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Access Information News for Monday, February 13, 2023 - Volume 897

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

A.) 3 AI-Powered Smart Glasses Giving Sight To The Blind And The Visually-Impaired (7.2% of all clicks.)
AI technology is changing how visually impaired people experience the world. As technology advances, the potential for assistive devices to improve the lives of those with visual impairments is becoming a reality. One area that has seen significant growth in recent years is the development of artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled smart glasses. Integrated with AI technology, these smart glasses can analyze the environment and provide real-time audio cues to the wearer, such as describing the objects around them or reading out text:
https://www.jumpstartmag.com/3-ai-powered-smart-glasses-giving-sight-to-the-blind-and-the-visually-impaired/

B.) Cane And Able Fitness Is Making The Gym Less Intimidating For People With Visual Impairments (6.5% of all clicks.)
Plus, the most important exercises for people with visual impairments to add to their workout routine:
https://www.shape.com/cane-able-fitness-visual-impairment-tips-7095921

C.) Ten Things Hospitals Can Do to Be More Inclusive and Accessible | David Goldfield (5.9% of all clicks.)
During the past twelve months I have spent a lot of time visiting and supporting my wife in two different hospitals. I have become keenly aware of how these places often lack accessibility which would make the experience easier and more inclusive for both patients as well as their visitors. I have nothing but admiration and respect for the medical professionals who have done so much to assist and support my wife. The following list is in no way meant as a criticism of the doctors, nurses, surgeons, respiratory therapists and other specialists who have provided support to us. These people should be honored and respected as much as our military and its veterans. Indeed, some of the people I have met in the medical field are true warriors and war heroes and I am in awe of them and what they do. They see death on a regular basis. Many of them are called to save lives. Sometimes they do save those lives. Other times they are unable to do so. I cannot imagine the effect on them of this amazing and necessary work. That being said I've had some ideas of how hospitals could be so much more inclusive. These ideas would not require technology that we don't already have. Some would require a financial investment but they wouldn't require new technologies to be designed. While I don't have time right now to work on this I'd like to help engage in advocacy at a later and more convenient time to see if we can turn some of these ideas into reality:
https://davidgoldfield.wordpress.com/2023/01/29/ten-things-hospitals-can-do-to-be-more-inclusive-and-accessible/

D.) Misophonia: How 'Sound Rage' Destroys Relationships And Forces People To Move Home (4.3% of all clicks.)
Sent into apoplexy by whistling noses? Can't bear the sound of people eating? You could be one of the many people affected by this potentially debilitating condition:
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/jan/26/misophonia-how-sound-rage-destroys-relationships-and-forces-people-to-move-home

E.) Neural Imaging Reveals Secret Conversational Cues (4.1% of all clicks.)
Complex signals and subliminal signs underpin all human verbal communication — and a real-time translation is on the horizon:
https://www.wired.com/story/neuroscience-imaging-conversation/

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Question: With Title II of the "Americans With Disabilities Act" and the "Help America Vote Act" so clearly defining that the entire election process must be as accessible as possible to a wide range of people with disabilities, and with technology making access available, why do states and local jurisdictions resist expanding accessibility?

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C.) Cost is often sighted as the reason not to expand access, even though building in accessibility from the outset does not significantly increase price.
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D.) Indifference by election technology developers toward accessible election products beyond the act of voting are based on the fear of cost and lackluster support by disability leaders for accessible products.
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4) Introducing 1-833-USE-UBER, A New Way To Ride

Introducing a new way to ride with Uber: 1-833-USE-UBER. We understand that some people would prefer to talk to someone on the phone, so we created the option to call us to request your ride.1-833-USE-UBER is currently only available in Florida, California and Arizona, but we're hoping to expand the service nationwide soon. You can request your ride 7 days a week, from 4am — 10pm EST by phone. You can request a ride anytime via the mobile app or online at m.uber.com, available in over 50 cities:
https://www.uber.com/en-US/blog/1-833-use-uber/

5) Welcome To Wildebeest: The Fediverse On Cloudflare

Publisher: This is a truly incredible development that should make spinning up Mastodon instances much faster, much safer, and much more cost-effective in the long term. Cloudflare: The Fediverse has been a hot topic of discussion lately, with thousands, if not millions, of new users creating accounts on platforms like Mastodon to either move entirely to "the other side" or experiment and learn about this new social network. Today we're introducing Wildebeest, an open-source, easy-to-deploy ActivityPub and Mastodon-compatible server built entirely on top of Cloudflare's Supercloud. If you want to run your own spot in the Fediverse you can now do it entirely on Cloudflare:
https://blog.cloudflare.com/welcome-to-wildebeest-the-fediverse-on-cloudflare/

6) John Fetterman Is Using Assistive Technology in the Senate

The 164-year-old Senate chamber was not designed for wires and screens. Senators aren't even allowed to use their phones when they're inside. But to help with freshman Senator John Fetterman's stroke recovery, the chamber just got a digital upgrade. As Fetterman learns how to do his new job while struggling with lingering auditory processing issues resulting from the stroke, he's relying on some extra tech. The new assistive technology installed in his workspaces requires some adjustment from colleagues in an institution known for its stagnancy. But in securing the devices that are helping him begin a new job during a very public recovery process, advocates say Fetterman is forging a path for people with disabilities and health challenges to make it in public office:
https://time.com/6251752/john-fetterman-stroke-recovery-assistive-technology/

7) ChatGPT Needs to Learn More on Screen Readers, Critical Factual Errors Are Present | The Idea Place | Kelly Ford

Last week a colleague from my days at Microsoft wrote an excellent analysis of the current functionality using ChatGPT and a basic question in HTML. I had been dabbling with questions from time to time around accessibility and ChatGPT myself but hadn't written anything formal up. Now I have:
https://theideaplace.net/chatgpt-needs-to-learn-more-on-screen-readers-critical-factual-errors-are-present/

