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Access Information News for Monday, November 14, 2022 - Volume 884

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1) Top 5 Most Clicked Access Information News Articles From Last Week

A.) This Researcher Builds 'Cool Stuff For Blind People.' He's Also Trying To Help Transform Society (6.8% of all clicks.)
The world is studded with tools to navigate life, but those resources — from the schedule posted at your local bus stop to the cellphone in your pocket — aren't always accessible for people with disabilities. They may be forced to spend extra time, energy or money to access the same information or experiences as non-disabled people. Inventor Joshua Miele says it doesn't have to be that way:
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/how-this-innovator-is-making-sure-the-tech-that-drives-daily-life-doesnt-leave-out-people-with-disabilities

B.) Coca-Cola Launches On-Pack Tech For Visually Impaired Shoppers In Industry First (6.6% of all clicks.)
Coca-Cola has become the first drinks business to launch on-pack technology for visually impaired customers:
https://www.grocerygazette.co.uk/2022/11/02/coca-cola-visual/

C.) Guide Dogs for the Blind's K9 Buddy Program Expands to Include the Entire United States and Adults of Any Age (6.3% of all clicks.)
On October 17th 2022, Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) announced that it has expanded the geographic and demographic scope if its K9 Buddy Program to include adults of any age who are blind or visually impaired throughout the U.S. GDB also plans to ultimately expand the program to Canada:
https://www.yahoo.com/now/guide-dogs-blind-k9-buddy-140000495.html

D.) Virtual Reality Accessibility: 11 Things We Learned from Blind Users | Equal Entry (5.9% of all clicks.)
This article presents the results of this study both magnificently and thoroughly, including a number of illustrations showing what blind persons within the study were served, versus what they actually would have seen visually. Equal Entry worked with the XR Access Accessible Development for XR (adXR) group, a workstream where academics and corporate professionals work together on research projects. For months, they discussed possibilities on how to test and refine some best practices for accessible extended reality (XR) experiences:
https://equalentry.com/virtual-reality-accessibility-things-learned-from-blind-users/

E.) New Bill in Congress to Make Websites and Apps Accessible (5.7% of all clicks.)
"Digital innovation is only as powerful as it is inclusive." That quote from Representative John Sarbanes is the message behind the Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act. This bill, introduced on September 29, 2022 by Sarbanes in the House of Representatives and Senator Tammy Duckworth in the Senate, would require that websites and apps be made accessible to individuals with disabilities:
https://partnersforsight.org/new-bill-in-congress-to-make-websites-and-apps-accessible/

2) Access Information News Publisher Updates For November 14th 2022 | Aaron Di Blasi, Publisher

Updates this week include: Access Information News Retains Over 7,000 Access Information Subscribers Following Split From Top Tech Tidbits | Access Information News and Top Tech Tidbits Are Now Officially Two Separate Publications:
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4) Elon Musk Just Axed Key Twitter Teams Like Human Rights, Accessibility, AI Ethics And Curation

Elon Musk has wasted no time making extremely deep cuts at Twitter, calving off many teams doing essential work at the company in the process. News of layoffs swept the platform on Friday, November 4th 2022, showing that Twitter's billionaire owner is painting in broad strokes when it comes to trimming down the team by half:
https://techcrunch.com/2022/11/04/elon-musk-twitter-layoffs/

5) SEO Tricks Make Browsing The Web For The Visually Impaired Really Bad ...

