General News

“Captioning Video” resources revised and expanded

For many years, we have provided a resource about captioning video content. The information was very popular and bookmarked by many. As the accessibility guidelines have expanded in recent times, we have expanded the “captioning video” resource as well and have updated information about resources where you can find software and services to help you make… Read more “Captioning Video” resources revised and expanded

US DOE Looking for Stories

Republished from ACTEM’s newsletter Connected Educator by Jennifer Orr, NBCT, 3rd grade teacher Jennifer approached ACTEM in the hopes that they might be able to recommend a few great examples of work happening in schools or districts that might fit into one of the topics listed below. I am working with the Office of Educational Technology (OET) at… Read more US DOE Looking for Stories

Access Board Issues Correction to ICT Refresh Final Rule

From the US Access Board: On January 22, the Access Board issued a correction to its updated accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) to restore provisions on TTY access that were inadvertently omitted. The action applies to the final rule the Board published last January to jointly refresh its Rehabilitation Act (Section 508)… Read more Access Board Issues Correction to ICT Refresh Final Rule

AT4Maine – A New Service for Mainers who Need Assistive Technology

The AT4Maine website is a new service being offered by Maine CITE and four statewide Assistive Technology (AT) providers. On AT4Maine, consumers will find a wide range of AT devices and products available for a demonstration or short-term loan. AT is any device, piece of equipment or product that makes it easier for someone with… Read more AT4Maine – A New Service for Mainers who Need Assistive Technology

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