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) […]

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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 […]

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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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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An Interview with Sue Martin, Author of “In Dog We Trust”

Jun, 6, 2016

Sue Martin’s first book, Out of the Whirlpool, is a deeply honest and moving account of the rebuilding of her life after a suicide attempt in her youth ended in traumatic blindness. Since that day, she has greeted the world with her trademark determination and humor, accepting the challenges placed before her as she adjusted to being blind. In […]