I, Aaron Di Blasi, Publisher for Access Information News, am also a long time web developer by trade and I can both personally and professionally attest to this article's claims regarding "old school SEO tricks" making life incredibly unpleasant for screen reader users. While we can hope that these kinds of practices are well rooted in the past, because they no longer work, that doesn't mean that they're not still out there. This article expounds:
https://www.seroundtable.com/seo-spam-blind-screen-readers-34379.html

6) Technological Relevance in an Ever-changing World

Everything old is new again. Or so the adage goes. But there is an underlying truth to it, even if it comes in unexpected forms. As technology advances at a rapid pace, it seems as though some things are out of date almost as soon as they're made these days. But then there are the old classics that never seem to fully disappear from the cultural zeitgeist. They might not have all the bells and whistles of modern technology, but that's kind of what makes them charming:
https://www.aph.org/technological-relevance-in-an-ever-changing-world/

7) Resource Guide for Students With Visual Disabilities

An all-encompassing, resource-packed guide for college students with visual impairments:
https://testprepinsight.com/resources/resource-guide-students-with-visual-disabilities/

8) 7 Best iOS 16 Apps and Features for Accessibility

Technology has helped society in so many ways, but tech developments are a true blessing for those with impairments and conditions or who require help with daily tasks. Whether you have a loved one you take care of or you need assistance yourself, some iOS 16 apps and features have made certain tasks significantly more convenient. Apple always seeks to accommodate those with accessibility needs, as the company continuously adds features that aim to help with their lives. If you're interested in learning more about how you can use your iPhone with iOS 16 installed to help with everyday needs, then keep reading:
https://appletoolbox.com/best-ios-16-apps-and-features-accessibility/

9) What Does a Blind Person Think about Virtual Reality? | Equal Entry

Katsutoshi Tsuji joined our virtual reality (VR) accessibility research and provided a lot of insightful feedback. You can read what he shared in Virtual Reality Accessibility: 11 Things We Learned from Blind Users. After he tried the Equal Entry virtual reality environment, we interviewed him to gain insights on virtual reality from his perspective as a person who is blind:
https://equalentry.com/blind-person-virtual-reality/

10) LinkedIn Releasing Several Accessibility Updates

Probably the most important bit of information here is that, "The professional network is also recognizing the 171% spike since September 2019 in job postings in the U.S. including the word "accessibility" in their titles by adding standardized job titles including accessibility designer, accessibility engineer and chief accessibility officer:"
https://www.adweek.com/media/linkedin-releasing-several-accessibility-updates/

11) Announcing The 2022 Audio Description People's Choice Award

Calling all audio description enthusiasts. Make your voice heard at the American Council of the Blind's Second Annual Audio Description Awards Gala by casting your vote for the new Audio Description People's Choice Award, which celebrates the inclusion of audio description in all forms of media entertainment. Ten Audio Description People's Choice Award finalists have been identified that reflect a diverse and varied sampling of entertainment content from broadcast television, cable providers, and streaming services:
Article: https://adawardsgala.org/2022-ad-peoples-choice/
Vote at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2022ADPeoplesChoice

12) An Open Door To Unlimited Possibilities: America's Only Theater Troupe With All Blind Actors

Blind actor Matthew Saracho found a talented family in Theatre by the Blind, a Los Angeles-based company that features exclusively blind and visually impaired actors:
https://blindnewworld.org/an-open-door-to-unlimited-possibilities-americas-only-theater-troupe-with-all-blind-actors/

13) Blind Woman 'Yelled At' By Starbucks Worker For Having Guide Dog In Store

A severely sight impaired woman from Port Talbot has called on businesses to train their staff after being told her guide dog couldn't enter a Starbucks store. Angharad Paget-Jones said she had stopped to get a coffee from a service station in England, when a Starbucks worker told her "you can't have your dog in here". Working guide dogs have had the legal right to enter public places including restaurants, shops and taxis for 27 years:
https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2022-11-06/blind-woman-yelled-at-by-starbucks-worker-for-having-guide-dog-in-store

14) Development Charts for Blind and Visually Impaired Babies and Children

Watching your child grow and fall behind traditional development charts can be difficult. You understand that it's normal for blind babies to develop at a slower pace, but how slow is normal... and how slow is too slow?
https://www.wonderbaby.org/articles/development-charts

15) Navigating Urban Spaces: Indoor And Outdoor Wayfinding Technology For Vision-Impaired People | Science Daily

