Category Archives: Web Accessibility

ADA Rule Inactive Status: Impacts on Digital Accessibility – WeCo Digital Accessibility

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that rule updates for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have been placed on an “inactive” list.  These rules would have provided us with specific guidance regarding what website and software … Continue reading

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Professional Web Accessibility: Auditing Made Easy-Offering this course once again, free and online!!!

french tts Overview This four-week intensive online course will help participants develop the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate websites, web content, and web applications for compliance with international web accessibility requirements. These requirements help ensure that people with disabilities … Continue reading

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Describing Science: Best Practices | Accessible Science

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech  The National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at WBGH in Boston through a grant from the NSF has researched extensively best practices for describing images for the benefit of individuals who are visually impaired.  This research included extensive surveys … Continue reading

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5 Easy Tips for Making Your Social Media Posts More Accessible

http://www.ispeech.org AIM-VA welcomes Mindy Johnson of CAST who wrote this guest blog and shares accessibility know-how with our readers. Whether educators or their students are using social media to communicate, Mindy’s tips create access for a broad audience of readers. … Continue reading

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

http://www.ispeech.org Join us on Thursday, May 19 2016 and mark the fifth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different … Continue reading

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Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy |Ryerson University

Text to Speech There is increasing demand within many businesses for Web accessibility auditing expertise, but there is a shortage of necessary knowledge and skills. Professional Web Accessibility Auditing Made Easy – a new course developed by Ryerson University’s G. … Continue reading

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Digital Content Checker – IBM Bluemix

http://www.ispeech.org Easily upload and verify the accessibility of HTML content or EPUB documents to enhance the user experience for your clients, employees and constituents by ensuring they have access to the information in your web and mobile applications. Quick Analysis … Continue reading

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OpenAIR 2015 | Web Accessibility Challenge

TTS Demo REAL HEROES SOLVE REAL CHALLENGES KNOWBILITY’S 18th ANNUAL OPENAIR COMPETITION OpenAIR is a global web accessibility challenge that pairs teams of web developers and designers with non-profits looking to create a new website. OpenAIR increases awareness of the tools and techniques that … Continue reading

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Tech Giants Team Up To Boost Accessibility | Teaching Accessibility

Text to Speech Some of the biggest names in technology are banding together with a new commitment designed to make their products more accessible for people with disabilities. Companies including Facebook, Dropbox, Adobe, Yahoo and Microsoft are signing on to … Continue reading

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Children’s Websites: Usability Issues in Designing for Children

http://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech New research with users aged 3-12 shows that older kids have gained substantial Web proficiency since our last studies, while younger kids still face many problems. Designing for children requires distinct usability approaches, including targeting content narrowly for different … Continue reading

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