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Free PDF reader for visually impaired people

According to a recent press release: "The Swiss National Association of and for the Blind (SNAB), in collaboration with the Access for All foundation and the service provider xyMedia, has developed an important innovation for visually impaired people.

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UC Berkeley Improves Access to Text

According to the L.A. Times, UC Berkeley has "agreed to a number of improvements, including providing digital versions of textbooks within 10 days and course readers within 17 days and encouraging instructors to identify course materials earlier.

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Archived webinar: Web Accessibility Basics

Archived webinar  from SSBBart Group provides a high-level overview of core web accessibility concepts such a

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TapTapSee App for Blind iOS Users

TapTapSee lets you take a picture with your device, and get a suitable description in just a few seconds, spoken by iOS's VoiceOver. TapTapSee uses a combination of a database algorithm and cloud-crowdsourcing to identify images and return the most useful information.

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DoJ plans to apply ADA Accessibility Guidelines to Public Websites

The ADA requires that State and local governments provide qualified individuals with disabilities equal access to their programs, services, or activities unless doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of their programs, services, or activities or would impose an undue burden.

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WCAG - Do screen reader users take full advantage?

Friday, May 31st 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

EASI presents: A research study indicates that blind users don't know all the features that could benefit them and they plan to solve this problem through a central, free, online screen reader user training resource.

 

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Accessibility with WordPress

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2013
11 AM Pacific, 2 PM Eastern

Learn about what you can do to improve WordPress on the front-end, in the admin, and what you need to know about themes and plug-ins to keep your site accessible. From ADA Online Learning Network.

 

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Kindle and Screen Readers

Thursday, April 11, 2013
12 PM Pacific, 3 PM Eastern

EASI will demonstrate some of the strengths and problems of Kindle for those who use a screen reader.

Kindle hardware devices sometimes claim to be accessible, but that is misleading. They may read the e-book contents with a text-to-speach voice, but the user who is blind cannot navigate the device to even locate the desired book.

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On-line Employment Applications and Website Accessibility

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
1 pm Pacific, 3 pm Eastern

Learn how to make your online applications fully accessible to a valuable talent pool.

This archived webinar from the Southwest DBTAC is from 2011. In anticipation of an economic recovery, employers will be seeking more employees. Nearly all employers require applicants to submit for job applications online. Yet, many of the online application processes are believed to be inaccessible.

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A Personal Look at Accessibility in Higher Education


This video highlights the experiences of students and faculty with disabilities in higher education.

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