A new report explores how to leverage low-cost methods to enable people with blindness, deaf-blindness, visual impairment or low vision to more easily move through public, urban indoor and outdoor spaces:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/11/221110101831.htm

16) Supersense Serves as Everyday Companion To The Blind And Visually Impaired

For the blind and visually impaired, the Supersense app essentially allows them to have a seeing guide right in their pocket. Whether they're shopping, cleaning or just curling up with a good book, this app turns people's mobile device into an everyday companion or caregiver:
https://www.eastersealstech.com/2022/11/09/supersense-serves-as-everyday-companion/

17) Are You Using An Accessibility Overlay To Help Disabled Users? Don't!

Accessibility overlays are not the answer for sites looking to provide a more inclusive experience for online users with disabilities:
https://searchengineland.com/accessibility-overlay-disabled-users-389394

18) NBCUniversal Teams With 1in4 Coalition In Diversity Plan For Disabled Representation

NBCUniversal has joined the 1in4 Coalition's mission to increase access, employment and authentic representation of disabled people on and off the screen:
https://corporate.comcast.com/press/releases/nbcuniversal-1in4-coalition-diversity-plan-disabled-representation

19) LG Distributes Common-use Braille Stickers for Free

LG Electronics Inc. has announced it is distributing common-use braille stickers to customers for free as a way to enhance home appliance accessibility:
http://koreabizwire.com/lg-distributes-common-use-braille-stickers-for-free/232698

20) Penn State Researchers Develop New Tool For Blind Or Partially Sighted Computer Programmers

The tool, called Grid Editor, serves as a modification to traditional code editors that programmers use to add lines of code when updating features and functions in software. Prior work has focused on making different parts of the coding process more accessible for blind and partially sighted users, such as reading or navigating code. Grid Editor is the first to place emphasis on code editing — an important step in making continuous updates to software, in which programmers edit and update existing code that was previously written by other programmers:
https://coolblindtech.com/penn-state-researchers-develop-new-tool-for-blind-or-partially-sighted-computer-programmers/

21) Creating CVI-Friendly Flashcards for Beginning Readers

Learn how to create your own CVI-friendly flashcards for beginning readers with cortical / cerebral visual impairment using PowerPoint with these step-by-step instructions:
https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/creating-cvi-friendly-beginning-readers-and-flashcards/

22) Congressman John P. Sarbanes' Statement On Websites And Software Applications Accessibility Act | YouTube

Congressman John P. Sarbanes's address at the M-Enabling Summit 2022 speaking on The "Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act:"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=Clx6B_YvwzA

23) 'You're a Tyrant?': Bodycam Video Appears to Show Florida Deputies Handcuffing Visually-Impaired Man Walking Back from Cancelled Jury Duty

James Hodges, 61, was stopped by two deputies from the Columbia County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office on October 31st 2022. Body-worn camera footage shows one deputy, a woman, approaching Hodges as he walked on the sidewalk:
https://lawandcrime.com/caught-on-video/youre-a-tyrant-bodycam-video-appears-to-show-florida-cops-handcuffing-visually-impaired-man-walking-back-from-cancelled-jury-duty/

24) Bodycam Video Shows Florida Deputy Mistake Cane For Firearm, Arrest Visually-Impaired Man

In the video, James Hodges tells police he is legally blind. After an argument, one officer is heard saying, "You know what? Put him in jail for resisting:"
https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/body-camera-columbia-county-police-florida-blind-man-visually-impaired-cane-gun/77-104ddf1e-b362-414a-8efb-20c145085984

25) Partner Of Arrested Visually Impaired Veteran Speaks

TV 20 spoke exclusively with her on her emotions about the arrest:
https://www.wcjb.com/2022/11/08/partner-arrested-visually-impaired-veteran-speaks/

26) Columbia County Sheriff Gives Update After Arrest Of Visually-Impaired Man Goes Viral

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/news/local/columbia-county-sheriff-gives-update-after-arrest-of-visually-impaired-man-goes-viral/77-a962f7cc-8615-4fbb-ae62-270a41947dfb

