Tag Archives: Accessibility

Is This Location Accessible? Check it with AccessNow

At the Assistive Technology Blog, Venkat Rao writes about assistive technology, mostly about concepts/ devices that are still in prototype stages, but would be possibly mass marketed in the future. He also write about mobile apps/ software that make life … Continue reading

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Wheelmap App Makes the World More Wheelchair Friendly

The world is tough place to navigate in a wheelchair. But finding ramps and elevators can be easier thanks to this handy map app that anyone can edit. It’s called Wheelmap, and it tells you the accessibility status of public … Continue reading

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MotionSavvy’s UNI Tablet: A Break Through in Sign Language Communication

Brian Meersma over at the Assistive Technology blog reviews some pretty cool stuff.  A recent review profiled the UNI Tablet by MotionSavvy.  This tablet is a break-through in sign-language communication. The tablet will  allow deaf and hearing impaired users to … Continue reading

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Building Accessible Documents: A Mix of Use-Now Tips and Build-a-Strategy Resources

Originally posted on TILT:
Overview Section 508 [of the Rehabilitation Act] requires that web content be equally accessible to people with disabilities – web applications, pages and all attached files; the requirements apply to course-based as well as public-facing pages…

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The Bradley Timepiece: Tell Time By Touch

Watches designed for visually impaired people often look like any other watch. But they usually have a button on them that tells the time out loud.  The voice also sounds like a robot.   And, some blind people dislike talking watches … Continue reading

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