May 31, 2016

Life Changing Technology for People with Disabilities

When most of us think about eye tracking technology, it sounds pretty interesting, but it’s not something that’s going to change our lives. Eye tracking allows users […]
May 24, 2016

Whole Foods and the Pre-Peeled Orange Debacle

Back in March of this year, Whole Foods Market became the center of an internet firestorm when a customer, Nathalie Gordon, tweeted a picture of pre­peeled and […]
May 17, 2016

Fighting to be Understood: Living with ‘Invisible Disabilties’

Sometimes, a disability is more obvious than another. They can be immediately apparent, especially when someone relies on a wheelchair, walking cane, or crutches. Although, there are other […]
May 10, 2016

Combat Veteran’s Run for Office

A military veteran from Jupiter, FL by the name of Brian Mast is running for the Republican nomination in the House district of southeastern Florida. One thing […]
May 3, 2016

A More Important Bathroom Conversation

Recently, there has been a major discussion about public restrooms that has caused an all out riot on the internet and in the media. The “Bathroom Bill” […]
April 26, 2016

Design for All, Universal Design

Design for All is the intervention into environments, products, and services which aims to ensure that anyone, including future generations, regardless of age, gender, capacities or cultural background, […]
April 19, 2016

Living with Epilepsy

Living with epilepsy is more than just suffering from seizures. People with this condition and families face a wide array of daily challenges to normal life that […]
April 12, 2016

Kmart’s Catalog Featuring Children with Disabilities

In Australia, Kmart is taking big steps to promote the inclusion of disabilities into everyday life. In their latest catalog, the store features children with disabilities […]
April 5, 2016

Aging in Place

Aging in Place is simply a matter of preserving the ability for people to stay in their homes and neighborhoods for as long as possible. Sometimes, people […]
March 29, 2016

Disney’s Updated Disability Access Procedures

Providing a wonderful experience to every individual that visits a Disney park is of the highest concern. That’s why Disney is always trying to keep their procedures […]
March 22, 2016

What Goes Into an Accessibility Toolkit?

Creating a user experience that is accessible to all users with varied abilities is a task that many companies are constantly facing. While most situations are based […]
March 15, 2016

Uber and Its Accessibility Issues

In 2013, in Michael Bloomberg’s last days as mayor of New York City, he promised by the year 2020, half of New York City’s yellow taxis would […]
March 8, 2016

E-Readers Waived by FCC

Text to speech is not a high dollar addition to include in the software of current E Ink readers like Amazon’s Paperwhite and the Voyage. Actually, some […]
March 1, 2016

Disabilities in Children’s Television

Most of the television for children that is currently airing is something that can keep most kids occupied for at least a few minutes. As you […]
February 23, 2016

Providing Science for Disabled Students

Hands on classes have long been a way for students to get involved and learn through doing. Science is one of the subjects that relies heavily […]
February 16, 2016

Accessibility with Limited English Proficiency

The United States is a melting pot of different cultures, races, and nationalities as well as people with varying levels of disabilities. As you know, not […]
February 9, 2016

Carnival Corporation is Adding Accessible Staterooms

Over 60 ships that bear that carry the brands Carnival, Holland America, and Princess have increased their accessibility for disabled travelers due to a settlement announced […]
February 2, 2016

Inclusive Tourism

Inclusive tourism, also called barrier-free or accessible tourism, is a form of tourism that strives to ensure travel destinations, and things of the like, are inclusive […]
January 26, 2016

The Future of Braille and Advancing Technology

For some time, there has been an ongoing discussion on whether or not braille will eventually be replaced by newer technology that can serve the same […]
January 19, 2016

Disabled Characters Decreased on Television

For the first time in two years, the number of characters with disabilities on prime-time television is on the decline, a new report finds. There are […]
January 12, 2016

Georgia Tech’s AMAC Center

Through grassroots advocacy and the support of the disability community, the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, and the University System of Georgia, Noel Gregg, Ph.D., and […]
January 5, 2016

How Service Animal are Trained and Used

You may have heard of service animals, but understanding what they’re used for is a completely different thing. Most people are familiar with service animals such […]
December 29, 2015

Revamping the Handicap Accessible Symbol

After more than 45 years, the handicap symbol is getting a pretty serious redesign and it couldn’t be more deserving. The old, stiff logo never really […]
December 22, 2015

Web Browsers and Assistive Technology

Accessibility on the web is something that people with disabilities and their advocates have fought long and hard for. The equal opportunity to do things that […]
December 8, 2015

Nike’s Self-Tying Shoes for Michael J. Fox

Nike has always been at the helm of some pretty amazing creations and they always know how to create a buzz. Their shoe designs define the […]
October 20, 2015

The Lakeshore Foundation’s Lima Foxtrot Programs

When wounded or disabled veterans return home, the lack of a support group outside of their family can really derail the healing process as well as […]
October 13, 2015

Space Camp for Children with Disabilities

In 2012, Hallmark debuted a movie that inspired and captured all those who watched it. In the movie, A Smile as Big as the Moon, a […]
October 6, 2015

Creating a Culturally Responsive Website

Day by day, the US is becoming more and more linguistically diverse; in light of this, it is essential that companies make sure that their websites […]
September 29, 2015

Be My Eyes

People with visual impairments now have the ability to see thanks to complete strangers and their smart phones. A Danish development team has created an iPhone […]
September 22, 2015

Avoiding ADA Lawsuits/Landmark Court Cases

In a day where accessibility is forethought on the minds of all web designers and software programmers, there are still instances where sites and software applications […]
September 15, 2015

Home is Where the Heart is: How Fisher House is Changing Lives for the Families of Veterans.