27) The Next Step in Intervention: Formal Evaluation | Paths To Literacy

This article by a psychologist examines some of the common myths surrounding the formal evaluation and assessment of students who are blind or visually impaired:
https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/next-step-intervention-formal-evaluation/

28) Emotion Meter: The Row Boat Ride | Paths To Literacy

This story combines mantras, meditations and pretend story writing in a storytelling activity that helps students with visual impairment & autism spectrum disorder to understand their emotional levels:
https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/emotion-meter-row-boat-ride/

29) ACB Immediate Past President Kim Charlson Receives Award for Excellence in Accessibility Leadership from The Kennedy Center

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Awards honor a select few arts administrators, individuals and organizations whose dedication has resulted in the advancement of inclusion of people with disabilities in the cultural arts and whose efforts serve as an example to all in the field:
https://www.acb.org/kim-charlson-lead-award-2022

30) Uber Moves to Compel Arbitration in Blind Rider's Guide Dog Discrimination Case

In a motion filed late last week, Uber Technologies Inc. asked the Southern District of Florida court overseeing an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) case to send the plaintiff's claims to arbitration. According to Uber, the rider agreed to the company's arbitration clause stating that claims such as his arising from the use of Uber's services, may only be brought in the para-judicial forum:
https://lawstreetmedia.com/news/tech/uber-moves-to-compel-arbitration-in-blind-riders-guide-dog-discrimination-case/

31) The Record-Breaking Australian Blind Cricketer Who Has Found A 'Family' In The Sport

Growing up visually impaired, school wasn't easy for Australian Steffan Nero. He remembers struggling with anxiety and being "very quiet," "lonely" and "probably weird as well." His life changed when he discovered visually impaired sports — notably cricket:
https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/07/sport/steffan-nero-record-blind-cricket-spt-intl/index.html

32) Gene Therapy Can Restore Night Vision After Decades of Congenital Blindness

According to researchers at the Scheie Eye Institute at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, adults with a genetic form of childhood-onset blindness experienced remarkable recoveries of night vision within days of receiving an experimental gene therapy:
https://scitechdaily.com/gene-therapy-can-restore-night-vision-after-decades-of-congenital-blindness/

33) Royal National Institute Of Blind People Offers Workforce Financial Education

Sight loss charity Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has provided access to financial education to its employees and others with sight loss:
https://employeebenefits.co.uk/royal-national-institute-of-blind-people-offers-workforce-financial-education/

34) How Elizabeth Campbell Is Reclaiming The Driver's Seat With Aira

We believe access to visual information is a right, not a privilege. We sat down with Aira Explorer and journalist Elizabeth Campbell to learn more about how such access can positively impact both the personal and professional lives of blind and low vision individuals:
https://aira.io/how-elizabeth-campbell-is-reclaiming-the-drivers-seat-with-aira/

35) When the Air Is an Orchestra: Visually Impaired Birders On Paying Attention

It is October, fall is falling, and Susan Glass sets her morning coffee down on her patio, anticipating the flutter of feathers. She is awaiting the arrival of the golden-crowned sparrows from Alaska, which will keep her company through the winter. "My listening to birds when the sun comes up is what sunrise is to you," says Glass, who was born blind. "I just love following those sounds around:"
https://baynature.org/2022/11/10/when-the-air-is-an-orchestra-visually-impaired-birders-on-paying-attention/

36) Hearing Is Believing | Nature

For blind and visually impaired astronomers, sonification of data creates opportunities for research and outreach. But for everyone, this Focus issue lays out the benefits of complementing vision-based data analysis tools with data sonification:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-022-01848-z


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1) Live and Virtual Technology Fair | Carroll Center for the Blind

November 22nd 2022 | The Carroll Center for the Blind's in person Technology Fair is back! Attend exciting and informative presentations, visit with assistive technology exhibitors in breakout rooms, and find the products and services you need to live as independently as possible. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the latest products for individuals who are visually impaired. The Technology Fair is free and open to consumers, families, friends, and professionals:
https://carroll.org/events/live-and-virtual-technology-fair/

