Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap: An Evening With Victor Calise, NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Nov 15, 2018

On November 8, 2018, Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup entitled “An Evening With Victor Calise, NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.” Commissioner Calise described New York City’s comprehensive plan to improve quality of life for New Yorkers with disabilities. He shared information and resources provided by his office related to transportation, employment, financial empowerment, […]

Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap: WCAG 2.1: An Evening With Andrew Kirkpatrick, Head of Accessibility at Adobe

Oct 24, 2018

On September 11, 2018, Accessibility NYChosted a meetup entitled “WCAG 2.1: An Evening With Andrew Kirkpatrick, Head of Accessibility at Adobe.” Presenter Andrew Kirkpatrick discussed the process used to develop WCAG 2.1, what new requirements are included, and what resources are available to support implementation of the new standard. Here are some highlights from Kirkpatrick’s […]

Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap: Inclusive Web-based Virtual Reality

Sep 4, 2018

On August 7, 2018, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup entitled “Inclusive Web-based Virtual Reality: A11Y & WebXR Immerses the Visually Impaired.” Presenters Roland Dubois and Ian Petrarca described different approaches to accessibility in web-based virtual reality, specifically an experience designed for visually impaired and blind users, showcased on the Oculus Go, empowered by spatial sound and audio navigation. […]

Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap: Transdisciplinary and Inclusive Approaches to Accessibility

Jul 17, 2018

On July 10, 2018 Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup entitled “Transdisciplinary and Inclusive Approaches to Accessibility.” Presenter Claire Kearney-Volpe, PhD Candidate in NYU’s Rehabilitation Sciences Program, Web Accessibility Fellow at CUNY and Research Fellow at the NYU Ability Project discussed some of the projects that she has been working on over the last 3 years as […]

Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap: Understanding Transportation Challenges for People With Disabilities in NYC

Jun 8, 2018

On June 5, 2018, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup entitled “Understanding Transportation Challenges for People With Disabilities in NYC.” Presenter Jessica Murray, doctoral student in developmental psychology and a fellow for the Futures Initiative at The Graduate Center, CUNY, shared data from the qualitative research and feasibility study she has conducted on the complications disabled […]

Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap: LinkNYC Accessibility

May 3, 2018

On May 1, 2018, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup entitled “LinkNYC Accessibility.” Presenters Ruth Fasoldt, Kevin Green and Emily Pease described LinkNYC, a first-of-its-kind communications network replacing over 7,500 pay phones across the five boroughs with new structures called Links. They provided a live demonstration of LinkNYC’s services and accessibility features as well as the […]

Accessibility NYC Meeting Recap: Uniquely Normal: Tapping the Reservoir of Normalcy to Treat Autism

Apr 4, 2018

On April 3, 2018, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup entitled “Uniquely Normal: Tapping the Reservoir of Normalcy to Treat Autism.” Presenter Robert J. Bernstein, Counselor and Author, described his theories and techniques for treating people of all ages with ASD. He shared case studies of clients that experienced remarkable breakthroughs with his techniques, demonstrating the […]

Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap: “Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts.”

Mar 21, 2018

On March 20th, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup entitled “Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts.” Presenter Stephanie Barton-Farcas, Founder and Artistic Director of Nicu’s Spoon Theater Company, described ways to maximize disabled artists in the arts. She also shared ideas for real-world problem solving, action plans, and how we might reconsider artists and disability in […]

Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap: “Aira: AR to Enhance Information Access and Cultural Experiences for the Blind.”

Mar 13, 2018

On March 6, 2018, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup at thoughtbot entitled, “Aira: AR to Enhance Information Access and Cultural Experiences for the Blind.” Aira provides live audio descriptions to people who are blind or low vision by streaming in real-time a video feed from a camera worn by a user to a “highly trained remote […]

Accessibility NYC Meeting Recap: CADET, NCAM’s New Caption and Description Editing Tool

Feb 9, 2018

On February 6th, Accessibility NYC hosted a meetup at the Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library in New York. At the meetup, Bryan Gould and Geoff Freed from the National Center for Accessible Media gave a presentation about CADET, their new (and free!) tool for writing captions and descriptions. Here are some highlights from […]