Category Archives: Compatibility with AT

Guten ’nuff

Project Gutenberg is a long-standing project that transfers out-of-copyright books into electronic text formats–usually classic fiction, but there are some oddball gems scattered in as well. Now comes word that some fraction of these titles will be available through the … Continue reading

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Like a Virgin?

We’re mulling over the news that Virgin America has decided to remove Flash from its site (well, from some of the site, anyway…as noted on the TUAW comments, it’s still on the Route Map page at least) because it won’t … Continue reading

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As it is Twitten

Carmen Gonzales has come up with a summary of pretty convincing arguments about why Twitter has made a huge difference for people with physical disabilities. Some of these involve the potential for generating and receiving information with little effort, but … Continue reading

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Shortcuts, people, got every reason to live

The history of the graphical user interface, in one sentence: The mouse is introduced, then people keep looking for more and more keyboard shortcuts so they don’t have to use the mouse–particularly if their impetus is a dexterity disability. So … Continue reading

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Can you feel the glove tonight?

TouchTec is a new technology that allows creation of gloves that meet user standards of warmth and stylishness, while allowing activation of both capacitive and resistive touch screens–for the significant price of $200-$300. Any way to make and inexpensively distribute … Continue reading

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Book ’em, Marian

Brave new world: libraries are now circulating e-books. Although some attention has been given to copyright concerns (e.g., only one patron can be reading a specific e-book copy at a time, and it automatically disappears from their reader after a … Continue reading

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