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Accessibility: 5 Lessons for a Better Nonprofit Website

Connection Cafe

Now, this is not where I spring a dusty and intimidating list of accessibility guidelines upon you. I’ve got something better. Be careful!

Accessibility Excitement in Geneva

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This is totally the “how sausage and law are made” view, so don’t read this unless you want to know more about global accessibility in detail!

Addressing Accessibility in Social Media


These needs may relate to accessibility and the user-friendliness of your site for those with auditory, visual, cognitive or mobility impairments. So when building these forms, how can you capture the information you need while still maintaining accessibility? Keep Accessibility in Mind. By Stuart Holland, Sr. Media.

How Accessible Data Can Help You Better Care for Your Donors

Connection Cafe

Healthcare is changing—and for the better—because of this immediate and remote access to data. You want personalized healthcare.

Free Tools to Test Your Nonprofit's Website for Accessibility


People generally associate the topic of web accessibility with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but I like to think of web accessibility as the practice of making websites with content, features and functionality that people of all abilities can access and use. Cindy Leonard. Consulting Team Leader.

Accessible eBooks for Equal Opportunity

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

One of their main challenges is that they do not have adequate access to educational materials that are necessary to learn and succeed in school.

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Breakthrough on Global Access at WIPO in Geneva!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

There has been a major breakthrough recently on international copyright negotiations in Geneva around improved access for people who have print disabilities. Answer : A copyright exception makes it much easier for people with print disabilities to get access to the materials they need for education, employment and social inclusion.

Working Toward Internet Access for Everyone

Tech Soup Blog

adults still don't have broadband Internet access at home. billion people currently without access — as a basic human right.

Computer Refurbishment and Accessibility

Tech Soup Blog

How Accessible Technology Computer Refurbishment Came About. How Accessible Technology Works. Accessible Technology Coalition.

Fair Use Victory Advances a Future of Accessibility for All

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

HathiTrust, a unanimous three-judge panel concluded that digitizing books in order to enhance research and provide access to individuals with print disabilities is lawful on the grounds of fair use —that is, a limitation and exception to the exclusive rights granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work ( Section 107 of the U.S.

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Leveraging Mobile Internet Access: Nonprofit Stories of Leading by Leaving The Desk


Affordable mobile internet access can help you get more work done in the field instead of at your desk! Cloud Infrastructure Michelle Warner Mobile Mobile Citizen mobile internet access nptech nten Strategy tools Communications IT Staff Michelle Warner. Director. Mobile Citizen.

The Race to Expand Internet Access. in Space

Tech Soup Blog

Yet a significant portion of the world's population doesn't currently have access. Space. There are some big names in this race.

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Objecting to Accessibility Weaseling

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last week, the National Federation of the Blind and 22 organizations serving people with disabilities filed detailed objections to a petition from a group of makers of e-reader devices led by Amazon to be exempted from accessibility requirements under the relatively new Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.

6 Interview Questions To Ask To Access Leadership Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Describe a situation when these qualities helped you lead others. Give an example of when you demonstrated good leadership. What was your approach?

Exciting open access project in Vancouver!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It takes an editor through the entire process of operating and publishing a journal, with a heavy emphasis on open access journals (where the articles are freely available to everybody from the moment they are published). Their largest project is Open Journal Systems, software for running a scholarly journal.

Increasing Accessible Publishing Globally

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Plenary Talk at the Eighth General Assembly of the World Blind Union Access to published information is an essential requirement for education, employment and full social inclusion. People with vision impairments and other print disabilities deserve equal access to that treasure of information. Funders like the U.S.

Expand Access to Healthcare Services with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

Connecting people to local health resources is an important service that healthcare organizations provide for their communities.

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The Road to Accessibility without Borders: Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of the Marrakesh Treaty

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Furthermore, the accessibility community can work together to prepare the ground for providing accessible books for people around the world.

Benetech’s New Image Description Tool Improves Accessibility of Graphical Content for Students with Print Disabilities

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The DIAGRAM Center team has also created an image data content model which will provide standards to define and enhance the efficacy and interoperability of accessible images as the project evolves. DIAGRAM stands for Digital Image and Graphics Resources for Accessible Materials.

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A Worthy Read: National Education Technology Plan

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Of course, one thing might be that accessibility is put right up top, front and center! Born accessible is a play on the term born digital and is used to convey the idea that materials that are born digital also can and should be born accessible. born accessible edtech NETP UD UDL

The Art of the Steal: Access & Controversy at the Barnes Foundation

Museum 2.0

The documentary raises basic questions about donor intent, legal execution of eccentric peoples' wills, and, most interesting to me, the definition of access to a collection. Despite my focus on populism and access, I am sympathetic to Barnes and his followers, who feel strongly that a serious injustice has been done.

