Archive for the ‘Web Accessibility’ Category
How smartphones are revolutionizing assistive technology. Smartphones have changed the way we live. As the ‘cell phone’ is no longer just a telephone, we are all working to understand the new and interesting ways that our smartphones can facilitate better experiences in the world. This is true for most people today, regardless of any differences […]
I saw the sign. It opened up my eyes. I saw the sign. Life is demanding without understanding. I recently came across the Accessible Icon Project and an article written by Sara Hendren, an artist and activist from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Hendren describes how for years she had collected alternative designs to the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
“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 […]