8) Last Week In The Fediverse, Episode 4 | The Fediverse Report

Welcome to another episode of Last Week in the Fediverse! The major theme of this week is news around technical infrastructure. Mastodon.social experiences a DDoS attack, Twitter shuts down free access to the API, Stanford is called on by the community to start their own Mastodon server, and new tools get released with some interesting implications on the capabilities of the Fediverse:
https://fediversereport.com/last-week-in-the-fediverse-ep-4

9) Let's Grow, Seed Library | Vision Australia

Editor (Woodbridge): This is an excellent program from Vision Australia for families with young blind or low vision children to get in to the joys of gardening in an inclusive manner. Vision Australia: Vision Australia Library's Let's Grow! Seed Library is a free subscription program for library members and their families. The program is a hands-on way for children to experience the delights of gardening, including the tactile experience of planting seeds, feeling plants grow and the smells and tastes of home-grown produce and flowers:
https://www.visionaustralia.org/services/library/seed-library

10) Make Your Super Bowl Watch Party Accessible With These 6 Inclusive Gathering Ideas

The Super Bowl is right around the corner, and that means friends and loved ones across the neighborhood and down the street will soon gather for the big game. For the important people in your social circle who may live with vision loss, mobility issues, hearing loss, or other health conditions, however, sometimes getting acclimated to unfamiliar surroundings in large groups can be a stressful experience. Perhaps worst of all, what happens if the right accessibility aids aren't in place for others to enjoy the action?
https://reviewed.usatoday.com/accessibility/features/inclusive-accessible-party-ideas-for-disabilities

11) Improve Human Connection in Video Conferences with NVIDIA Maxine Eye Contact | NVidia

Publisher: This is a truly amazing and somewhat game changing innovation for sighted video conferencing. NVIDIA: Video conferencing is at the heart of several streaming use cases such as vlogging, vtubing, webcasting, and even video streaming for remote work. To create an increased sense of presence and pick up on both verbal and non-verbal cues, video conferencing technology must enable users to see and hear clearly. Eye contact plays a key role in establishing social connections and in face-to-face conversations it signifies confidence, connection, and attention. However, continuously making eye contact is not feasible in video conferencing scenarios. It requires users continuously look directly at their cameras and not at their computer displays. This can be difficult if one is reading off a script or reviewing data on a computer screen. Maintaining eye contact is also sometimes challenging for various physiological reasons. Many children and adults struggle to make and maintain eye contact. To improve, augment, and enhance the user experience, we have developed NVIDIA Maxine Eye Contact. This feature uses AI to apply a filter to the user's webcam feed in real time and redirects their eye gaze toward the camera:
https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/improve-human-connection-in-video-conferences-with-nvidia-maxine-eye-contact/

12) The Best Universal TV Remotes For Seniors Or The Disabled Of 2023

When it comes to the best accessible design, the Xfinity Large Button Voice Remote is hard to beat. From its layout to its functionality, every part of this product demonstrates that it's a remote designed with accessibility in mind:
https://reviewed.usatoday.com/accessibility/best-right-now/best-universal-tv-remotes-seniors-disabled#xfinity-xra-large-button-voice-remote-review

13) How Innovation Sets Me Backwards | Aubrie Lee

Tech that could be enabling me is impairing me instead:
https://immerse.news/how-innovation-sets-me-backwards-91b30e0b6b95

14) Sam of "The Blind Life" Shares About His Access Technology YouTube Channel

Here's why I started a YouTube channel for the blind/ low vision with over 50,000 subscribers. In 2013, I was creating videos for a mobile technology channel and decided to sneak in a video about how to get larger font on your mobile device. I realized there were several comments from Visually Impaired People (VIPs) thanking me for the information. That got me wondering what other resources are available on YouTube for the blind and low vision community. I was shocked at how little content there was aimed at my community. I searched for my own eye disease, Stargardt disease, and found almost nothing. Based on the response from that first video and a couple more I made shortly after, I decided there was a need for a channel dedicated to those who are blind or low vision:
https://aphcareerconnect.org/blog/careerconnect-blog/sam-of-the-blind-life-shares-about-his-access-technology-youtube-channel/

15) Aira Update on the Prices of Add-on and Purchased Minutes | February 1st 2023

You may have noticed in your Aira app that the prices listed for Add-on/Purchased Minutes haven't changed and still reflect the 2022 pricing. It's not a mistake. We listened to your feedback about wanting offset pricing for these minutes. You can continue to buy Add-on/Purchased Minutes at 2022 prices through February 28, 2023. Beginning on March 1, 2023, Purchased Minutes will be sold at "offset" prices as follows:
https://aira.io/minutes/

16) Vision Australia Partners With Amazon Alexa To Help Older Aussies With Vision Disabilities

Editor (Woodbridge): This partnership between Amazon and Vision Australia was intended to give more people over the age of 65 more independence by using the Amazon Echo in their daily lives. The program was delivered over 8 sessions and included additional support, including setting up the device in participants homes. Vision Australia: Afternoons with Deborah Knight: How A New Technology Partnership Aims To Help Older Aussies:
https://omny.fm/shows/afternoons-with-deborah-knight/how-a-new-technology-partnership-aims-to-help-olde

17) Company Accessibility Support Resources Contact List | Rita's iDevice Advice for February 6, 2023

This list is by no means, inclusive. There are so many resources for persons with visual impairment. These are just a sample of helpful resources. With a welcomed emphasis on accessibility and inclusion, numerous companies now offer specialized support services for customers with vision loss. They are there to help you get the most out of their products and to ensure your devices are set up right, to accommodate your needs:
https://groups.io/g/tech-vi/message/3402

