‘Accessibility’ Archive

Year End Wrap Up

By Sharron Rush, Executive Director As 2012 comes to a close, we at Knowbility hope you have had a good year.  We look back at a year of tremendous progress in the field of accessibility, watching changes that we have anticipated for many years coming to pass. Since 1998, Knowbility looked for ways to build […]

Announcing Achievements in Accessibility Awards!

Rewarding those who lead by example Knowbility is excited to announce, we’re accepting nominations for the first annual Achievements in Accessibility Awards. Achievements in Accessibility will recognize excellence in web and IT accessibility initiatives by business, government, nonprofit, and educational entities. Nominees will be judged according to Knowbility’s Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) success criteria. AIR […]

Accessibility at San Antonio’s Firecat

Community and Accessible IT in the Alamo City On November 2nd, Susan Price and Debbie Curtis of Firecat Studios http://www.firecatstudio.com/ hosted their “Is Your Website Accessible?” open house and lunch, with guest speaker, Guido D. Corona, Knowbility’s resident flugelhorn player, screen reader user, classical music enthusiast and, oh yes, by the way, accessibility expert. Firecat’s […]

Increasing Demand for Mobile Accessibility Testing

By Guido D. Corona and Jason Hester The 4th survey of world-wide trends in the use of screen reader technology for people with visual disabilities (Screen Reader User Survey #4 Results), published in 2012 by WebAim, has detected a rising rate of adoption of mainstream mobile devices by blind individuals. This increase in the mobile […]

Accessibility News Now

WIN 8 phones are talking, campus speechifying, Inclusive Design doesn’t have to be bland By Molly Holzschlag Speech Comes to Windows 8 Phones. An exciting feature of the Window 8 phone is that it has a speech platform. This brings a layer of accessibility to the phone that did not exist prior – voice commands, […]