assistive technology

Using assistive technology to boost employment skills webinar

From the Center on Technology and Disability (CTD)… Succeeding on the Job: Using Technology to Boost the Skills Employers Want Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm ET Once you have the job, it is important to be able to meet your employer’s expectations. Assistive technology (AT) can play an important role on the job in… Read more Using assistive technology to boost employment skills webinar

August Webinars

The following information is provided by Accessible Technology Coalition. You may subscribe directly to their monthly newsletter by sending an email to: info@atcoalition.org Level Access (formerly SSB Bart Group) is continuing a series of free 30-minute webinars through the summer: August 17th: Reading Order – 2:00 PM ET August 31st: Forms – 2:00 PM ET Use this… Read more August Webinars

New financial resource publication from AgrAbility

If you’re involved with agriculture, you already know that you haven’t picked an easy road, especially if you have a disability. However, when financial obstacles seen insurmountable, know that help is available. In the recent issue of AgrAbility Harvest, the newsletter of the National AgrAbility Project, a new resource “A Closer Look: Finding the Funding” was… Read more New financial resource publication from AgrAbility

July 2017 Webinars of interest

The following list of free webinars comes from our friends at the Center for Accessible Technology. The Center will soon have a form to sign up for their free monthly newsletter…  Improvements to Kindle for PC With Accessibility from EASI July 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm Eastern Pediatric and Adult Eye Gaze Evaluations from AbleNet… Read more July 2017 Webinars of interest

ARIA – What should we know?

According to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), “…ARIA, the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite, defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. It especially helps with dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies. Currently certain functionality used in… Read more ARIA – What should we know?

Learn about Audio Description

“Audio description, also referred to as a video description, described video, or more precisely called a visual description, is an additional narration track intended primarily for blind and visually impaired consumers of visual media (including television and film, dance, opera, and visual art). It consists of a narrator talking through the presentation, describing what is… Read more Learn about Audio Description

Section 508 Webinar Series Covers Updated Standards

The Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series, which the Board conducts in partnership with the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council, will focus on the Board’s recent update of its Section 508 Standards. These standards apply to information and communication technology in the federal sector. Upcoming sessions, which are held every other month… Read more Section 508 Webinar Series Covers Updated Standards

Congress Re-Introduce ABLE Improvement Bills

On April 4th, a bi-partisan group of Members of Congress, including Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Bob Casey (D-PA), Jerry Moran (R-KA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representatives Pete Sessions (R-Texas), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), Tony Cardenas (D–Calif.) and Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), introduced a package of bills (however filed independently of each other) aimed at enhancing the… Read more Congress Re-Introduce ABLE Improvement Bills