18) Companies Are Turning To AI For Hiring Which Could Lead To Discrimination

This is an informative article concerning how discrimination can happen when AI makes preset decisions on things like your resume or your body language/speech in a submitted video for a job:
https://www.npr.org/2023/01/31/1152652093/ai-artificial-intelligence-bot-hiring-eeoc-discrimination

19) Challenges And Frustrations I Experience Being Totally Blind, Dealing With Statuses Of Devices With LEDs

Because most devices are designed by sighted people, for other sighted people, lights are used to tell the person statuses like on/off etc. For those who can see, it's super easy, quick and efficient. For those who are totally blind, it's only frustrating at best:
https://accessibility-insights.com/2023/02/07/challenges-and-frustrations-i-experience-being-totally-blind-dealing-with-statuses-of-devices-with-leds/

20) How to Use Your Smart Phone to Counter Vision Loss | Wired

Editor (Woodbridge): An interesting mainstream article concerning how to best use your smart phone if you have varying degrees of vision loss. Wired: From Magnifier to Lookout, you can benefit from features on Android and Apple devices:
https://www.wired.com/story/smartphone-features-blind-vision-impairment/

21) Disability Advocate Molly Burke Talks Accessible Products For The Blind Community

Is Alexa the secret to making your home smart and accessible? Anyone with a passing interest in technology has some knowledge of the advantages of smart home devices. For many, they allow us to talk to Alexa, Google, or Siri to easily toggle lights and perform basic residential tasks. For those in the blind-and-low-vision community, like popular beauty/style influencer Molly Burke, they're a lifeline to interaction in a touchscreen-obsessed world full of benefits and challenges:
https://reviewed.usatoday.com/accessibility/features/molly-burke-blind-community-influencer-talks-product-accessibility

22) How to Create an Effective Tactile Graphic | Meryl Evans | Equal Entry

Lauren's first lesson was how to decide whether or not you should create a tactile graphic of an object. She shared the following scenarios in which creating a tactile graphic might be useful and provided examples:
https://equalentry.com/create-tactile-graphics/

23) No One Can Stay In The Quietest Room In The World For More Than An Hour

Silence is golden — unless you find yourself in the quietest room in the world. In 2015, Microsoft built what is now in the Guinness Book of World Records as the quietest place on the planet. Known as the anechoic chamber at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, "ultra-sensitive tests" performed in 2015 gave an average background noise reading of -20.35 dBA (decibels A-weighted — a measurement of the sound pressure level:)
https://nypost.com/2023/02/02/inside-the-worlds-quietest-room-at-microsofts-headquarters/

24) How Sony's Project Leonardo Could Make Gaming More Accessible Than Ever

Project Leonardo could be the next milestone in accessible gaming, giving current and potential gamers the chance to play games without limits:
https://www.makeuseof.com/sony-project-leonardo-could-make-gaming-more-accessible/

25) Apple TV Owners can Accept Terms Without an iPhone or iPad

Editor (Woodbridge): Finally there is a support document from Apple to allow non iPhone or iPad users to agree to the terms and conditions via logging in to their iCloud account to give them access to their Apple TV. After all, you just want to buy a streaming box, why should you have to have a secondary device to allow you to logon?
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/02/10/apple-tv-owners-can-accept-icloud-terms-without-an-iphone-or-ipad

26) This Blind Scientist Has Created An AI-Powered Suitcase For People Who Can't See

Chieko Asakawaa, a computer scientist and IBM researcher who lost her sight completely when she was 14 due to an accident, She exemplifies how visually impaired people may overcome their condition and achieve amazing things. But, as someone who has always battled with navigating strange and congested environments, Asakawa devised a method to assist the visually handicapped in getting around. She created an AI-powered suitcase for the blind. This innovative creation is aimed at providing independence and convenience to blind individuals, allowing them to travel more freely and comfortably. The AI-powered suitcase uses computer vision technology and deep learning algorithms to detect obstacles in the user's path and guide them safely around them. The suitcase can also recognize and announce street names, store locations, and other important landmarks, providing real-time information to the user through headphones or a built-in speaker. The device is lightweight, compact, and easy to carry, making it a valuable companion for blind travelers:
https://wonderfulengineering.com/this-blind-scientist-has-created-an-ai-powered-suitcase-for-people-who-cant-see/

27) 40% Of Online Shops Tricking Users With "Dark Patterns" | Malwarebytes

The European Commission has been looking at retail websites to see if they're misleading consumers with "dark patterns". Spoiler: Yes, they are. The Commission, along with the national consumer protection authorities of 23 EU member states, plus Norway and Iceland, have released the results of their screening of online shops. In a sweep of 399 sites the investigation discovered that 148 of them contained at least one of the three dark patterns they were checked for:
https://www.malwarebytes.com/blog/news/2023/01/european-commission-goes-after-dark-patterns-in-web-shops

28) Zwift Is "The Most Inaccessible App Out There" Claim Visually Impaired Cyclists — But When Will Zwift Fix It?

Despite the rapid progression of virtual cycling platforms in recent years, none of them currently offer tech such as audio cues in place of visual ones in all scenarios for cyclists with visual impairments. What is Zwift doing about it?
https://road.cc/content/feature/will-zwift-fix-inaccessibility-visually-impaired-299061

29) The Wonderful World of Wikki Stix | Paths To Literacy

Wikki Stix have been a long time favorite with occupational therapists (OTs) and teachers of students with visual impairments (TVIs):
https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/the-wonderful-world-of-wikki-stix/

30) Instacart Perks Cheat Sheet: Everything You Should Take Advantage of This Year

