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- Inclusive Technologies at CSUN 2013
- New Resource for Accessible Workplace ICT
- Inclusive Technologies Joins New Project on Cloud-based Accessibility
- Department of Labor Office on Disability Employment Policy Webcast on Emerging Technologies
- New Spider-Man movie fails to break “disavillainy” connection
Category Archives: Building the culture of accessibility
Jim Tobias of Inclusive Technologies participated in an Office on Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) webcast on August 16, 2012. It was a chance to discuss how emerging technologies like the cloud and mobile apps will address accessibility. Under Secretary Kathy Martinez, Vint Cerf of Google, and Jim kicked around some interesting ideas about the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure and getting information out to more people who could benefit from accessible solutions.
There’s a new Spider-Man movie out (no, I won’t link to it — if you haven’t already been slimed by the promos, you probably don’t live close enough to a theatre anyway). And like seemingly every work of fiction since the Bible (no comments, please), the bad guy just has to be someone with a disability. In the current case, the real trouble begins when the character attempts to do something about his missing arm. So the message is … leave half-well enough alone? Stay tuned for the accessible technology remakes: wheelchairs become Transformers that swallow their riders whole; Chucky as an AAC device that whispers and kills; JAWS terrorizes web surfers.
We’ve put together a new music video about web accessibility, called “POUR Me a Website”. Take a look and leave a comment here or on YouTube.
Here’s a new video that promotes web accessibility by striking at the core of some myths about it. It’s got a beat you can dance or code to, and best of all, it’s from the Government of Australia.