2) ACB's 2022 Audio Description Awards Gala

November 29 2022 | The American Council of the Blind (ACB) proudly announces the second annual Audio Description Awards Gala on November 29, 2022. The Gala will once again celebrate outstanding achievements in audio description in media and expand awareness of its benefits. In recent years there has been enormous success in expanding audio description for audiences who are blind, low vision, or have other sensory disabilities that create barriers to full inclusion in visual media. "The Audio Description Awards Gala will celebrate the best of the best within the art and science of inclusive audio-described media," said Eric Bridges, ACB's Executive Director. "Together we will work to expand awareness of the transformative value that audio description brings to the lives of people with disabilities:"
https://acb.org/save-the-date-2022-AD-Awards

3) PDF Accessibility Training for Organizations | Access Ingenuity

November 30th 2022 | 10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT | Creating accessible PDF documents is essential for most organizations' digital accessibility process. However, organizations often struggle to get their staff trained and efficient at creating accessible PDFs and other accessible digital content. The first step is identifying document creators within the organization and the types of documents they're developing. Depending on the findings, standard and advanced PDF accessibility training may be required. Join Michael Parker from Access Ingenuity to review lessons we learned from creating digital accessibility training and how to apply them to your organization. Learning Outcomes: Understand the components of a comprehensive PDF accessibility training program. Understand the importance of creating accessible templates and using accessible color palettes. Breaking the training down into manageable chunks - from beginners to advanced users. Meeting ID: 883 8806 6414 | Passcode: 878053 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,88388066414#,,,,*878053# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose). Join Zoom Meeting:
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4) Using JAWS Inspect and JAWS Connect for Testing | TPGi

December 1st 2022 | 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 5PM GMT | Presenter: Charlie Pike, Platform Success Lead Using transcripts of JAWS speech, you can quickly pinpoint accessibility and usability issues. This demonstration will walk you through some simple tests using both JAWS Inspect and JAWS Connect, explaining how these tools can be integrated into your test processes. Register today:.
https://www.tpgi.com/webinar-december-1-at-12pm-et-using-jaws-inspect-and-jaws-connect-for-testing/

5) Blind Health Expo | The Accessible Pharmacy

December 2nd 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 3PM GMT | The Accessible Pharmacy Blind Health Expo will be the largest virtual expo of healthcare information, products, services, and medication for individuals who are blind, deafblind, or have low vision. Join thousands of other attendees and register now for free!
https://www.accessiblepharmacy.com/blind-health-expo/

6) The Current Legal Landscape for Digital Assets Accessibility Risks and How to Provide an Accessible Experience for Retail Customers

December 6th 2022 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 4PM GMT | Presenter: Matt Ater, Lori Sommerfield, and Kim Phan Join Matt Ater of Vispero, along with Lori Sommerfield & Kim Phan, partners at Troutman Pepper, for a discussion concerning the current state of legal risks for accessibility non-compliance and practical tips for making your retail business digital assets accessible for people with disabilities. We will discuss the current state of website and mobile application accessibility litigation, as well as the increasing threat of enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act for digital assets by the U.S. Department of Justice under the Biden administration. Learn how to mitigate legal risks by meeting digital accessibility requirements and creating a usable and accessible retail experience. Register today:
https://www.tpgi.com/webinar-december-6-at-11am-et-the-current-legal-landscape-for-digital-assets-accessibility-risks-and-how-to-provide-an-accessible-experience-for-retail-customers/

7) 2022 Sight Tech Global — Shaping New Technologies to Create a More Accessible World for People with Blindness and Visual Impairments

December 7th 2022 and December 8th 2022 | Sponsored by Google, APH, Amazon, Humanware, Microsoft, Fable, LinkedIn, and Waymo, Sight Tech Global is the first global, virtual conference dedicated to fostering discussion among technology pioneers on how rapid advances in AI and related technologies will fundamentally alter the landscape of assistive technology and accessibility. Register for free:
https://sighttechglobal.com/

