accessibility

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

World Usability Day – New England

World Usability Day is single day of events occurring around the world that brings together communities of professional, industrial, educational, citizen, and government groups for our common objective: to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use. It is about celebration and education – celebrating the strides we… Read more World Usability Day – New England

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

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