‘assistive technology’ Archive

Accessible Software Is Essential To Learning

A personal Story by Sabra Ewing For many students, accessible software is essential to learning. This is especially true for those of us who rely on assistive technology. Unfortunately, despite the wealth of publicly available information about accessibility, and a host of free resources, student and educator ignorance about accessibility requirements in education continues to […]

Adobe and NVDA Partnership Improves Accessibility

As Production Manager for the AccessWorks team here at Knowbility, my team and I have spent the past 3 years remediating PDFs and other documents to ensure accessibility.  One of the main issues we face is the inability to reliably test documents using open source screen-readers.  As open source screen-readers like NVDA become more main-stream […]

AccessU at CSUN 2012: Assistive Technology and Web Accessibility — Live Demos Show How it Really Works

Are you tired of reading and hearing about Web accessibility, but never feeling like you understand what it’s all about? Have you tried using assistive technology on your site, but found yourself becoming frustrated and confused? Or have you thought about developing a site with accessibility in mind from the start, but then wondered who […]

The Amazing Accessible Internet Rally

In eight hours, you could drive from Austin to New Orleans for soul food and zydeco, or you could head west to Roswell to find out if aliens really exist. You could take a trip to the Gulf, wriggle your toes in the sand, and come back home. You could get on a plane and […]

Considering the Case for Creating an International Society of Accessibility Professionals

This is Part 2 of a blog series.  The first was Web Accessibility and Coming of Age The 27th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference will be held in San Diego between February 27 and March 3, 2012.  On Tuesday of that week, the Accessibility Interoperability Alliance (AIA) – the technical and engineering […]