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DOJ Action Results in PeaPod Accessibility

The Justice Department announced that it has entered into a settlement agreement with Ahold U.S.A. Inc.

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Free Video-less 3-D Games Coming & Out

BlindSide is "an audio-only adventure game, set in a fully-immersive 3D world you’ll never see. Put on your headphones, close your eyes, and explore the darkness. Listen as the world rotates around you!" It's selling for Mac or PC at $3.99.

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Android is Accessible. Really.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern

ADA Online Learning presents blind access to Android.

From ADA Online Learning: Most people in the blindness community know Apple devices are accessible, but many don't realize other mobile devices also include off-the-shelf accessibility. This presentation discusses the level of accessibility available on Android to people who are blind or have low vision.

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PDF in the Classroom: The Future of Digital Textbooks

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern

EASI presents strategies for implementing the PDF/UA (Universal Access) international standard for PDF accessibility.

EAS! host presenters Karen McCall and Adam Spencer

This webinar will be an one hour webinar on strategies for implementing the PDF/UA (Universal Access) international standard for PDF accessibility and what it means to publishers and students with disabilities.

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Creating Accessible Narrated PowerPoint

Tuesday Sept. 16th, 2014
11AM Pacific, 2PM Eastern

EASI presents how to set up and record narration for your PowerPoint presentation.

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Smart Phones & Service for the Visually Impaired

Professor Norm Coombs of EASI has shared articles on a phone and a cell phone provider designed for people with visual impairments. The Project-Ray Smart Phone is an Android device that has simplified features and was reviewed by the AFB.

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Archived Webinar on Unified English Braille

American Foundation for the Blind is offering free access to a webinar on Braille. The Unified English Braille (UEB) code has been adopted in the United States and an implementation plan is being developed.

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e-Reader Waiver Granted for 1 Year

You may have heard that a coalition of e-reader manufacturers consisting of Amazon, Kobo and Sony, filed a petition requesting the FCC waive the rule requiring e-readers to have text to speech capabilities. 

The FCC has made a decision and the National Federation for the Blind has shared the following:

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Free Window-Eyes with all Microsoft Office products 2010 or later.

Window-Eyes is now being packaged with Windows running Office 2010 or higher. The version of Window-Eyes available to Office users is a full version, available globally and in eighteen languages. It comes with Microsoft speech and eSpeak, and is available from WindowEyes
 

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