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Free Microsoft Accessibility CD set

Filed under: Accessibility,Microsoft — spiderwebwoman at 6:31 pm on Monday, September 17, 2007

Discover How to Make the Computer Easier to See, Hear, and Use This free CD set shows you how to make your computer more comfortable and easier to use with accessibility settings and programs. The free Microsoft Accessibility CD set includes: Windows Vista Accessibility Demonstrations and Tutorials CD featuring a video and eleven demonstrations of […]

Expression Web VPAT is now available

Filed under: Accessibility,Expression Web,Microsoft — spiderwebwoman at 4:59 pm on Friday, September 7, 2007

The Expression Web Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, or VPAT, is now available. The VPAT outlines how Expression Web meets key regulations of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

IE7 and Screenreaders – here’s the latest info

Filed under: Accessibility,Microsoft — spiderwebwoman at 8:24 pm on Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Check out this post on the IE Blog about what the screenreader vendors are doing to catch up with IE7.

I voted today – I got Inspired

Filed under: Accessibility — spiderwebwoman at 8:43 am on Tuesday, November 7, 2006

I did vote today, but this post is not about Who I voted for or Why. This is about How I voted. I had heard about a new way of voting for people who are blind or visually-impaired, so I decided I would try it out today at my local polling place. The system is […]

Legal Precedent Set For Web Accessibility

Filed under: Accessibility — spiderwebwoman at 8:28 am on Friday, September 8, 2006

Federal judge sustains discrimination claims against Target; precedent establishes that retailers must make their websites accessible to the blind under the ADA Berkeley, CA (September 7, 2006): A federal district court judge ruled yesterday that a retailer may be sued if its website is inaccessible to the blind.  The ruling was issued in a case […]

Please sign the Google Word Verification Accessibility Petition

Filed under: Accessibility — spiderwebwoman at 8:26 am on Sunday, March 5, 2006

The petition is asking Google to provide an accessible alternative to the visual verification scheme that currently locks the blind and visually impaired out of participation in all the company’s services. Google’s implementation of word verification currently denies users who are blind access to such important features as the ability to create accounts and blogs, […]

Target.com sued by the U.S. National Federation of the Blind (NFB)

Filed under: Accessibility — spiderwebwoman at 9:23 am on Monday, February 13, 2006

The NFB has filed a lawsuit against Target.com because their web site is not accessible to people with disabilities. More info at Taking Aim at Target.

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Ready for Download

Filed under: Accessibility,Security,Web Standards — spiderwebwoman at 6:07 am on Wednesday, November 30, 2005

http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ Accessibility: Firefox 1.5 delivers easier navigation for everyone, including those who are visually or motor-impaired. Firefox is now the first browser to support DHTML, which enables Web content to be read aloud – even new kinds of graphics-rich content. Users may navigate with keystrokes rather than mouse clicks, reducing the tabbing required to navigate […]

“Office 12” will do PDF and the PDFs will be accessible

Filed under: Accessibility,Microsoft,MVP Summit — spiderwebwoman at 10:51 am on Monday, October 3, 2005

At the MVP Summit, Steven Sinofsky, senior vice president of Microsoft(r) Office at Microsoft Corp., made a major announcement about the next version of Office – currently known as “Office 12”. PDF support will be built into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote, Visio, and InfoPath – and yes, the PDF documents will be accessible. […]

A Survey of State Accessibility Initiatives

Filed under: Accessibility — spiderwebwoman at 1:07 pm on Saturday, September 24, 2005

I was in Albany this week, participating in a panel called A Survey of State Accessibility Initiatives at the GTC East 2005 Conference.It was a good seesion, I talked about the approach we’ve taken in Connecticut, and, in turn, learned about how they’ve done it in the State of New York. I brought back some […]

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