Recap: “Accessibility, Technology, and Fashion Design”

Dec, 12, 2017

On October 26th, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup entitled “Accessibility, Technology, and Fashion Design.” Shawn Lauriat, an accessibility engineer for Google Apps, talked about his work as an adviser for Open Style Lab. They are a nonprofit organization dedicated to making style and clothing accessible to people of all abilities. Here are some highlights from Lauriat’s presentation: How […]

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The Leap Motion Controller: Good for Users with Motor Differences?

Dec, 12, 2017

by Sam Berman The Leap Motion Controller is an exciting new navigation and interaction device for virtual reality and personal computing on both Mac and Windows platforms. This device promises to allow users to navigate and interact with content with only their own hands rather than holding onto a physical object such as a mouse. […]

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Meetup Recap: Two Decades of Disability Rights Advocacy with Lainey Feingold

Nov, 11, 2017

On October 26th, Accessibility NYC hosted a joint meetup with the Baruch College Library entitled “Two Decades of Disability Rights Advocacy: A Conversation and Book Signing.” Lainey Feingold, Attorney, gave a presentation about her work with some of the largest companies in the United States to improve access to websites, mobile apps and other technology. All without lawsuits. […]

Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap: “Implementing Resizable Text Without Breaking the User Experience”

Nov, 11, 2017

  Earlier this month, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup entitled “Implementing Resizable Text Without Breaking the User Experience.” Presenter Adina Halter, Senior Product Manager and Chief Technologist for Accessibility at Comcast, described how to implement relative font sizing while keeping the integrity of your web page intact. Here are some highlights from Halter’s presentation: What […]

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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 […]