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In the City, Apps Help and Hinder Disability - The Atlantic
But even if all these problems were solved, digital-accessibility apps still pose one final threat to disability advocacy in urban environments. Apps can make cities more navigable, but they do not change the material features of that environment. Most of the time, they record the current conditions in the built environment rather than advocate for better ones. Before apps came on the scene, disability activists used mapping to catalog injustices and to imagine alternative futures: new environments in which accessibility was the norm, rather than the exception. Contemporary projects should incorporate that lesson, too. By incorporating knowledge from broad groups of people with disabilities, digital mapping could do more than just record the world as it is today. It could also drive political, design, and policy improvements. After all, to deserve the name, a smart city ought to be a better city, not just a more technological one
meta  access  a11y  design  disability-rights  accessibility  assistivetechnology 
10 weeks ago by jesse_the_k
No Budget Guide to Disability Access
No Budget Guide to Disability Access via Instapaper March 16, 2018 at 10:06AM
a11y  wheelchair  captioning  from instapaper
march 2018 by jesse_the_k
accessibility information page
[LAST UPDATED: August 13, 2016] An important component of most Structured Negotiation settlement agreements addressing web accessibility is an organization
web  a11y  webdesign 
october 2016 by jesse_the_k
Beyond the Screen Reader
Web accessibility expert Denis Boudreau explains why we need to design for impaired vision users as well as screen readers.
a11y  lowvision  blind  access  mac  css  responsive  design  zoom 
november 2015 by jesse_the_k
iOS 9 and Accessibility: My 5 Favorite Details – MacStories
I've made the case more than once that accessibility, conceptually, is not a domain exclusive to the disabled. Certainly, persons with disabilities will always be the target market for accessibility
Interface  Design  udl  a11y  iOS  disability 
november 2015 by jesse_the_k
Speedafari – Speed Up Safari on Slow 3G, Edge, and Wifi Networks by Olof Ahreus Lunnemark
Three level content blocker at high level ONLY HTML is loaded aimed at slow connex but access utility
ipad  a11y  iOS  readability  iPhone  recme 
november 2015 by jesse_the_k
making wp accessible
20% of websites now run in Wordpress !
wp  themes  blog  a11y  assistivetechnology 
february 2015 by jesse_the_k
Logging In With a Touch or a Phrase (Anything but a Password) -
At least a half-dozen banks in the United States ask their customers to verify who they are by reciting a two-second phrase to a computer over the phone, in addition to punching in their PINs. It could be as simple as “at my bank,” and a million customers could recite the very same phrase and still sound unique, according to Nuance Communications, a company based in Burlington, Mass., that makes the technology.
a11y  history  voice-recog  assistivetechnology 
december 2011 by jesse_the_k

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