Year: 2017

2-1-1 Maine Adds Text Messaging

Referrals Now Available by Text Message 2-1-1 Maine is a free resource providing an easy, confidential way to connect people to information about thousands of health and human services around Maine. Every day Information Specialists help people find assistance for complex issues such as financial problems, substance use disorders, and support needs for older adults,… Read more 2-1-1 Maine Adds Text Messaging

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

Revised Transition Guide published

From the U.S. Department of Education… The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), of the U.S. Department of Education (Department), is pleased to publish, A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities. OSERS’ mission is to improve early childhood, educational, and employment outcomes and raise expectations for… Read more Revised Transition Guide published

Legal references regarding web accessibility

The following are on-line resources that have listed and documented historic information about legal issues related to web accessibility. Resources include references to legal cases and rule interpretations. Thanks to several members of the ITACCESS listserv from Educause for assistance in compiling this list. World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) – Web Accessibility Laws and Policies – lists… Read more Legal references regarding web accessibility

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?

PDF conversion tools and services

A frequent request that we receive at Maine CITE is for assistance in converting complex digital documents into an accessible format. Often these are documents that have been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF) and the original document may no longer be available. The requests often come from organizations and institutions that have a large… Read more PDF conversion tools and services

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