Publisher: I would like to add a tip of my own. I have been living with limited mobility since 2017. Since it's just my wife and I, one of the very first challenges that we had to overcome was how we were going to get groceries into the house now that I could no longer lift them. While my wife has the spirit of a bison she was given the stature of a hare. At just a little over 5 feet herself she too is unable to haul large groceries without a cart. Though she will try. Which concerned me. So we turned to Instacart. And quite honestly, we haven't looked back since. It is important to note that Instacart uses an algorithm to pair shoppers with orders, and, well, you get what you tip for, er, I mean pay for. It's true, better tips give you better shoppers. What does that mean? Well, the shoppers that we used to get when we first started using the service (a time when we did not tip at all) were almost always unable to find our address at all. And when they could find it they would complain that there were too many heavy items and that we needed to help them. Something that you are not, I repeat, not, required to do. We have our Instacart orders left on our patio. If this happens to you simply tell your shopper that they can return the order if they are unable to deliver it as you have requested. Instacart will give you a full refund. And their rating will dip which will often make them try harder to deliver your order as requested. Sad to say, sure, but it is the way the app works best. You can tip 5, 10, 15 or, 20 percent. Or a custom amount. We will never use the app again without tipping at least 10 percent, though we now tip 15 or 20 regularly, depending on the weight and number of items in the order. And the difference in service is like night and day. There exists a legion of pro Instacart Shoppers out there that take great pride in their Shopper rating. But if you want Instacart to pair them with your order you'll need to make sure that you have, how shall we say, ticked that invisible check box? Instacart: Shopping in person for food or other products has always been a chore, especially when you live with a disability. We only have 24 hours in a day, so many of us have turned to businesses to help us get the food we need easily. One service, the ever popular Instacart, is one of them. Using Instacart today gives you over 700 million grocery listings and 600,000 shoppers, so no matter where you are, you are able to get groceries delivered right to your door. That said, while some people use it casually, there are a ton of perks Instacart has that will make you likely to use it more regularly. Do you want to use Instacart more frequently or get started as a new user? We'll cover all there is to know about Instacart perks so you can get started on your Instacart journey. Want to know more about savings while you shop? Check out our tips on Best Buy Outlet, Amazon's Subscribe and Save and improving your Target shopping experience:
https://www.cnet.com/deals/instacart-perks-cheat-sheet-everything-you-should-take-advantage-of-this-year/#ftag=CAD590a51e

31) New Ways to Pay as you Go with Remote Incident Manager

All the hours you need, when you need them. You've probably been down this road at least once; you're part of what you thought would be a quick remote support session , you've got just a few more things to do, and then the clock runs out on your free session. What to do? Get some hours, that's what:
https://pneumasolutions.com/new-ways-to-pay-as-you-go-with-remote-incident-manager/

32) 6 Ways Technology Can Help You Manage Diabetes

Managing your diabetes is important to avoid the risks of some pretty gnarly side effects, from feeling run down and sluggish to much more serious conditions. The best approach to managing diabetes is a combination of diet, exercise, and medication. At the same time, various pieces of tech can help you monitor blood sugar, plan meals, and provide your body with insulin:
https://www.makeuseof.com/technology-manage-diabetes-ways-help/

33) Antwerp App Helps Blind And Visually Impaired People Cross The Street

Visually impaired and blind people in Antwerp can now use the OKO app to cross intersections with traffic lights. The app, from the Antwerp company AYES, 'reads,' using your smartphone's camera, whether the light is red or green, and thus lets you know when it is safe to cross:
https://www.brusselstimes.com/belgium/364186/antwerp-app-helps-blind-and-visually-impaired-people-cross-the-street

34) Creating an Accessible Valentine's Day Post Box | Paths To Literacy

Make Valentine's Day accessible to children who are blind, deafblind, visually impaired or multiply disabled with accessible post boxes:
https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/creating-accessible-valentines-day-post-box/

35) Visually Impaired Redwood City Man Left Homebound For 9 Months When Scooter Repairs Stall

It was like the height of the pandemic all over again for a Redwood City, California man. The 82-year-old remained largely homebound for nine months while he hassled over the stalled repair of his only mode of transportation:
https://abc7news.com/amazon-scooter-repair-parts-transportation/12766877/

36) Overview of Assistive Technology for Families with a Child with Blindness or Low Vision | APH FamilyConnect

Technology is everywhere in today's society — from the computer, you are using to visit FamilyConnect to the debit card you used at the grocery store this morning to the remote you click to change channels on your television. Your child who is blind or has low vision will use technology in all facets of life. Sometimes it will be the everyday technology that all people use; sometimes it will be assistive technology, and sometimes the two will overlap:
https://familyconnect.org/assistive-technology/an-overview/

37) Preschool Valentines Book for Children with CVI | Paths To Literacy

This tactile book uses different textures on each red heart to create an accessible book for children with cortical/cerebral visual impairment:
https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/preschool-valentines-book-children-cvi/

38) 'Who Knows What I Could Be Missing!' Visually Impaired Love Island Fan Criticizes Decision Not To Include Audio Description This Series Despite Having Partially Sighted Contestant Ron Hall

A visually impaired Love Island fan has hit out at ITV's decision not to include an audio description for this winter series despite having a contestant with sight loss. Lynette Proctor, 34, who is a marketing officer for Guide Dogs, and uses a guide dog herself, says she misses much of what is happening on the show because she cannot see:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11720417/Visually-impaired-Love-Island-fan-criticises-lack-audio-description.html

39) Envision Partners with BRAVO VICTOR to Advance Research and Innovation to Help People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Envision, one of the nation's largest employers of and service providers for people who are blind or visually impaired (BVI), has announced a partnership with BRAVO VICTOR, an international research organization headquartered in London and Washington, D.C. BRAVO VICTOR's mission is to accelerate research and explore innovations to prevent, reduce or reverse visual impairment and related conditions and disabilities in order to help veterans and other people to live well with these impairments. The Envision Research Institute, a division of Envision, also believes that through applied research, removing functional barriers for people with blindness or low vision is possible:
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/envision-partners-with-bravo-victor-to-advance-research-and-innovation-to-help-people-who-are-blind-or-visually-impaired-301739925.html

