Virtual Events Made the Conventions and the Inauguration Celebrations More Accessible

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I hope we figure out how to continue to make our events more accessible to everyone. The post Virtual Events Made the Conventions and the Inauguration Celebrations More Accessible appeared first on The MatriX Files.

Accessibility Excitement in Geneva

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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! There was also an associated effort called the Trusted Intermediary Global Accessible Resources (TIGAR) project, to ease the exchange of accessible book files between libraries for the blind and print disabled. This meeting in Geneva was on the form of a successor project, dubbed the Accessible Book Consortium ("ABC," of course).

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Accessible eBooks for Equal Opportunity

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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. Although legal and regulatory requirements stipulate that schools must provide accessible ‘equivalent’ resources for students with disabilities, in practice the majority of these students do not have equal access to textbooks and other instructional materials that make up the primary resources of the general curriculum.

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ADA Lawsuits Against Website Owners Are Increasing: Mitigate Risk By Making Your Site Web Accessible

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But for those with permanent or temporary disabilities, these companies are accused of violating Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by lacking the proper digital accommodations to enable access to their coveted online offerings.

Our EveryAction Hero: Reproductive Health Access Project

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Reproductive Health Access Project works at the crossroads of the medical community and the reproductive rights space to mobilize and train clinicians to ensure access to abortion, contraception, and miscarriage care. How did the Reproductive Health Access Project start? Reproductive Health Access Project occupies a unique space, right in the middle of reproductive rights and primary health care.

Access Your Facebook and Instagram Fundraising Data in Classy Reporting

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Facebook alone offers little to no access to donation data for your nonprofit. “ Our team is really excited to give Classy for Facebook’s users the ability to access more data from Facebook and Instagram than they’ve ever had before.

Digital Storytelling to Access, Attract and Activate U.S. Donors

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Ngonzi on Twitter and LinkedIn and register for her upcoming on March 24, Digital Storytelling to Access, Attract and Activate U.S. government can access information at grants.gov.

How To Make E-learning Accessible To All Employees

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Learn how you can make e-learning tools, programs, and resources more accessible for all your employees to ensure that they get adequate and equal access to training and learning programs in an easy and efficient manner with Gyrus

Increasing Accessible Publishing Globally

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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. In my talk, I highlighted three global movements towards increasing accessible publishing. What can we do today to build that accessible future?

Web Accessibility: 6 Tips to Pass the Specialist Exam

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With accessibility lawsuits in the news— like one against Dominos — more companies are recognizing the importance of serving the almost 20% of the people living with disabilities in the U.S. As a result, specialists who identify and fix website accessibility violations are in demand.

Objecting to Accessibility Weaseling

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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. We think the best long-term way to solve this equal access problem is, well, equal access.

Fair Use Victory Advances a Future of Accessibility for All

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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. As a non-lawyer, let me explain from the point of view of a technologist who cares passionately about accessibility for people with disabilities.

Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day: A roundup of accessibility resources

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For many people with disabilities, this is a daily reality when they encounter the common problem of non-accessible websites. In recognition of these challenges, May 21 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD was conceived four years ago after Joe Devon, a web developer, wrote a blog post reflecting on the lack of information available about web accessibility. Free Tools to Test Your Nonprofit's Website for Accessibility by Cindy Leonard.

ADA Lawsuits Against Website Owners Are Increasing: Mitigate Risk By Making Your Site Web Accessible

Byte Technology

But for those with permanent or temporary disabilities, these companies are accused of violating Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by lacking the proper digital accommodations to enable access to their coveted online offerings. Unfortunately for companies of all sizes, the five aforementioned brands are just the tip of the ADA and website accessibility iceberg. Everybody deserves to have that full and equal access to the world around them. Dunkin Donuts.

The FCC and Accessibility

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The FCC just did a series of four blog posts asking for feedback on their new accessibility plans. Comments on the FCC's Accessibility Plans (June 2010) My main recommendation to the FCC is to be more ambitious about accessibility. Although the Clearinghouse and Awards programs could be helpful to the cause of greater access for people with disabilities, I don’t think they truly take on the biggest opportunity for change.

