Sunday, December 19, 2010

iPhone and Android app which adjusts for Color blindness

DanKam is a $3 iPhone and Android app which allows the user to adjust for their colorblindness.

Though not colorblind himself, Dan Kamisky designed the app, and gives a great run down on it on his blog, aptly named Dan Kamisky's Blog

He excerpts some of the reviews from the app stores, and they're understandably positive,

"As a colorblind person I just downloaded this app. How can I f*cking nominate you to the Nobel Prize committee? I am literally, almost in tears writing this, I CAN FRICKIN’ SEE PROPER COLORS!!!! PLEASE KEEP UP THIS WORK! AND CONTINUE TO REFINE THIS APP!
–Aaron Smith"

This is why I love the web and technology.  This is a perfect example of a great idea which would improve the lives of thousands of people.  Because of technology and the web, he was able to bring it to fruition and get out at a reasonable cost for people to access.  And as it's a mobile phone application, it also allows people to use it where they live and function, rather than being tied to a desktop.

Dan Kamisky's Blog
DanKam; Augmented Reality for Color Blindness

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Temple Grandin on Autism at the TED Conference

Temple Grandin at the TED conference talking about how "The World Needs All Kinds of Minds"

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Special Olympics Athlete First video

Here's a beautifully done video for Special Olympics.


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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Prosthesis through the years

Great image of a young boy with multiple sets of prosthesis and how they've grown with him.

boy with 6 pairs of prosthetic legs
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Monday, June 7, 2010

Eric Idle is a Greedy Bastard (it says so in his diary)

This has nothing to do with disability. I love Monty Python and Eric Idle, so enjoy this short piece about his book "The Greedy Bastard Diary"

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Howie Mandel's OCD and book "Don't Touch Me"

Short piece about Howie Mandel's experience with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

FCC Releases Working Paper on Accessibility and Technology

"Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Releases Working Paper on Accessibility & Technology Issues

The FCC has issued the agency's firstever working paper addressing accessibility and technology issues. The paper builds on recommendations in the National Broadband Plan, and looks at the many barriers to broadband usage faced by people with disabilities, including inaccessible hardware, software, services, and web content and expensive specialized assistive technologies. This link opens a PDF document. This information is also available in text format."

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Accessibiltiy assistance

I've been a bit scarce around here for the last 6 months or so as I've been working on developing a new business and developing some training.  In the next few weeks, I'm going to post different ideas or questions for the community to consider and respond to.  People are free to post a comment, e-mail me, or leave me a message using the "Call ME" link to the right. 

Some of the areas I'm looking at getting some feedback on are:
  1. Styles of help text for Word forms
  2. Script for individual who receives call for an accommodation
  3. Font preferences for large print (style and size)
For some of these there's information (like large print standards), so I'm looking for preferences.  However, for many of the questions, there's no information that I've been able to find, and its all about what people are doing in practice.
Thanks in advance for your help, and assistance,


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Subversive anti-cancer cross-stitch kits

 All I can think is that Katie  would have loved this.  She died of breast cancer just over a year ago.  We came across some pictures the other day.  In the picture someone's holding our video camera, so we spent the next hour finding the video of that day.  It's from about 6 months before she was diagnosed, and less than a year before she died.  She would have loved these:

Subversive anti-cancer cross-stitch kits: "fuckcancer.jpg

For survivors-to-be whose healing arsenal includes attitude. I dedicate this post, on this particular day, to Gloria Rosa Linda, who is going to beat the living shit out of breast cancer. Sewing kits range from $12 to $20, depending on what materials you'd like to include. Julie Jackson is the crafter behind them. See also these bracelets, too (those are not for sale) (, via Fuzzy Gerdes)


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Sunday, February 28, 2010

“Your eyes deserve a better afterlife. Pledge them.”

“Your eyes deserve a better afterlife. Pledge them.”

bharatworms Dinner: Via "I believe in Advertising"

An excellent bit of advertising.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Friends of Cancer Patients: Beach Towel


Friends of Cancer Patients: Beach Towel: Via "I Believe in Advertising"

"Friends of Cancer Patients asked them to raise awareness about the risks of over-exposure to the sun, which causes skin cancer killing 20 people daily. They came up with an ambient idea to highlight this fact: 300 beach towels, shaped like coffins, were displayed around the beach and distributed among the public. The initial reaction of the beach goers was shock, followed by an instant appreciation of the gesture; many of them even asking for free sunscreen."

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Aimee Mullins on Adversity

Another great talk from Aimee Mullins

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