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Sign Language Gloves

Posted on: June 30th, 2016 by Drew Chiles

American Sign Language (ASL) is spoken by hundreds of thousands of people in Deaf communities around the world.  With the help of two inventive undergrads from the University of Washington, this language is getting a voice.  The two students, Navid Azodi and Thomas Pryor, won the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize in the ‘Use It’ category that […]

SCUBA Wheelchair

Posted on: May 17th, 2016 by Drew Chiles

If you’ve never seen a woman SCUBA dive in her wheelchair, the time is nigh.  A British artist named Sue Austin designed and developed her Underwater Wheelchair for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad that ran alongside the 2012 Summer Olympics in the United Kingdom.  Sue received a commission to create a series of installations and events […]

Twitter and Facebook’s New Features

Posted on: April 12th, 2016 by Drew Chiles

In the world of accessibility, Twitter and Facebook both made moderate waves with new features debuted in the past few weeks.  Microsoft is also creating and will unveil an even greater advancement in the near future. In Twitter’s quest to become the simplest and most ubiquitous sharing platform, they have taken a big step to […]

Accessibility on Social Media

Posted on: March 18th, 2016 by Drew Chiles

From the apps on your phone to the computer you’re using to avoid class work, social media networks dominate the everyday lives of many people.  They are the primary tools used to stay in touch with loved ones, learn about current events, brag about your food selections, and judge past acquaintances from a safe distance. […]

Introducing myOleMiss 2.0

Posted on: August 29th, 2014 by TERRIE THOMPSON

In a few weeks, you’ll notice some big changes to your myOleMiss interface. Since rolling out the original portal design in 2008, all of our first-hand experience and collected feedback have provided us with clear directions for improving it. On September 20, we’ll be rolling out those improvements to everyone. Here are some highlights.

Accessibility and the Classroom

Posted on: April 11th, 2013 by Anne M. Klingen

In a December 2012 post to the TechNews blog, Deetra Wiley wrote about web accessibility and the importance of insuring that university websites and web services are available to everyone, but the requirements of accessibility are not restricted only to the administrative side of the university.  We also have an obligation to insure that academic […]

Making the Web Work for Everyone

Posted on: December 13th, 2011 by Deetra Wiley

 “Advancing technology is systematically changing the way universities approach education, but we must be sure that emerging technologies offer individuals with disabilities the same opportunities as other students.” (Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez, United States Department of Justice)   What is Web Accessibility? The goal of Web accessibility is to make websites usable by […]