8) 20 Websites to Bookmark for 2023 | Technology User Group, Maryland State Library

December 10th 2022 | 7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 3PM GMT | Technology keeps changing and so do the websites that are useful in our everyday lives. Find out why these 20 websites are so important for 2023. All events are currently being held via teleconference until further notice. No programs will be held in person. Please dial (319) 527-4994 ☎ at 10 AM ET:
https://www.marylandlibraries.org/Pages/Technology%20User%20Group.aspx

9) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 3: Creative Manual Activities for Christmas | APH

December 12th 2022 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 4PM GMT | Christmas is a great time to create crafts. Let's share amazing and fun tactile ideas adapted to visually impaired children:
https://www.aph.org/lego-braille-bricks-live-sessions/

10) Training Course: Catching Up with JAWS Chapter 4 for JAWS 2022 and 2023 | Hartgen Consultancy

December 14th 2022 | 11AM PT, 12PM MT, 1PM CT, 2PM ET, 7PM GMT | Catching Up with JAWS is priced £35 which is approximately 40 American dollars. Now is your chance to get some high quality training on some of the latest features within the screen-reader JAWS for Windows which have been introduced over the past two years. This follows on from our previous popular training courses on this subject. These training courses are still popular and people are purchasing the older volumes in the series even today:
https://www.hartgen.org/catchup4

11) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 4: Braille Around the World | APH

January 4th 2023 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 4PM GMT | Let's celebrate Louis Braille's Day and explore different braille codes around the world:
https://www.aph.org/lego-braille-bricks-live-sessions/

12) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 5: School Aged Numeracy | APH

February 1st 2023 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 4PM GMT | Using LEGO Braille Bricks to do math: let's discover some of the many uses of these little bricks to develop numerical and geometry skills, understand symmetry, and much more:
https://www.aph.org/lego-braille-bricks-live-sessions/

13) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 6: Daily Living Activities | APH

March 6th 2023 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 4PM GMT | Let's explore daily-living activities using LEGO Braille Bricks and share our best practices, experiences, tips:
https://www.aph.org/lego-braille-bricks-live-sessions/

14) 2023 3rd Annual Axe-Con | Building Accessible Experiences | The World's Largest Digital Accessibility Conference

March 15th 2022 and March 16th 2023 | Deque Systems, the trusted leader in digital accessibility, has announced the third annual axe-con conference will return on March 15-16th, 2023. With the success of axe-con over the past two years, Deque will continue to host the conference as a free virtual event again next year. Axe-con is an open and inclusive digital accessibility conference that welcomes developers, designers, business users, and accessibility professionals of all experience levels to a new kind of accessibility conference focused on building, testing, and maintaining accessible digital experiences. Keynotes at this year's conference include Molly Burke, speaker, digital creator, author, and advocate; and Gene Kim, a multiple award-winning CTO, researcher, and author:
https://www.deque.com/blog/save-the-date-for-axe-con-2023/

15) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 7: Music | APH

April 5th 2023 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 4PM GMT | Let's discover together how to make music with these famous bricks! Come and share your creative ideas:
https://www.aph.org/lego-braille-bricks-live-sessions/

16) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 8: STEM | APH

May 3rd 2023 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 4PM GMT | Have you ever thought of doing science, computing, or technology with LEGO Braille Bricks? Expert guests will join us for an amazing session:
https://www.aph.org/lego-braille-bricks-live-sessions/

17) Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 9: Orientation & Mobility | APH

June 7th 2023 | 8AM PT, 9AM MT, 10AM CT, 11AM ET, 4PM GMT | LEGO bricks to build plans, visualize routes, it's not new! But with LEGO Braille Bricks you can also create labels, add letters, words... Then it becomes really great:
https://www.aph.org/lego-braille-bricks-live-sessions/


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