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Video of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan

The following is a repost from BoingBoing for those who might not have already read it: Wow! From Coilhouse: Helen Keller — inspiration to generations and inspiration for an entire genre of schoolyard humor — and her teacher and friend … Continue reading

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The Problem With Invisible Links

While I’m talking so much about things related to web development, I thought I’d post a little rant about a subject that’s been bothering me for a while now. Can developers please, please, please JUST STOP IT ALREADY WITH THE … Continue reading

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The ARIA Saga Continues

This post is all prompted by Google’s recent addition of ARIA technology to Google news, that I blogged about Yesterday. My post generated a lot of (unexpected, to me) discussion in the web accessibility community. I feel that I’m much … Continue reading

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What Is Google News ARIA?

I’ve gotten a somewhat surprising number of hits to my blog over the last few days, coming from lost googlers searching for strings like “google news aria” and “what is google news aria.” Unfortunately, it seems that Google itself doesn’t … Continue reading

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Accessibility Improvements To Google News

I just noticed this yesterday. I usually read Google News on my Nokia N82. It’s sort of like a morning paper. So it wasn’t until recently that I noticed the regular version of google news had gotten some recent accessibility … Continue reading

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Another Source For Described Movies Online

I’m a little late posting this, as I just looked into it today. The National Film Board of Canada has recently posted several described films online for free. They’re mostly nonfiction war films. But if that’s you’re thing, you’ll get … Continue reading

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Jaws 10 Beta 2 Now Available

The jaws 10 beta 2 is now available. The email announcement follows. Still, no new features that can compete with Window Eyes, in my opinion. Not that I use Window Eyes or anything. JAWS public beta 2 is now live! … Continue reading

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Free Accessible Linux Distro

The following information comes from an email announcement in my inbox, this morning. I’m not exactly sure why we need another distro when we’ve already got Ubuntu, but it might help someone, and choice is never a bad thing. Post … Continue reading

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Accessible Second Life

Wonderful: just what I need. Another virtual world to suck up hours and hours of my time. Apparently, a group of folks has created scripts to make second life accessible to blind users. Interestingly, this happened in august, yet it … Continue reading

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Blind Gamers Chess Challenge

Another new game for the blind gamers of the world. Finally, a self voicing chess game to replace the now extremely old Winboard for JFW. This is Windows software; if you’re on OS X, you already have a perfectly accessible … Continue reading

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