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Podcast on Accessibility: Module on Digital Design and Media at the IT University of Copenhagen

These four podcasts, lectures delivered by Peter Olaf Looms, are part of a semester course on Accessibility taught at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, for an MA degree in Digital Design and Media | October 2011 More

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Web Accessibility: Specification for an Accessible Lightbox

Lightbox is a feature that highlights a page or image on an active window so you can quickly read through the content without clicking on to that page or moving away from the current web page. This post looks at key accessibility and usability problems with most lightboxes used on websites and proposes a specification for an improved lightbox that could work for everyone. More

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Wirelessly Enabling the Long-distance House Call

In the United States, it’s already possible to have a $2 app perform an eye exam and deliver a prescription. Sleep studies typically performed in high-tech labs can now be done at home for about $100. Electrocardiograms can be performed on a smartphone. Next week, a conference in Toronto brings together health-care and IT practitioners to pitch mobile technology as one avenue of salvation for an industry in need of a fix.  More

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Equal Access to Education for Children with Disabilities

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued new tools that educators, parents, students, and others can use to help ensure that all elementary and secondary students with disabilities are provided an equal opportunity to participate in, and benefit from, a public education, writes Russlynn Ali More

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American Foundation for the Blind: Thoughts from the 2011 M-Enabling Summit

AFB vice president of Programs and Policy, Paul Schroeder, who was a panelist at the 2011 M-Enabling Summit, held in December 2011, shares his thoughts on on the implementation of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act  More

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Five Ways mHealth Can Decrease Hospital Readmissions

David Lee Scher, MD, makes a case for mHealth to become an integral part of readmissions management at a hospital.  More

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Australia Forgets About Accessibility?

The Australian Web Awards is a national competition based around best practices. The core vision for the Australian Web Awards is to promote best practice in design and development for the web in Australia. It does this by providing a competition that designers and developers can benchmark themselves against, writes Gary Barber More

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Accessibility v. Universal Design

A member of www.archinect.com, an online architecture forum, opens an important debate when he questions the virtues of accessibility and universal design.  More

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Bridging the Knowledge Gap: The Global Disability Rights Library

The GDRL is part of a massive digital library called an eGranary. The eGranary has an interface that allows users to access websites, documents, videos and more without requiring Internet connectivity.  More

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The Design of Human-Powered Access Technology

In this paper, the authors frame recent developments in human computation in the historical context of accessibility, and outline a framework for discussing new advances in human-powered access technology. Authors: Jeffrey P. Bigham, Richard E. Ladner and Yevgen Borodin. More

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