Because of the potentially serious nature of seizures, developers should be extra careful to avoid any graphics, animations, movies, or other objects which have strobing, flickering, or flashing effects. Developers should also avoid graphics which may induce nausea or dizziness, or that may be distracting.
November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month in the US. While many people have heard of this disorder, few people understand what it is and how public attitudes toward it, and healthcare, have influenced how people have lived with it. In my extended and family of origin, Epilepsy was, and still is, so frequent that we were asked to participate in studies conducted by Columbia University, in New York. Before the study, I used to believe that I...
As the public focus of NDEAM fades, I’m left wondering, why is it so difficult for people to see the possibilities and opportunities of including professionals living with disabilities in their workplaces, except for one month out of the year? As the founder and President of WeCo, a company that is nearly 100% staff by professionals who live with disabilities, I get a lot of questions from fellow business owners and employers such as:...
Due to my visual impairment, I rely on assistive technology to use my computer to do my job on the Access Team at WeCo.
It’s all of these accommodations that make it possible for me to do my work successfully at WeCo.
It’s important to know that reasonable workplace accommodations for people with disabilities is possible without a huge budget.
Multiple sclerosis, a motor skill disability, effects the central nervous system. Points to remember for accessible websites for people living with a motor skill disability.
Smartphones and tablets have accessibility features that work with operating systems, making them easy for people with motor skill disabilities to use.
When it comes to web accessibility, motor-skill disabilities present a number of challenges. These are some simple tips to help make websites accessible by individuals living with motor-skill disabilities
Hearing loss is a common condition affecting older adults. The Internet consists of video and multimedia, making it difficult for the hearing impaired.