40) Cincinnati Association For Blind And Visually Impaired Offers New Freight Broker Training Program

The collaborative training program makes it possible for those who are visually impaired to find employment and independence:
https://www.wlwt.com/article/cincinnati-association-for-blind-visually-impaired-program/42813939

41) A Return to the Vermont Slopes for Blind Skiers

For the first time in three years, the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) and Vermont Adaptive Sports teamed up to host the 14th USABA Winter Festival at Pico Mountain in Mendon, Vermont. Nineteen athletes with varying visual impairments came from across the country to participate in the post-pandemic return to fun on the snow:
https://www.usaba.org/a-return-to-the-vermont-slopes-for-blind-skiers/

42) Predictable Books | Paths To Literacy

Predictable books promote literacy for children with multiple disabilities, including students who are blind or visually impaired:
https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/predictable-books/


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February 14th 2023 | Exploring New Accessibility Frontiers with TPGi and the W3C

9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 5PM GMT
Presenter: Matthew Atkinson, TPGi's Principal Accessibility Engineer, and W3C's Accessible Platform Architectures working group co-chair. Several of TPGi's accessibility experts work alongside many others from across industry and academia to further accessibility through the work of the W3C. There's a range of transformative and evolutionary work being done right now, thanks to a collaboration between different groups and organizations. Join Matthew Atkinson, co-chair of the W3C's Accessible Platform Architectures working group, for an overview of a few key strands of exploration and development. Topics to be covered include affording symbol users access to web content, ensuring the Web of Things is accessible to all, and making collaborative authoring accessible. Register:
https://www.tpgi.com/webinar-february-14-at-12pm-et-exploring-new-accessibility-frontiers-with-tpgi-and-the-w3c/

February 15th 2023 | How Do Accessibility Overlays Impact Assistive Technology? (Digital Accessibility Webinar) | Access Ingenuity

10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT
Accessibility Overlays from companies like accessiBe, UserWay, and others seem like a quick fix to help you achieve WCAG compliance. However, have you ever wondered how they impact assistive technology users? Join Michael Parker and Zhi Huang from Access Ingenuity as they demonstrate the impact of accessibility overlays on screen readers and other assistive technology users and explain why developing accessible websites is a much better approach than implementing accessibility overlays. Learning Outcomes: Learn the impact of accessibility overlays on screen reader users. Understand the difference between designing an accessible website and using an accessibility overlay. Learn how to disable accessibility overlays. | Meeting ID: 862 3015 4256 | Passcode: 271210 | One tap mobile: +16694449171,,86230154256#,,,,*271210# US Dial by your location. +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86230154256?pwd=dGpjKzJrcG80aU9LNVNMREFhakRrZz09#success

February 15th 2023 | Giving Up Your Car Keys Is Not The End Of Your Independence | NFB of Maryland Senior Call

4PM PT, 5PM MT, 6PM CT, 7PM ET, 12AM GMT on 2/16
Presented by National Federation of the Blind (NFB) of Maryland Senior Division. Please join our conversation to explore the emotional decision to give up driving. Discover how to manage your life when you are no longer the one behind the wheel. When: February 15, 2023 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM ET. Where: NFB of Maryland Conference Call at (339) 209-4083 📱️. All are welcome! For more information about this event or the NFB of Maryland Senior Division please contact Marguerite Woods at (443) 271-1668 📱️ or mwoods719@gmail.com 📧️.

February 20th 2023 | Project INSPIRE: Spring 2023 | Paths To Literacy | 6 Course Offering | Deadline To Register: February 17th 2023

Project INSPIRE will be offering six courses. This includes a new course, Nemeth Code Symbols Used in High School and Strategies for Supporting Math Learning. We are offering the opportunity for you to take ONE of the courses. You may choose from the following courses:
https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/project-inspire-spring-2023/

February 21st 2023 | Don't Hesitate to Communicate, Vispero's Own Blindness and Diversity Awareness Workshop | TPGi

9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 5PM GMT
Presenters: Amy Albin (she/her), HR Intern, Vispero. Amy Albin (she/her) has been Vispero's HR intern since September 2022. She will lead a unique workshop to spark open conversations about how sighted and blind/vision impaired people can interact comfortably together. You will learn tools that apply not just to sighted and blind/vision impaired people but also to anyone who is a member of a marginalized group. Whether you are sighted or blind/vision impaired, you will learn techniques to facilitate constructive communication with the diverse people in all areas of your life:
https://www.tpgi.com/webinar-february-21-at-12pm-et-dont-hesitate-to-communicate-visperos-own-blindness-and-diversity-awareness-workshop/

February 22nd 2023 | How to Teach Blind Football to Visually Impaired Female Footballers | Online Seminar | IBSA Blind Football Sports Committee

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 1AM GMT on 3/23
The IBSA Blind Football Sports Committee is proud to present the third online seminar of the year. This time the topic will be "How to Teach Blind Football to Visually Impaired Female Footballers," which will be held on February 22nd at 7pm (CET), with support provided by UEFA. It will be free of charge for all participants:
https://ibsasport.org/how-to-teach-blind-football-to-visually-impaired-female-footballers-online-seminar/

February 22nd 2023 | Outa Sight Solutions for Leveling Up Your Literacy | The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

4PM PT, 5PM MT, 6PM CT, 7PM ET, 12AM GMT on 3/23
Join this interactive webinar from the Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. as we explore and demonstrate several accessible apps and resources to bring digital and printed information to your ears and fingertips. We will compare the recently released BookShare reader with other mainstream apps including Kindle and Apple Books, and explore a new look and feature set for some familiar favorites. For those who are newly blind or struggling with degenerative eye conditions like Macular Degeneration, we will briefly discuss strategies for figuring out which app or solution may be best for you. Come learn how to read it your way! After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please contact Tim Paulding at tpaulding@lhblind.org 📧️ if you have any questions or need assistance registering for this event. Register in advance for this webinar at:
https://thelighthousefortheblindinc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MVC0VwApSLaszwSmhPkbHw

