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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

We wanted to observe Global Accessibility Awareness Day with our usual attitude – finding the fun side of accessibility. Kudos to Joe Devon and Jennision Assuncion for the great idea and promotional effort behind this day. Here at Knowbility, we decided to embed an accessible video player (all controls are operable from the keyboard) and to provide captioning and audio description (AD). We chose as our topic the important activity of belly dancing that should be equally available to all – thanks to Zaheer Rafiq for the use of her terrific instructional video. Along the way a few other pieces have been suggested and are in the works. This page remains a work in progress as we are still completing captions and AD for Mr Clueless. We will update with details of the obstacles we encountered very soon.

In the meantime, we have people to thank!

Big shout out to Gene Rodgers and Dave Dauber, the maestros behind the Gene and Dave show and our captioning gurus. Thanks to Celia Hughes and her staff, our great good friends at VSA Texas for the audio description. Thanks to all staff here at Knowbility for putting up with the general head scratching and hilarity of getting the instructional video done. Check out what others are doing on the website or by following the hashtag #GAAD. Enjoy! The next time we meet, we’ll ask if you have been practicing.

Belly Dance Basic Moves

Clueless By Gene Rodgers