Tonight’s Accessibility NYC Presentation: “Building an Accessible Document Workflow”

Dec, 12, 2016

This evening, Accessibility NYC is hosting a presentation titled “Building an Accessible Document Workflow.” The presentation will be delivered by Damien Sian, Senior Web Accessibility Advisor for Princeton University. Previously, Damian worked for Prudential Financial as a UX Designer and Accessibility Manager. The presentation will take place at thoughtbot, located at 1384 Broadway on the 20th Floor. To […]

Equal Entry CEO Will Give Presentation in Chicago on SDKs and Accessibility

Dec, 12, 2016

The Chicago Digital Accessibility & Inclusive Design Group have invited Thomas Logan, Equal Entry CEO, to give a public presentation for their members and guests next week. Logan’s presentation is titled “Software Development Kits and Accessibility.” It will focus on the challenges he has faced during 15+ years of helping developers make their user interfaces more accessible […]

Q&A with Ken Nakata, Director of Accessibility Consulting at Cryptzone

Nov, 11, 2016

This installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Ken Nakata, the Director of Accessibility Consulting at Cryptzone. Nakata is the former Senior Trial Attorney for the Disability Rights Section of the US Department of Justice. How did you first get started in accessibility? Almost by accident, really. I think every liberal-minded attorney dreams […]

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New Version of Firefox Contains a “Narrate” Feature

Oct, 10, 2016

The current release of Firefox (version 49) contains an exciting new feature: Narrate. Narrate is a text-to-speech feature which can be enabled in the Reader Mode view. Here are a few more details, courtesy of Engadget: Firefox’s new text-to-speech feature helpfully narrates articles so you can step away from the screen or swap to another tab and […]

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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) […]