, real-world interaction with artificial intelligence was with Siri on my iPhone. It was the first implementation of artificial intelligence that gained any serious, mainstream traction. And yet, at that time, Siri seemed like a novelty; a gimmick Apple pulled from science fiction movies. The kind of […]

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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 […]