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US Department of Labor Launches New Accessibility Resource

The US Department of Labor’s Office on Disability Employment Policy has launched a new online resource called the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT). The PEAT website gives employers, ICT providers, and employees/applicants with disabilities a way to move forward … Continue reading

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NIST Project on Cloud Computing Accessibility

Inclusive Technologies has a new role in a new project at the National Institute on Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST, as technology guide for the federal government, is developing standards for cloud computing. Part of that work requires attention to accessibility. We’re … Continue reading

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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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