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Assessing IT Accessibility Risks in Higher Education

By Greg Kraus on September 10, 2015

Trying to determine how accessible your campus is can be a daunting task. There are so many business and educational processes to assess, and it will encompass practically every unit within the institution. How do you even begin to determine if you have processes defined and resources allocated to build an accessible IT infrastructure? One of the recent projects I got to help lead with the EDUCAUSE IT Accessibility Constituent Group was the...

Could a Video Game be the Key to Improving Functional Vision for Children with Vision Disabilities?

By Mark Miller on November 5, 2014

A team of neuroscientist and video game designers from the University of Lincoln, UK and the WESC Foundation, a leading specialist school for children with disabilities in the UK, have been testing a new computer game which may help some children with disabilities lead independent lives.  The game called Eyelander is designed to improve the functional vision of children who have vision disabilities related to brain injury.

Improved Accessibility in iOS 8

By Rosemary Musachio on September 23, 2014

by Mark Miller and Rosemary Musachio In our June blog post iOS 8 Accessibility Features Delivers in the Details, we gave you a sneak peek at the Accessibility features of iOS8 like improved zoom, greyscale, and a Braille keyboard.  If you’re an iPhone and/or iPad owner prepare to do a little dance and giggle with device in hand, iOS8 has...

Talking Prescription Labels from CVS

By Mark Miller on March 24, 2014

CVS/pharmacy now provides ScripTalk prescription labels for home delivery from its online pharmacy, CVS.com. The talking label provides a safe and convenient way to access the information on prescription labels for individuals who have vision disabilities or are blind and cannot read standard labels. Customers who wish to listen to the information on the ScripTalk label can obtain a free ScripTalk reader from Envision America. More...

New DOT Rules Means Greater Access for Air Travelers

By Mark Miller on November 15, 2013

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As Americans continue to rely on the web to perform everyday functions like shopping, banking and travel, web accessibility rises to the surface as a growing concern. In a major effort to make online communications accessible, DOT has implemented new rules as part of their continuing implementation of the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986.