‘Accessibility’ Archive

My letter to the FCC regarding waving basic accessibility standards for e-readers

In an effort to share with the accessibility community; below is the letter I sent to the FCC regarding the petition filed by Amazon, Sony, and Cobo to exclude their e-readers from meeting basic accessibility standards. The story I share is true. I think it highlights the dangers that arise if certain companies are allowed […]

Accessibility in the National Day of Civic Hacking

Participating in the National Day of Civic Hacking The first national Hackathon for Change was held on June 1st and 2nd and was every bit as exciting as I anticipated.¬† The event had much of the same energy, idealism, and enthusiasm that we see each year in our annual Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) competitions. If […]

Move Your Body at AccessU

Evening event at AccessU Knowbility is thrilled to announce the evening activity for its annual AccessU conference. The May 14th event will be a mixed ability dance performance with full audio description and sign language interpretation. The Way You Move Your Body was part of the 2013 Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University […]

Ben’s Advocacy trip to DC

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day remember advocacy is not defined by age. I am Robbi Cooper and I want to share my sons first trip to advocate in DC. As a 6th grade student my son just finished another round of inaccessible reading tests that will be used to make invalid educational decisions about his […]

Remote training for those who can’t make it to Austin for AccessU

Good news / bad news about AccessU Good news first – people are loving this year’s AccessU lineup of accessibility topics and instructors. Classes are beginning to fill¬† up, and the excitement is building about our upcoming gathering in Austin in May. The teaching schedule is just great this year and we are looking forward […]