We see the struggle of wounded veterans all the time after returning from combat and their lengthy recovery process. The ones who often get overlooked are […]
September 8, 2015

Presidential candidates’ stance of programs for people with disabilities

We’re deep into campaign season and, more than likely, everyone has already picked their side to stand on. Whether you’re siding with a democratic or republican […]
September 1, 2015

Screen Readers

Have you ever thought about how someone with a visual impairment uses a computer? Your first thought is probably that you had no idea they did, […]
August 25, 2015

A Lack of Imagination and Thought for the Disabled

When someone starts a new job, they update their mental faculties by acquiring skills, learning new software and organizational routines, and aligning their behavior with company […]
August 18, 2015

A Whole New World for People with Disabilities

Virtual reality may be used as an escape for some users, but there is a new group who is stepping into the digital realm as an […]
August 11, 2015

Geospatial Information Systems

Geospatial information systems, also known as GIS, are a way for us to visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. GIS […]
August 4, 2015

Customer Service Issues for Those with Disabilities

Customer service is a vital part of every business. Your reputation and how your company and its services are perceived depends on it. You may be […]
July 28, 2015

What does the CVAA require?

In October of 2010, President Obama enacted the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. The CVAA updates federal communications law to increase the ability for […]
July 26, 2015

25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the day that President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disability Act and the day that our nation committed […]
July 21, 2015

Updates to Section 503

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, or OFCCP, has issued several changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973­. Section 503, for those […]
July 14, 2015

Requirements in the Private Sector for Goods and Services

Accessibility has become a very controversial topic as of late. Poor design prevents an estimated 40% of potential users to not be able to fully access […]
July 7, 2015

Updates to Section 508

In 1998 the US Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Section […]
June 30, 2015

Wounded Warrior Project

Every year, thousands of combat veterans return home with life-changing injuries. We praise these service men and women during their time fighting for our freedom, but […]
June 23, 2015

Mobile Accessibility Requirements

Usually, mobile applications are generally covered by the same standards for access by people with disabilities that apply to non-mobile software and web applications. Applicable U.S. […]
June 16, 2015

Kiosk and Website Requirements

When U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation would begin requiring airline websites and automated airport kiosks to be accessible to […]
June 9, 2015

Incorporating the Aging Population into the Digital World

The elders of America’s population have historically been late to the technology party compared to their younger compatriots, but their movement into digital life continues to […]
June 2, 2015

Incorporating Accessibility into the SDLC

As accommodating users with disabilities gains momentum and importance in workplace, both in public and private sectors, the need for software and web accessibility grows as […]
May 26, 2015

Designing Accessibile SharePoint Workspaces

Accessible technology enables all users to interact with computers and applications in different ways to meet their visual, speech, hearing, dexterity, and cognitive needs. Accessible technology […]
May 19, 2015

A New Type of Character in Archie Comics

In its quest to portray the image of the classic American high school, the comic book Archie added a character to the school’s student body, but […]
May 5, 2015

Accessibility Features of iOS

Since 2014’s release of iOS 8, the main focus has been on the features of the operating system. Things like continuity, extensions, and the iCloud drive […]
April 28, 2015

Challenges to Live Captioning

Long ago, the FCC began enacting laws to address captions, and other government entities around the world have done the same. In the U.S., the Twenty-First […]
April 21, 2015

Improving Your Website’s Accessibility

When your business is trying to gain momentum, most usually turn to the benefits of a website; information at the fingertips of everyone. Although, are you […]
April 14, 2015

PDF Accessibility

When considering the accessibility of a document, it must meet certain technical criteria and must be able to be used by people with disabilities. This includes […]
April 6, 2015

Banking Accessibility

Disabilities can affect people in many different ways. Not only can the disability itself cause problems for the person, but also the way that society addresses […]
March 30, 2015

Color Contrast

For users with visual disabilities, whether it is low vision, color blindness, or complete vision loss, the act of utilizing most forms of technology presents more […]
March 24, 2015

Accessible Web Meetings

Many of today’s modern technologies have made way for advancements in the way we communicate, but not all users have the ability to fully participate in […]
March 17, 2015

Benefits of Fillable Forms

Organizations should always ensure that forms that are created to be printed and then filled out are also made electronically fillable. These types of forms typically […]
July 4, 2014
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Accessibility for everyone.

Accessibility is a simple concept: products and services are for everybody, regardless of limitations. In the analog age, this meant accommodations like a wheelchair ramp for […]