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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 […]

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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 […]

Thomas Logan Presents: “Accessibility and Virtual Reality”

Jul, 7, 2017

Thomas Logan, Equal Entry CEO, recently delivered his “Accessibility and Virtual Reality” presentation to the Bay Area Accessibility and Inclusive Design group in San Francisco. Logan highlighted successful applications available in the VR/AR marketplace that illustrate accessibility best practices via custom solutions, as well as popular VR/AR applications that currently fall short of accessibility guidelines. His presentation […]

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“Writing Government Information for People with Disabilities”

Jun, 6, 2017

Earlier this month, Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup at thoughtbot titled “Writing Government Information for People with Disabilities.” The presenter was Jonathan Katz, Content Writer at the New York City Department of Small Business Services. Katz discussed how to write so that people with cognitive disabilities can read, understand, and use your content. Here are three moments we found especially interesting in […]

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TBT: “I Am Colorblind, And You Can Too!”

Jun, 6, 2017

Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup last year at thoughtbot, titled “I Am Colorblind, and You Can Too!” The presenter was Jake Voytko, a senior software engineer at Etsy. Voytko addressed how people see color, how colorblind people are different, and how we can design around that difference. Here are three moments we found especially interesting in the presentation: […]

“A Taste of ReelAbilities”

May, 5, 2017

Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup on April 4th at thoughtbot, titled “A Taste of ReelAbilities.” Ravit Turjeman, Director of the ReelAbilities Festival, presented and discussed four short films with us. She was joined by Xian Horn, who is on the ReelAbilities Film Selection Committee. Here are two moments we found especially interesting in the presentation: Why the […]

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Recap: “Accessibility in NYC Parks”

May, 5, 2017

Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup on May 2nd, 2017 at thoughtbot, titled “Accessibility in NYC Parks”. Christopher Noel, ADA Accessibility Coordinator for New York Parks and Recreation, gave a presentation on how the city helps ensure environments are accessible to older people, people without disabilities, and people with disabilities. Here are four examples we found especially interesting […]

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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 […]