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#a11yTOConf Presentation – Why Wait? Let’s Make Virtual Reality Accessible Today!

Oct 17, 2018

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Equal Entry Owner Thomas Logan presented “Why Wait? Let’s Make Virtual Reality Accessible Today!” at #a11yTOConf 2018. The premise of the talk was that we can apply a lot of existing accessibility guidelines to make virtual reality accessible. Label Virtual Objects The first section of the talk focused on having […]

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Inclusive Design Presentation – Let’s Make Maps Widely Accessible

Oct 11, 2018

Over the last two decades there have been numerous demonstrations of accessible digital map interfaces for people with disabilities. However, these implementations typically only support a small number of specific map visualizations. This talk will focus on how accessibility can be implemented at the authoring layer of mapping APIs to accelerate access to spatial information […]

Composing Music with a Single Switch

Jul 2, 2018

I recently had the opportunity to work with the brilliant Song Maker app from Google Creative Lab, Yotam Mann, and Use All Five.  “Song Maker is a simple way for anyone to make and share a song.” Originally released as part of Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM), Song Maker’s minimal interface enables more students to participate in the creation […]

Accessible Maps on the Web

May 21, 2018

My passion for accessible technology was ignited sixteen years ago at the University of North Carolina when I was a Computer Science undergraduate.  I worked on a small team software project with a graduate student, Jason Morris, who was blind and needed access to maps of the ancient world for his research in the Classics […]

Presentation for the New York City Bar Association: A Recap

May 1, 2018

I presented to the Disability Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association on April 19th, 2018. The Disability Law Committee was interested in gaining an understanding of common issues that people with disabilities encounter with technology. The State of New York is busy with Americans with Disabilities Act Title III Lawsuits, “having almost […]

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Accessibility NYC Meeting Recap: Accessibility and Virtual Reality

Jul 13, 2017

Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup on July 11, 2017 at thoughtbot, titled Accessibility and Virtual Reality. Our CEO, Thomas Logan, presented a variety of demonstrations of various virtual and augmented reality technologies. Links to the projects used in the presentation as well as additional resources are hosted on CodePen. Here are hyperlinked timestamps for each […]

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

Jun 7, 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 […]