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New Chrome Extension Does Image Magic With Text

Project Naptha can recognize the text found inside images and expose it for normal uses, such as copying and pasting, or routing to a screen reader. Pretty amazing. This could transform how scanned PDFs are handled for accessibility, and lower the … Continue reading

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New Accessibility Guidance Is On the Way!

This can’t be a coincidence: 3 EU standards bodies (ETSI, CEN, and CENELEC) issue a comprehensive accessibility standard. A day later the US Access Board completes its revision of Section 255 and 508 rules and submits them to OMB for regulatory … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Marta Russell

Although few in the domain of accessible technology may have known of her work, we lost a powerful and unique thinker in the field of disability and inclusion this week with the death of Marta Russell. Russell’s book, Beyond Ramps: Disability … Continue reading

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Inclusive Technologies at CSUN 2013

Going to be at the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference in San Diego this week? Please visit our presentations if you’re interested, and stop by to say “hi”. Advanced Concepts in Accessible Video Clarifying the Accessibility Market Making … Continue reading

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New Resource for Accessible Workplace ICT

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office on Disability Employment Policy has funded a new project — the Accessible Technology Action Center; Inclusive Technologies’s Jim Tobias will be its Technical Director. To quote from the ODEP press release: “The development and … Continue reading

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Inclusive Technologies Joins New Project on Cloud-based Accessibility

As part of its support for the idea of a Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII), the U.S. Department of Education recently funded a project to develop ways for people to explore, refine, and store their needs and preferences for interfaces. … Continue reading

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