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Facebook Live Captions - Ai-Media

Stand out in the News Feed<p>Your live stream’s only got a few seconds to attract someone’s attention. Live captions ensure your content is visible even …

Big Win for Blind Shopper in First U.S. ADA Web Accessibility Trial

On June 13, a judge in the federal District Court in South Florida made history. That history came in the form of a court order in a lawsuit filed by …

Web Design

The new, improved ChromeVox screen reader

Worldwide, <b>285 million people are visually impaired</b>; 39 million are blind and 246 million experience low vision. As two people with visual …

Teaching Tips For an UDL-Friendly Classroom

Advice for implementing strategies based on Universal Design for Learning

Teaching

Disability Experts Debate Merits of Universal Design

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

Time to Think More Inclusively About Accessibility

8 tips to increase access that will benefit everyone

Education

Identity 2016: Facebook lets blind people 'see' its photos

Technology journalist<p>http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1236000/1236096_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1488438939_72ddefe86ee2f4d5f9ee6eebf73aec8f<p><b>As the internet becomes dominated by images, Facebook is launching a system which can "read" photos and tell visually impaired</b> …

Accommodations in Academia

<i>Image: Necessary Height, Norman Rockwell - Saturday Evening Post, June 16, 1917</i><p>Joe Stramondo, an assistant teaching professor of health …

Invisible No More | GradHacker

<i>Natascha Chtena is a Ph.D. student in Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. You can follow her on Twitter @nataschachtena.</i><p>…

READ Act (DYSLEXIA) Passes Senate Unanimously! President to Sign

The Senate unanimously passed the revised version of the READ ACT (HR 3033) TODAY, so onto the President for signing! The revised Bill includes more …

Government

Judge Orders Back Pay For Sheltered Workshop Employees

In a move that could have widespread implications, a judge has ordered a sheltered workshop to pay more than $54,000 in damages and back pay after …

U.S. Department of Labor

Accessibility as a Civil Right

• A campus-wide <b>campaign to get buy-in</b> from faculty, staff, administration, and students on the <b>importance of accessibility</b> should <b>promote it as a civil</b> …

Civil Rights

U of Toledo launches first full undergraduate major in disability studies

The University of Toledo is starting the nation's first full undergraduate major in disability studies, an interdisciplinary field that already has …

Justice Department Reaches Settlement with edX Inc., Provider of Massive Open Online Courses, to Make its Website, Online Platform and Mobile Applications Accessible Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Acting Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta of the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz of the District of Massachusetts …

Disability studies scholars present accessibility guidelines

A group of renowned disability studies scholars are seeking to clarify what makes a book accessible with a set of guidelines that authors can use to …

A Case for Accessible, Usable and Universal Design for Learning | Higher Ed Gamma

Issues of learning technologies and accessibility are more of a hot topic in our field than usual these days. EdX recently reached a settlement with …

Chicago veteran walks again with exoskeleton

CHICAGO, April 3 (UPI) -- A Chicago veteran who was paralyzed from the chest down by a motorcycle crash in 2012 is walking again with the help of a …

Hawaii woman gets bionic eye

HONOLULU, March 26 (UPI) -- After two years of blindness, a 72-year-old woman in Hawaii can see once more. On Wednesday, the woman underwent a …

Blind medical student earns M.D.

Through the years, plenty of people have underestimated Cordes.<p>That was especially true when he applied for medical school and was rejected by several universities, despite glowing references, two years of antibiotics research and a 3.99 undergraduate average as a biochemistry major.<p>Even when …

Medicine

Building University-Wide IT Accessibility

Accessibility<p>While many higher ed institutions focus mostly on Web accessibility or rely on a disability resources center to serve students in need, …

As High-Tech Teaching Catches On, Students With Disabilities Can Be Left Behind

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

New Free Braille-writer App for iPad: iBrailler Notes

Sohan Dharmaraja, formally a Stanford engineering doctoral candidate, has created the first Braille-writer App. The app performs similar functions to …

From the Civil Rights Act to the Disabilities Treaty | Oye! Times

A New Obstacle for Students With Disabilities

It is well documented that students with disabilities are facing barriers in their pursuit of higher education, and institutions are having a …

Gorgeous 3D Printed Prosthetic Born of Boredom

Evan Kuester, like many students, found his course work to be less than inspiring. However, he did have access to some really cool tools, such as a large 3D printer that started his mind wandering. Evan had noticed a fellow student on campus a few times. The thing that he noticed was that she had …

Creighton University Appeals Order Favoring Deaf Student

June 8, 2014 | :<p>by Margery A. Beck, Associated Press<p>OMAHA, Neb. ― Creighton University is appealing a federal judge’s ruling requiring it to provide …

Students with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services

INDIANAPOLIS -- New college students with disabilities are often insecure. Navigating a complicated bureaucracy for the first time with far less …

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