February 22nd 2023 | RUBY Handheld Magnifiers: A Vision Solution for Every Situation (ACVREP CE Approved, Assistive Technology Webinar) | Access Ingenuity

10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT
Did you know there are five RUBY models to help with your low vision needs? RUBY handheld video magnifiers provide the help that many people with low vision need to read a text and see details. All RUBY models have a crisp, sharp image, high-contrast modes, and built-in LEDs. The streamlined design means RUBY can go with you anywhere, giving you easy access to photos, letters, prescriptions, packaging labels, and menus, even in a dark restaurant. With its broad range of adjustable, undistorted magnification, a RUBY video magnifier outperforms a drawerful of traditional magnifiers. Join Ian Ramos from Access Ingenuity with Joe McDaniel from Vispero to discuss the features and benefits of all the RUBY models and the assistance each can give in specific situations. Note that everybody is welcome and can benefit from this presentation. If you are a teacher of the visually impaired (TVI), this presentation is approved for ACVREP continuing education credit. Learning Outcomes: Features of all RUBY models. How to determine the right size for you. How adding speech capability can take you further. RUBY Handheld Magnifiers: A Vision Solution for Every Situation | Meeting ID: 858 1556 3463 | Passcode: 691785 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,85815563463#,,,,*691785# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85815563463?pwd=WENJdjFQcS9rdWtoMm1QeDJwRU9mZz09#success

February 22nd 2023 | Procedural Safeguards and Parental Rights: New Webinar Series with Karen Mayer Cunningham | APH FamilyConnect

4PM PT, 5PM MT, 6PM CT, 7PM ET, 12AM GMT on 1/26
This fall, we were pleased to partner with Karen Mayer Cunningham to present two webinar series. Navigating and Negotiating Successful IEP and 504 Outcomes and Ask the Advocate provided information to parents, professionals, and school-based members. Participants had the opportunity to learn more about the IEP and 504 processes as well as the opportunity to ask specific questions about their child's IEPs. These two series have been highly attended, and we have received requests for more content from Karen Mayer Cunningham, the self-proclaimed “Special Education Boss”. The positive feedback and need for more content to support parents and professionals leads to the next series of webinars. We are excited to offer the next series to continue to support parents and professionals. Procedural Safeguards: Procedural Safeguards are handed out, and many don't have a full understanding of the document. Procedural Safeguards and Rights are in place for parents and individuals with a disability between the ages of 3 to 22. Unfortunately, most parents are only asked by school-based members if they “received” their copy of the procedural rights, and would they please sign in receipt of them. While that checks a box for the school, it in no way equips the families with a knowledge of their rights and protection, nor indicates the school's legal obligation. This series will identify your rights and the difference between procedural and substantive requirements. Join the APH ConnectCenter and Karen Mayer Cunningham as we dive into Procedural Safeguards and Parental Rights. Learn more: We hope you will join the 6-part webinar series to further your knowledge and understanding of the Procedural Safeguards and Parental Rights. Join us at 7:00 pm EST on 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, and 3/22. Register here:
https://familyconnect.org/blog/familyconnect-blog/procedural-safeguards-and-parental-rights-new-webinar-series-with-karen-mayer-cunningham/

February 26th 2023 | How The Blind Can Do STEM (Louis Maher)

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 1AM GMT on 3/27
Zoom Conference. The Science and Engineering Division of the National Federation of the Blind and the National Association of Blind Students are presenting a joint Zoom conference on how blind college and graduate students, and blind professionals, are succeeding in courses and Careers to do with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Zoom conference link will be the standard NABS Zoom link shown at the bottom of this message. The call will occur at 8 PM EST through 9 PM EST on Sunday, February 26, 2023. Topics will be of interest for blind students in middle school, high school, college and graduate school and professionals. Parents of blind school-aged children and educators are also welcome. Currently, the scheduled speakers, topics, talk descriptions, and speaker introductions, are: Opening Remarks: Trisha Kulkarni, president National Association of Blind Students, and John Miller, president Science and Engineering Division (8 PM EST) Speaker: Ken Perry (8:15 PM EST). Title: Producing Hardware as A Blind Engineer:
https://groups.io/g/tech-vi/message/3406

February 27th 2023 to March 2nd 2023 | Apply By January 23rd 2023 | Accessible Customer-Centered Communications Workshop | NSITE & Baker Communications, Inc. In Partnership

NSITE, the first organization to provide a continuum of employment services for individuals who are blind or face vision loss, has partnered with one of the leading sales training providers, Baker Communications Inc. (BCI), to offer a virtual instructor-led delivery of their Customer-Centered Communications workshop. This highly engaging and participatory accessible workshop, delivered over four consecutive days (four hours per session), covers a comprehensive six-part system of organized customer communications and selling. After the program, participants will be able to build greater trust with customers, deliver specific customer outcomes effectively, and achieve world-class customer service and sales performance. All NSITE programs are adapted for the learning styles of blind and low-vision learners. Therefore, qualified applicants who are blind or have low vision receive enrollment preference in case classes fill up. Program runs February 27 to March 2, 2023. Apply by January 23rd 2023:
https://bit.ly/NSITE-CCC

February 28th 2023 | Tech It Out | Monthly Hadley Discussion Group

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 1AM GMT Next Day
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM CT. Learn a few tips about everyday technology from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups/tech-it-out

March 6th 2023 | Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 6: Daily Living Activities | APH

