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:

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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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