Feb 17, 2022
7 mins read
Russia’s most senior ‘diplomat’ (I use the term loosely; there doesn’t seem to be too much that’s diplomatic about this fellow and I speak as the daughter of one who gave decades of loyal service alongside Her Majesty’s finest) this week described talks with UK foreign secretary Liz Truss as a conversation of ‘the mute with the deaf’.
Research Associate, Louise Hickman, explains how her research connects critical disability studies, access, and feminist labour with the politics of "access work".
Jessie's retinitis pigmentosa diagnosis took time to accept. But once she embraced the power of being different, she discovered a badass blind babe.
As the youngest of four kids in our family, obviously my mother knew what a healthy pregnancy felt like. In the two weeks before I was born Mom just knew something was wrong with how I was positioned.
Too often, disability is thought of like a light bulb: on or off. In reality, most disabilities fall somewhere along a spectrum from mild to severe.
Learn how Angie Ebba, who lives with ankylosing spondylitis and migraine, navigates the world with disability in creative ways.
People with disabilities have advocated for using the term “disability” as an important step toward removing the stigma that often is associated with having a disability.
Many Africans live with learning disabilities (LDs), but there’s not enough data to come up with numbers. While false beliefs are common, ways to make learning easier aren’t.
“All body types, shapes, faces, sizes are worthy."
"What's going to happen with accessible design is the exact thing that happened a few years ago with shade ranges."
Daniella d’Aiuto’s ‘Safe Space’ explores navigating the industry as a person of colour with a neurological disorder. We speak to her and her subjects.
Author note: At the time of writing, Pyx Elated (They/Them) was previously known as Peter Panic (He/Him). They’re comfortable with the article using the name Peter Panic and he/him pronouns as written, but the image description and link at the end have been changed to accurately reflect their drag now.
"She was prepared for the real world."
Plan Ahead and Avoid After-the-Fact Remediations.
Porto, a historical city located on the very steep valley of the River Douro and dating to 275 BC, is tackling a particularly challenging goal: barriers-free mobility.
GoodMaps is collaborating with Intel to deliver indoor wayfinding solution for all, with special emphasis on improving indoor navigation for people with vision, mobility, and hearing disabilities.
Accurate speech recognition is all about the microphone writes our guest blog editor, Colin Hughes, a former BBC producer.
The Mac’s keyboard, for the most part, works pretty well. Sure, Apple’s had some issues with MacBook keyboards in the past, but most Apple keyboards still work like a charm whether you’re working or chatting with someone. Of course, that doesn’t mean that’s the only way to write all your thoughts. Mac computers have other features that help you write everything down quickly without barely moving your fingers. We’re talking about the Mac’s built-in Dictation feature.
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are an emerging assistive technology, enabling people with paralysis to type on computer screens.
Prof. Dr. Bertolt Meyer works at the research center „Hybrid Societies“ at Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany. He is also a DJ and electronic music enthusiast. He hacked his arm prosthesis such that it plugs directly into his synthesizer so that he can control the music with his thoughts.
Lack of accessibility is an issue that affects many music producers and DJs. We speak with three members of the disabled community to find out how accessibility impacts their creativity and performance.
Last month, a new post on the Twitch UserVoice forum requested for a Disability Pride Month. It's something that's celebrated for other minority groups, but is yet to be implemented on the streaming platform for the disability community.
Marketing collateral is created to share with your customers different facets of your products, using product guides and brochures. Often these can also be downloaded from your website in the form of PDF, Excel, Word or PPT. They help in nurturing accessible communication while providing your customers with the relevant information.
If you’re hosting live virtual events, you should be providing live captions for many reasons, including legal compliance.
Technology can empower people to achieve more, help strengthen education opportunities, and make the workplace more inviting and inclusive for people with disabilities. And with more than 1 billion people with disabilities in the world, Microsoft believes accessibility and inclusion are essential to delivering on our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Don’t forget to share your awards on social media after completing each module!
The W3C’s Accessibility Conformance Testing rule format helps to establish standards for testing content for WCAG conformance. Here’s an overview.
There are over 1.9 billion websites on the Internet, and hundreds of thousands of new sites are uploaded every day.
A quick assumption would be that the utilization of braille has decreased in recent years, either due to advancements in technology or the rise of the audiobook industry. However, braille has since evolved from solely embossed paper to its incorporation in accessible technology.
How to create videos that are accessible for a global audience. Best practices, tips, and resources to ensure your Twitter videos can be accessed by everyone.
Mobile device accessibility for individuals with dementia and intellectual disabilities is explored in this Pipeline magazine article. Click to learn how RAZ Mobility is making mobile phones more accessible.
Before purchasing automatic accessibility testing solutions, learn what they are, how they help, and what may attract ADA lawsuits.
We welcomed Nic Steenhout onto our 3Play Media webinar series to share how to make your podcast audio accessible.
Parents have been warned to keep an eye on their children's social media accounts and what challenges they do - the warning comes after several eye challenges have gone viral causing people to harm their eye health and risk going blind.
When Americans with disabilities get married they risk losing federal benefits. Momentum is building on Capitol Hill to change the rules.
Mass media and policy makers are pushing for a return to pre-COVID times while trying to normalize a staggering death toll.