Web 2.0 Accessibility Posts

Volume 2, Episode 5: Live from Accessibility Boston

By Mark Miller on June 27, 2014

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The IAP broadcast live from the 2014 Boston Accessibility Conference held May 10th at the IBM Innovation Center. Mark talk’s to conference attendees Amy Ruell, the president of VIBUG, Lindsay Yazzolino, a research program coordinator at a cognitive neuroscience lab at Massachusetts Eye and Ear infirmary, and the Key note speaker Judy Brewer, who is the web Accessibility Initiative...

New DOT Rules Means Greater Access for Air Travelers

By Mark Miller on November 15, 2013

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As Americans continue to rely on the web to perform everyday functions like shopping, banking and travel, web accessibility rises to the surface as a growing concern. In a major effort to make online communications accessible, DOT has implemented new rules as part of their continuing implementation of the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986.

Accessible Web Content & Intellectual Disabilities

By Kathy Wahlbin on February 28, 2013

According to Cornell University, in 2011 there was an estimated 14,144,300 (4.9%) people in the United States with a cognitive disability.  Broadly speaking, intellectual disabilities pertain to difficulties with memory; problem-solving:  attention, reading, linguistic, and verbal comprehension; math comprehension; and visual comprehension. Intellectual disabilities range from...

Edge Inspect: Developing Mobile Sites with Accessibility in Mind

By Kathy Wahlbin on February 8, 2013

Adobe Edge Inspect has been around for a while but the latest accessibility upgrades will be a breath of fresh air for accessibility professionals.  Adobe, as a provider of developer tools, recognizes that accessibility is not a concept that just opens doors for users with disabilities. Accessibility is actually a concept which improves the user experience for everyone.  At Adobe this includes the development experience for developers and...