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/

March 8th 2023 | Ability Summit | Microsoft

Ability Summit is a free digital event on March 8, 2023. Discover new accessible technology, learn from leaders with disabilities, and explore how accessibility empowers everyone within an organization, your community, and so much more. During the event, there will be opportunities to learn how everyone can imagine new technologies, leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Assistive Technology, and Inclusive Design to invent the future of inclusion; include people with disabilities and allies in a more inclusive workplace and society; and build technology to empower every person to achieve more:
https://abilitysummit.eventcore.com/home

March 8th 2023 | Procedural Safeguards and Parental Rights: New Webinar Series with Karen Mayer Cunningham | APH FamilyConnect

4PM PT, 5PM MT, 6PM CT, 7PM ET, 12AM GMT on 1/26
This fall, we were pleased to partner with Karen Mayer Cunningham to present two webinar series. Navigating and Negotiating Successful IEP and 504 Outcomes and Ask the Advocate provided information to parents, professionals, and school-based members. Participants had the opportunity to learn more about the IEP and 504 processes as well as the opportunity to ask specific questions about their child's IEPs. These two series have been highly attended, and we have received requests for more content from Karen Mayer Cunningham, the self-proclaimed “Special Education Boss”. The positive feedback and need for more content to support parents and professionals leads to the next series of webinars. We are excited to offer the next series to continue to support parents and professionals. Procedural Safeguards: Procedural Safeguards are handed out, and many don't have a full understanding of the document. Procedural Safeguards and Rights are in place for parents and individuals with a disability between the ages of 3 to 22. Unfortunately, most parents are only asked by school-based members if they “received” their copy of the procedural rights, and would they please sign in receipt of them. While that checks a box for the school, it in no way equips the families with a knowledge of their rights and protection, nor indicates the school's legal obligation. This series will identify your rights and the difference between procedural and substantive requirements. Join the APH ConnectCenter and Karen Mayer Cunningham as we dive into Procedural Safeguards and Parental Rights. Learn more: We hope you will join the 6-part webinar series to further your knowledge and understanding of the Procedural Safeguards and Parental Rights. Join us at 7:00 pm EST on 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, and 3/22. Register here:
https://familyconnect.org/blog/familyconnect-blog/procedural-safeguards-and-parental-rights-new-webinar-series-with-karen-mayer-cunningham/

March 11th 2023 | Using Garage Band App to Create a Song | Technology User Group | Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD)

7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 3PM GMT
You have seen this app on your iDevice, and maybe you have even opened it once or twice. In this presentation, you will learn how to create a song from scratch and how to make modifications. All events are currently being held via teleconference until further notice. No programs will be held in person. Please dial (319) 527-4994 📱️ at 10:00 AM ET. For more information about the Technology User Group or to recommend a topic / technology for discussion, please contact: Jerry Price at (410) 230-2446 📱️ or via email jerry.price1@maryland.gov 📧️

March 13th 2023 through March 17th 2023 | 2023 38th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

Welcome. Whether you have been attending the conference for years or are planning to attend your first, the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, also known as the CSUN Conference, is the ultimate community experience and the premier forum on technology for all persons with disabilities. For over 37 years, California State University, Northridge's Center on Disabilities has sponsored the conference, providing a platform for researchers, practitioners, educators, exhibitors and more from around the world, where they can share knowledge, innovations, and best practices to promote inclusion for all. Building on the momentum from the 2022 conference, exciting new plans are in the works to enhance the conference experience. We encourage you to join us in Anaheim, California in 2023, where attendees can attend Pre-Conference Workshops, the yearly Keynote Address, Featured Presentations, General Sessions, Sponsor Showcase Suites and the Exhibit Hall. We also continue developing new programming to build community and networking opportunities. Check back often or follow us on social media for the latest updates, details, and deadlines. For information on sponsor or exhibitor opportunities, please visit our Opportunities page or email us at conference@csun.edu 📧️. We can't wait until the CSUN Conference community is back together to learn, share and connect:
https://www.csun.edu/cod/conference/sessions/

March 15th 2023 and March 16th 2023 | 2023 3rd Annual Axe-Con | Building Accessible Experiences | The World's Largest Digital Accessibility Conference

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:
https://www.deque.com/blog/save-the-date-for-axe-con-2023/

March 21st 2023 | Small Changes for Big Impact: Creating Accessible Word Documents | TPGi

9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET, 5PM GMT
Microsoft Word has features that help you create documents that are accessible to people with disabilities. By using these features, you can help readers receive your message clearly. If you don't, your message might not get through to your readers — with or without disabilities. In this session, we'll discuss: Using Word's built-in Accessibility Checker to help identify issues. Common accessibility issues and how to prevent or address them. Accessibility considerations that may benefit all users and not just users with disabilities. Word documents intended for conversion to PDF and more. Register today:
https://www.tpgi.com/webinar-march-21-at-12pm-et-small-changes-for-big-impact-creating-accessible-word-documents/

March 21st 2023 and March 22nd 2023 | Multiple Perspectives 2023 | Americans With Disabilities Act Multiple Perspectives On Access, Inclusion, & Disability Conference | Ohio State University

"It is time to move beyond the letter of the law to the spirit of the law; to shift our focus from redressing human and environmental problems through remedial design to preventing problems through holistic design." -Leslie Kanes Weisman. As a modern land grant university, an important part of Ohio State University's mission is outreach and engagement, serving the community through a variety of activities. During the tenth anniversary year of the Americans With Disabilities Act the Multiple Perspectives On Access, Inclusion And Disability conference was created to help fulfill this mission. In short, the goal of the conference is to encourage the kind of change suggested by Leslie Kanes Weisman in the opening quote. It is hoped that the annual conference will serve as a catalyst for positive change and a springboard for collaborations with our partners in education, business, public, and social service. Each year a series of workshops will provide a forum for individuals and organizations to expand their knowledge and perspectives, and an opportunity to increase community resources through the synergy of collaboration. The workshops are designed to bring a diverse audience together to discuss the full spectrum of disability issues and experiences. To ensure broad participation from the university community, business, state and local government, educators, advocacy organizations, social service agencies, and individuals with disabilities sponsors are sought each year to subsidize conference participants. Register:
https://ada.osu.edu/ada-conference

