WeCo’s September blog postswill focus on how peple with spinal cord injuries, as well as those living with similar motor skill-related disabilities access the Internet using assistive technology such as speech recognition software, and tips on developing accessible websites.
Making a Case for Accessibility
I was honored to do a demonstration of my screen reading software as well as how I operate my iPhone when WeCo hosted the “Access for All” International Visitor Leader Program from the US Department of State this summer. Continue Reading “Access for All” ADA Visit Creating Cultural Exchange: Demoing My Assistive Technology
Our staff learned that many of our counterparts working on IT accessibility, and the needs of people living with disabilities, across the globe, do not have access to the level of accessible technology we enjoy in the US. One of our new friends from an African nation shared with us: “Many of our people don’t have computers, let alone screen reader software.” Continue Reading WeCo Hosts “Access for All” ADA Visit Creating Accessibility Cultural Exchange
As someone who works with people living with disabilities, and also lives with a disability, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to what the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act means to the people I work with, and to me personally. Continue Reading Remembering What it Was Like Before the Americans with Disabilities Act
The classroom of pen, paper and chalkboard is transitioning to a digital classroom. Students with disabilities are struggling as educational institutions don’t have accessibility in mind.
Read WAI’s mobile accessibility guidelines. These guidelines will help website developers make their sites easier to access by people with all disabilities. Continue Reading Mobile Accessibility Guidelines
Rose is a Public Relations Specialist volunteer at WeCo. Rose understands the challenges of accessibility because she experiences them each day as a blind person. Continue Reading Rose’s Story: IT Accessibility with a Sight Disability