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

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Hailed as “the Miracle in Marrakesh,” the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled paves the way to expanding access to books for people with print disabilities and provides the necessary legal framework for authorized organizations, like Benetech and our Bookshare initiative, to deliver those books across international borders.

10 Ways To Access YouTube Videos at School

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Are you currently grappling with a blocked YouTube video, and you are wondering how to access it? These top best methods enlighten you on how to effectively access a blocked YouTube video without any difficulty.

Mass Market Accessible Books

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We take their files and convert them to the DAISY format which is a digital format designed specifically to create accessible materials for people with print disabilities. We're excited about this trend and the opportunities it creates for the commercial availability of mass market accessible books. Making these files available as part of the mass market product, O'Reilly is ensuring that EVERYONE who can benefit from accessible materials can actually get them.

Why web accessibility is important and how you can accomplish it with Nimble AMS

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What is web accessibility? Web accessibility is the ability for a website, app and/or software to be accessible to people who have a disability affecting their vision, hearing, cognition and/or motor functions. With more access comes more member engagement.

Making Exercise Equipment Accessible

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Rich Thesing, a long-time disability activist and fellow Fellow of the American Leadership Forum in Silicon Valley, has been thinking hard on how to make exercise equipment accessible. There are lots of exercycles that are in health clubs and exercise rooms around the world, but they lack minor accessibility features to make them usable. They are going to need access to exercise equipment they can use independently to ensure their long term help.

Making the Book Truly Accessible for All Students

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This includes accessible educational materials, such as e-books that can be used with computers, or mobile devices that display enlarged text or read the book aloud while also highlighting text. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) selected our successful Bookshare library as the provider of accessible materials to every student in the U.S. Bookshare has grown into the largest online digital library of accessible books and periodicals in the U.S.,

Private Internet Access VPN Review

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Private Internet Access offers Cheap VPN service,Good Windows client with Fast connections, and a 7-day money-back guarantee Private Internet Access (PIA) is a virtual private network that allows you to hide your IP address and geographical location keeping you private and secure when searching the internet. The post Private Internet Access VPN Review appeared first on PhreeSite.com.

Breakthrough on Global Access at WIPO in Geneva!

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There has been a major breakthrough recently on international copyright negotiations in Geneva around improved access for people who have print disabilities. Answer : • Countries should provide for a copyright exception in their national laws to allow nonprofit organizations serving people with disabilities to make accessible versions of inaccessible books and other content • Import and export of such accessible materials shall be permitted 2.

Increasing Your Website's Accessibility: 6 Best Practices

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Ensuring your website is accessible is a must if you want to engage with all of your supporters. If your website’s out of date or not optimized for accessibility, you are losing important members of your audience and potentially breaking ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) best practices.

Addressing Accessibility in Social Media

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These needs may relate to accessibility and the user-friendliness of your site for those with auditory, visual, cognitive or mobility impairments. This blog post is not meant to explain the nuances of accessibility, nor will it explore all of the dimensions of building a social site, but it will discuss key considerations when working to make your online presence social while remaining accessible to all users. Keep Accessibility in Mind. By Stuart Holland, Sr.

Giving the Gift of Accessibility

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Enhanced Accessibility

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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. So, deploy the accessibility button in the Form Builder and give your staff with certain needs a powerful view.

Computer Refurbishment and Accessibility

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The first time I really "got" the power of accessible technology (AT) to improve the lives of people with disabilities was when I saw the PBS documentary Freedom Machines. Of all the wonderful things that computers and other smart machines do to enhance our lives, I can't think of any other ICT field that make as profound an impact as accessible technology, sometimes also called assistive technology. How Accessible Technology Computer Refurbishment Came About.

Accessibility and ACTA

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Brief Comments on Accessibility Concerns on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) The disability community should be concerned about ACTA for two reasons: At its core it’s an anti-piracy agreement. The digital measures designed to defeat piracy usually end up equating accessibility with piracy. We don’t know if it’s benign or hostile to accessibility.

