Letter from the Department of Justice Affirming that the ADA Covers Websites

2018-10-05T08:57:15-04:00October 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legislative Affairs Office of the Assistant Attorney General Washington, D.C. 20530 The Honorable Ted Budd U.S. House of Representatives Washington DC 20515-0001 Dear Congressman Budd: This responds to your letter dated June 20, 2018, regarding website accessibility for public accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We apologize

IAAP Announces Management Transition

2018-09-20T11:49:35-04:00September 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

International Association of Accessibility Announcement With gratitude and well-wishing from our entire team IAAP announces that Sharon Spencer, Managing Director of IAAP, has decided to retire at the end of the year. Christopher Lee, Ph.D., who is currently G3ict’s Chief Learning Officer, will assume the role of IAAP Managing Director and will work with Sharon

Accessibility Training a MUST

2018-08-27T10:08:59-04:00September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Ever since 2017 or so I’ve been noticing a huge increase in accessibility. A few examples that are coming to mind are, well, all about blindness accessibility, partly because I am, indeed, totally blind now. A few of these are, EA developing their own accessibility portal so gamers with disabilities can know what game has what accessibility feature, as well as, how to access it, Slack suddenly caring about accessibility all of a sudden when before it was a kind of “that’s a neat idea LOL” sentiment I’ve been hearing from them, and, Discord finally starts taking accessibility seriously.

Amazon Demos New TV with Built in Screenreader

2018-08-27T10:17:18-04:00September 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Peter Korn, Director of Accessibility Lab 126, gives us an overview of the Toshiba Smart TV’s now available from Best Buy due to a partnership with Amazon that puts the Fire TV functionality built into the Smart TV. Meaning that Alexa, Voice View screen reader and magnification are all built in to the 43 inch, 50 inch and 55 inch, with 4K Ultra HD capability.

Can Technology Address Digital Accessibility?

2018-08-27T10:18:39-04:00August 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Adam Nemeroff, an instructional designer in Dartmouth College's department of academic and campus technology services, admits he has “super-complicated and conflicted” thoughts about the role of technology in ensuring that digital courses and curricular materials are fully accessible to all students. He’s seen his institution and others in recent years talk more about accessibility and invest in digital tools to address concerns head-on. But he thinks there’s a downside to being too tool focused.

My Blind Spot, County Legislator Schneiderman, Advance Accessibility in Suffolk County, NY

2016-11-10T15:06:35-05:00June 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Advocacy works. In April, Albert J. Rizzi, Founder and Executive Director of My Blind Spot, met with Suffolk County Legislator Jay H. Schneiderman (I-Montauk). The result: on June 4, 2013, County lawmakers approved a resolution that the Suffolk County government website, Internet Connection, be made accessible to the print disabled. Print-disabled individuals are those who, due to a

Unlocking the Power of the iPad for the Blind

2016-11-10T15:06:44-05:00June 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|

On this week's "Innovators" on Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg's Jon Erlichman takes us inside a workshop that instructs teachers on how to unlock the power of the iPad for the visually impaired. (Source: Bloomberg) Unlocking the Power of the iPad for the Blind

Join My Blind Spot at EmploymentLINK 2013

2016-11-10T15:09:49-05:00April 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

EmploymentLink 2013: The Power of Inclusion Thursday, 2 May 2013, Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley CA 94703 | 9:00am – 4:00pm Maximize performance and productivity of the evolving workforce through the inclusive work place. We have been excited to witness the increased dialog about employment for those with disabilities, additionally, to see changes in hiring practices