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Looking Ahead – “Frontier Accessibility Issues”

The following free webinar comes from the U.S. Access Board Looking Ahead – “Frontier Accessibility Issues” The next webinar in the U.S. Access Board’s free monthly series will take place December 7 from 2:30 – 4:00 PM (ET) and will review new design trends, products, and technologies that impact or advance accessibility for people with… Read more Looking Ahead – “Frontier Accessibility Issues”

Mobile Accessibility Testing Guide for Android and iOS

A new accessibility resource has been made available from the Paciello Group: “The TPG Mobile Accessibility Testing for Android and iOS (PDF, 2.6MB) is a free accessible PDF outlining how to test native apps and the web for accessibility on Android and iOS. It provides an overview of accessibility settings, how to use them and common testing… Read more Mobile Accessibility Testing Guide for Android and iOS

Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: W3C WCAG 2.0 Resources

From the US Access Board… The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take place November 28 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM (ET) and review available resources explaining the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Issued by the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), WCAG 2.0 is a globally recognized, technology-neutral standard… Read more Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: W3C WCAG 2.0 Resources

New Choice in Braille Transcription Software

This new product was recently announced by American Printing House for the Blind… BrailleBlaster™ is a braille transcription program developed by the American Printing House for the Blind to help transcribers provide blind students with braille textbooks on the first day of class. BrailleBlaster takes advantage of the rich markup contained in NIMAS (National Instructional Materials… Read more New Choice in Braille Transcription Software

Benefits of Audio Description in Education Contest

From the American Council of the Blind… Young People Who Are Blind Write Reviews of Film and Video WASHINGTON, October 13, 2017 — The American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project (ACB-ADP) and the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) are co-sponsoring an exciting opportunity for blind and visually impaired young people, in four… Read more Benefits of Audio Description in Education Contest

Google Maps calls on millions of users to boost access info

From E-Access Bulletin Live… The Google Maps team has requested its extensive user community help improve its accessibility listings. As reported in previous issues of e-Access Bulletin, Google has taken various steps to increase its accessibility offerings in maps during previous months (see e-Access Bulletin December 2016). Now, however, the Google Maps team have explicitly… Read more Google Maps calls on millions of users to boost access info

More tech to keep seniors safe at home

The following comes from Aging in Place Technology Watch… As August winds down, startups wind up.  For some, maybe they still think that summer is winding down and all is quiet in business and beyond. But no — back to school, back to work, and back to starting companies.  Aging 2.0 finalists have been announced, conference media organizations are ramping up, and a… Read more More tech to keep seniors safe at home

News from the U.S. Access Board – August 2017

From the U.S. Access Board… Access Board Consults Stakeholders on Reform Plan During its July meeting, the Board met with stakeholders to gather feedback on an agency reform plan for improving its operations and services. Attendees included representatives from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Environmental Health Network, the Great Lakes ADA Center, the… Read more News from the U.S. Access Board – August 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