We are the Solutions to Access Barriers

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This month, we’ve been thinking about access barriers. This month I talked about two variables that are often ignored when we talk about access and equity: the way we do our work and the frames we use to judge our work. I chose these because often when we talk about access, we think about ways to get people to come. Overall, my point from this month, and I think Rebecca’s, is that much of our accessibility problem lies in us, not our visitors. access advocacy visitor

Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

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Literacy and access to knowledge underpins just about every social good, from education, to economic development, to health, to women’s empowerment, democracy and respect for human rights. To bring the power of books to everybody on this planet, we must make books truly accessible. In order to read a printed book, you must have physical access to it. Third, the print book is not universally accessible. I believe in the power of books to change the world.

How to Access an External Drive Not Showing on Mac

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Most of time, the Mac operating system will automatically recognize and mount the attached disks on desktop, in Finder and in Disk Utility for your easy access. The post How to Access an External Drive Not Showing on Mac appeared first on PhreeSite.com.

NFB and Amazon.com on Accessibility

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Last year, the National Federation of the Blind took on Amazon.com about the accessibility of their website, which NFB felt at one time had been quite accessible, but which had declined in accessibility. NFB got them to commit to work on accessibility. The speech itself was pretty basic: Amazon cares about its customers above all else, and so accessibility is important.

Windows 8: Designed for Accessibility

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Microsoft's latest operating system also delivers when it comes to its accessibility and assistive technology features, namely the Narrator and Magnifier. Additionally, Microsoft's next generation of Windows 8 touch screen devices, such as tablets and laptops, are designed with accessibility in mind. Watch this video demo from Microsoft to see the new accessibility features in action: (Please visit the site to view this video). More Accessibility Resources.

Metro4All — Making All Metro Systems Accessible

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Ever since the Independent Living Movement began to emerge in the 1960s to empower people with disabilities, more and more of the world has become accessible. Metro4All is actually a collaboration of people in different countries interested in addressing mass transit accessibility. I had no experience with accessibility, but the service is very useful. apps Accessible Technology

A Comprehensive Guide: How to Make an Accessible Nonprofit Website

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In essence, the internet is designed to be accessible for all persons with all soft/hardware, languages, locations, and abilities. Though accessibility may seem like an idealistic standard, it is actually a legal necessity.

Social DRM: It’s About Equal Access for All

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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. The Problem with Traditional DRM Traditional “strong” Digital Rights Management (DRM) restrictions have traditionally been the most common way to control access to online books. However, strong DRM turns out to be an impediment to the commercial distribution of accessible ebooks.

Free Tools to Test Your Nonprofit's Website for Accessibility

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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 nptech nten Web Sites website accessibility Communications IT Staff Cindy Leonard. Consulting Team Leader. Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University.

Free Tools to Test Your Nonprofit's Website for Accessibility

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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 nptech nten Web Sites website accessibility Communications IT Staff Cindy Leonard. Consulting Team Leader. Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University.

Exciting open access project in Vancouver!

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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). One metric that made a real impression: OJS users publish an open access article for around $200 per article, which compares to the typical number of $3000 that is frequently floated around in the open access field.

Working Toward Internet Access for Everyone

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adults still don't have broadband Internet access at home. The June 2015 FCC proposal calls for an expansion of Lifeline to provide low-income households with a choice of subsidized phone service or broadband Internet access. These smartphones are rudimentary, but do provide web and email access and also run Android apps. The San Francisco-based nonprofit, A Human Right , is leading the charge to advocate for bringing Internet access to the 4.6

Make Your Nonprofit Website More Accessible with OpenAIR

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Each year, Knowbility hosts OpenAIR (Accessibility Internet Rally). OpenAIR is an online event that provides mission-based organizations both with a new, professionally designed, accessible website that accommodates all visitors, and with expanded awareness about accessibility issues. What Does a Nonprofit Need to Do to Make Its Website Accessible? Web accessibility means. These are some of the most common ways to make a website more accessible.

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

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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. Our DIAGRAM Center is dramatically changing the way image and graphical content for accessible educational materials is produced and accessed.