Nonprofits Live Recap: Accessible and Assistive Technologies

Tech Soup Blog

Many organizations, however, overlook ensuring that their web presence is accessible to individuals who may have visual or auditory impairments.

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Voices from the Community: Accessibility

Tech Soup Blog

As our community discusses the topic of building a culture of accessibility, an important distinction arises. online community channels.

New to TechSoup: 4G Broadband Access from Mobile Beacon

Tech Soup Blog

This USB modem is handy for someone who often travels with their laptop, and needs broadband access as they go. Choose from One of Four Devices.

Upcoming Nonprofits Live on September 14: Accessible and Assistive Technologies

Tech Soup Blog

Technology has greatly increased the ease with which we can access news and services and serve others. Pacific time.

Our WIPO Statement on the Treaty for Access for People with Disabilities

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

For example, all residents with the qualifying disabilities in Australia, Denmark and Qatar, to pick just three examples, now have free access to Bookshare thanks to our joint efforts with local and national disability groups in these countries. Our collection has grown from 70,000 books to almost 110,000 books in the U.S. Thank you!

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Building an Accessibility Culture

Tech Soup Blog

Just recently NetSquared , part of the TechSoup network, has opened a discussion on Internet accessibility as their think tank theme this month. What we want to know is: How do you increase, promote, and advance Internet accessibility on your site? We would love to hear what you have to say!

Metro4All — Making All Metro Systems Accessible

Tech Soup Blog

Metro4All is actually a collaboration of people in different countries interested in addressing mass transit accessibility. What Is Metro4All?

Social DRM: It’s About Equal Access for All

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Our commitment is to provide access to books for those who are unable to read a traditional print format and to do so without harming the economic interests of authors and publishers. However, strong DRM turns out to be an impediment to the commercial distribution of accessible ebooks. What is it and why is it important? With 1.3

Commercial Availability: The Poison Pill for Marrakesh Treaty Implementation

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Libraries for people who are blind or dyslexic are the primary source of accessible books in audio, large print or braille. Wouldn’t it make more sense to make it easier for people with disabilities to get access to the books they need for education and employment? Our motto is “If it’s born digital, it should be born accessible!”

Thank You, Gerardo!

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Overseeing the Accessibility Metadata Project , with which we led a collaborative effort to develop standards for accessibility metadata.

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Is Website Accessibility a Social Responsibility?


Cindy Leonard, our presenter at " Access for All: Basics of Website Accessibility ", believes we as nonprofits have a social responsibility to make our websites more accessible : By their very nature, nonprofits exist to make the world a better place and to create positive social change. nptech nten

How To Access Your Organization's Risks

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Within the first 100 days as a new leader in an organization, you'll want to assess your organization's risk. Authors George Bradt, Jayme A.

Lawsuit over denying access to a student with learning disabilities

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We're up to more than 125,000 users, with over 95,000 books available, and our users are now accessing content at a rate of more than million downloads per year! That's why it's painful to hear about disputes over denying students with very real print disabilities access to these resources. serving students with print disabilities.

Is Web Accessibility a Social Responsibility?


Web accessibility” means creating websites that can be fully used by people with disabilities. Wikipedia  provides a good formal definition : “Web accessibility refers to the practice of making  websites  usable by people of all abilities and  disabilities. There are many additional advantages to implementing Web accessibility.

Alpine Access: Insights from 12 Years of Managing Remote Workers


In 1998, virtual call center staffing company Alpine Access opened its doors. Alpine Access started as a pure home-agent company.

Mobilizing Staff to Make Them More Accessible


Headway Emotional Health Services, with a budget around $6.5 read more

Planned Parenthood Hudson Valley Offers Health Access Over SMS

Mobile Commons

Planned Parenthood Hudson Valley is using SMS to offer citizens quick, confidential access to resources for their sexual health concerns.

Enhanced Accessibility


With a click, make client data entry easier for those with accessibility needs. Form Builder provides many options--and now among the navigation button options is an accessibility button which you can deploy or not with a click. Douglas Zimmerman President & CEO VisionLink

Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day: A roundup of accessibility resources


For many people with disabilities, this is a daily reality when they encounter the common problem of non-accessible websites.