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A Screen Reader for Everyone: Why the World Needs NVDA

Funded by donations, the NV Access organization - makers of the NVDA screen reader - is a labor of love for founders Mick Curran and Jamie Teh, who devote their time to ensuring that NVDA is the best it can be. More

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Inclusive Social Business

When you see the phrase “inclusive social business,” you may ask yourself: What is inclusive social business? Why does it matter? And why should I care about it? Holly Nielsen from IBM's Human Ability and Accessibility addresses these questions in this post. More

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Creating New Spaces for Citizens with Disabilities in Political Participation

Disability policy advocate Erica Edwards talks about her experience serving in her city's Commission on Disability Issues and the impact such councils have on changing public attitudes towards disability issues More

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A Teen with Dylexia Describes Benefits of Reading with Technology

A guest post by Brian Meersma, a student member of the Bookshare Advisory Board, describing the benefits of reading with technology More

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Conference on Disability-Inclusive MDGs and Aid Effectiveness

Jointly organized by Leonard Cheshire Disability and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, this conference will bring together disabled people’s organizations (DPOs), NGOs, UN agencies and academics to discuss and share knowledge around innovative ways to mainstream disability into international development efforts. The event will take place at the United Nations Conference Centre of Bangkok, Thailand, from March 14-16, 2012 More

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SEO and Accessibility Overlap: Accessibility is a Critical Component of Websites

Liam McGee serves as a W3C Invited Expert, actively developing international web standards and support materials as part of the organization’s Web Accessibility Initiative. Here he gives a comprehensive account of the connection between an accessible website and SEO. More

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Public Sector Cloud Computing Scenarios

Cloud computing is currently considered to have great potential in mitigating the financial and administrative difficulties of public administrations in Germany. It promises to both optimize the use of IT resources, and encourages a great variety of collaboration options writes Dr Peter Deussen, Senior Researcher at Fraunhofer FOKUS More

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Feature: Activist/Author Arlene Romoff Changes the Captioning World

The author of two memoirs, Hear Again: Back to Life with a Cochlear Implant and Listening Closely: A Journey to Bilateral Hearing, Arlene Romoff has been a passionate activist for captioning. More

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GLAD vs CNN Closed-Captions Lawsuit: Finding a Win-Win for Broadcasters and Deaf People

On 4 Feburuary 2012, a Californian court refused to dismiss a suit by the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (GLAD) against CNN for its refusal to add closed captioning to news video clips on its website. Jonathan Hassell of Hassell Inclusion discusses the need for broadcasters to find an effective workflow solution to the issue. More

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Talking with Texts: How Cellphones Empower Deaf Children in Uganda

In this edition of National Geographic's “Mobile Message”, Cambridge to Africa’s Sacha DeVelle, explains how her organization has been using mobile phones in specially designed education programs to help deaf children in Uganda communicate. More

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