Using Microsoft’s Seeing AI in Day-to-Day Life

Sep 26, 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 […]

Afraid to Tell Developers Their App is not Accessible? You Should, And Here’s How.

Aug 15, 2017

Equal Entry’s newest team member, Sofia Gallo, has written a helpful primer on how to report accessibility issues in iOS apps: Afraid to Tell Developers Their App is not Accessible? You Should, And Here’s How. Sofia has been a VoiceOver user for many years, and she brings both her personal experience and technical understanding to […]

Three screenshots of mobile assistants being asked "Who is Barack Obama?" appear beside each other

Artificial Intelligence as a Tool for People with Disabilities

Jul 28, 2017

by Sam Berman Like many people, my first direct, real-world interaction with artificial intelligence was with Siri on my iPhone. It was the first implementation of artificial intelligence that gained any serious, mainstream traction. And yet, at that time, Siri seemed like a novelty; a gimmick Apple pulled from science fiction movies. The kind of […]

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Presentation: “Lessons Learned from Recent Litigation and Emerging Best Practices”

Jul 20, 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 at A11yNYC in July of 2017

Accessibility NYC 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 […]

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 […]

Jonathan Katz

“Writing Government Information for People with Disabilities”

Jun 27, 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 […]

Jake Voytko giving a presentation for the Accessibility NYC Meetup

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

Jun 15, 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: […]