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Interacting with Assistive Technology Users

By Rosemary Musachio on August 29, 2013

As someone who uses Assistive Technology (AT) to make it through her day, I’m telling you, you non-AT users can get pretty… weird. Something about interacting with an assistive technology (AT) user like me causes some normally very composed and astute people to lose a bit of their cool. I get it. I’m sure when I roll up in my wheelchair not in full control of my own body and chatting with my mom using my word board, I can catch the...

Setting Up iOS and Android For Mobile Accessibility Testing

By Kathy Wahlbin on November 6, 2012

This is the first in a series of blog posts about mobile accessibility testing for mobile phones and tablets. When testing for mobile accessibility use the devices and OS that will be supported by the website or application and that have decent accessibility support. Most of the time, this is includes iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android (phones mostly, and some tablets) which are the...

5 Tips to Improve the Web for Hearing Disabilities

By Kathy Wahlbin on August 1, 2012

In a study conducted by Google in 2008, it was found that there are more deaf and hard of hearing users with access needs in the US than all of the Internet users in Spain!   How would the loss of your hearing affect you on the Internet? There are three types of auditory impairments, any of which can be caused by accident, illness, environment, heredity, aging: