Category Archives: Most or all disabilities

First Sighting: VR in the Workplace

Interesting speculative article on VR for work. We’ve heard a lot of these ideas one at a time — less commuting, how to create happy-accidental encounters — but there’s all here in one place, along with some new ideas and … Continue reading

Posted in Controls: number, size, spacing, force, Horizon scan, Most or all disabilities, Okay, sometimes it *is* about the technology, Redundant input, Redundant output, Simplicity, ease of use, Virtual/augmented reality, Work | Leave a comment

911 to expand communication options

Texting is a perfect example of what AoMS is about–a mainstream technology that is seamlessly relevant to one or more groups of people with disabilities, in this case people with hearing or speech disabilities. However, when texting could be most … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Laws, regulations, Most or all disabilities, Redundant input, Wireless | 1 Comment

Voice-activated flashlight

From the world of Harry Potter comes a voice-activated flashlight that responds to whatever on and off commands you record. Could be great for people with dexterity or visual disabilities, and anyone in the middle of a power outage. ThinkGeek: … Continue reading

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Working?: (IE)Nine to (HTML)Five

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) tested support for HTML5 among commonly-used browsers, and found that Internet Explorer 9 does the overall best job. However, these results are not entirely consistent with the accessibility-focused review of HTML5 being done by … Continue reading

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Directions For Me

Small-footprint CCTV-type devices are blooming all over to provide people with visual disabilities magnified or audio access to product labels. However, this may be an involved process, especially if the labels are located in odd places–no one wants to be … Continue reading

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IE Aieeee?

Skimming through a review of the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 release, we saw some changes that might be problematic for assistive technology users. For example: “All but the most essential interface elements in the browser have been removed or hidden … Continue reading

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