March 22nd 2023 | Procedural Safeguards and Parental Rights: New Webinar Series with Karen Mayer Cunningham | APH FamilyConnect

4PM PT, 5PM MT, 6PM CT, 7PM ET, 12AM GMT on 1/26
This fall, we were pleased to partner with Karen Mayer Cunningham to present two webinar series. Navigating and Negotiating Successful IEP and 504 Outcomes and Ask the Advocate provided information to parents, professionals, and school-based members. Participants had the opportunity to learn more about the IEP and 504 processes as well as the opportunity to ask specific questions about their child's IEPs. These two series have been highly attended, and we have received requests for more content from Karen Mayer Cunningham, the self-proclaimed “Special Education Boss”. The positive feedback and need for more content to support parents and professionals leads to the next series of webinars. We are excited to offer the next series to continue to support parents and professionals. Procedural Safeguards: Procedural Safeguards are handed out, and many don't have a full understanding of the document. Procedural Safeguards and Rights are in place for parents and individuals with a disability between the ages of 3 to 22. Unfortunately, most parents are only asked by school-based members if they “received” their copy of the procedural rights, and would they please sign in receipt of them. While that checks a box for the school, it in no way equips the families with a knowledge of their rights and protection, nor indicates the school's legal obligation. This series will identify your rights and the difference between procedural and substantive requirements. Join the APH ConnectCenter and Karen Mayer Cunningham as we dive into Procedural Safeguards and Parental Rights. Learn more: We hope you will join the 6-part webinar series to further your knowledge and understanding of the Procedural Safeguards and Parental Rights. Join us at 7:00 pm EST on 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, and 3/22. Register here:
https://familyconnect.org/blog/familyconnect-blog/procedural-safeguards-and-parental-rights-new-webinar-series-with-karen-mayer-cunningham/

March 28th 2023 | Tech It Out | Monthly Hadley Discussion Group

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 1AM GMT Next Day
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM CT. Learn a few tips about everyday technology from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups/tech-it-out

April 5th 2023 | Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 7: Music | APH

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/

April 8th 2023 | How To Upgrade To Windows 11 | Technology User Group | Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD)

7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 3PM GMT
This operating system has been around for a while, and people champion its security strengths and applications. Should you upgrade, and what is that process? All events are currently being held via teleconference until further notice. No programs will be held in person. Please dial (319) 527-4994 📱️ at 10:00 AM ET. For more information about the Technology User Group or to recommend a topic / technology for discussion, please contact: Jerry Price at (410) 230-2446 📱️ or via email jerry.price1@maryland.gov 📧️

April 25th 2023 | Tech It Out | Monthly Hadley Discussion Group

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 1AM GMT Next Day
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM CT. Learn a few tips about everyday technology from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups/tech-it-out

May 3rd 2023 | Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 8: STEM | APH

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/

May 9th 2023 through May 12th 2023 | John Slatin AccessU 2023 | Knowbility

Join us virtually or in Austin, TX. John Slatin AccessU is an annual conference where tech professionals, content creators, policymakers, and advocates come together for deep learning in accessible digital design:
https://knowbility.org/programs/john-slatin-accessu-2023

May 13th 2023 | Travel Tools and Apps | Technology User Group | Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD)

7AM PT, 8AM MT, 9AM CT, 10AM ET, 3PM GMT
Whether you are traveling to another city, state or country, we will look at tools and resources that will help you get the most assistance for your venture. All events are currently being held via teleconference until further notice. No programs will be held in person. Please dial (319) 527-4994 📱️ at 10:00 AM ET. For more information about the Technology User Group or to recommend a topic / technology for discussion, please contact: Jerry Price at (410) 230-2446 📱️ or via email jerry.price1@maryland.gov 📧️

May 16th 2023 through May 18th 2023 | Virtua11y Web Accessibility Conference 2023 | Nomensa

Nomensa's free, virtual web accessibility and digital inclusion conference:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/virtua11y-web-accessibility-conference-2023-tickets-505953880677

May 18th 2023 | Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Help us celebrate the 12th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments:
https://accessibility.day/

June 2nd 2023 | ATHEN Sixth Annual Accessibility Summer Camp 2023

6AM PT, 7AM MT, 8AM CT, 9AM ET, 2PM GMT
We would love for you to share your accessibility knowledge during our sixth annual Accessibility Summer Camp 2023! As in former years, this virtual conference is FREE for all attendees. This year's ASC event will take place on Friday, June 2, 2023, from 8:00-4:00 CST. As a conference participant you will be able to attend sessions and engage in valuable networking with like-minded professionals. We are soliciting presentations from all experience levels and backgrounds, so please visit the ASC Conference Home Page for more information and to submit a proposal. The session proposal deadline is Friday, February 17th, 2023. What is Accessibility Summer Camp (ASC)? The Accessibility Summer Camp is a FREE annual conference with the goal of connecting professionals and educators with best practices in accessibility and Universal Design. Over the past few years, the ASC conference has grown to become one of the most popular accessibility conferences in the country. Our mission is to provide accessibility professional development that empowers attendees to create high quality, accessible learning environments while removing barriers for all individuals who have a desire to learn:
https://www.accessibilityict.org/

May 23rd 2023 | Tech It Out | Monthly Hadley Discussion Group

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 1AM GMT Next Day
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM CT. Learn a few tips about everyday technology from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups/tech-it-out

June 7th 2023 | Lego Braille Bricks Live Session 9: Orientation & Mobility | APH

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/

June 27th 2023 | Tech It Out | Monthly Hadley Discussion Group

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 1AM GMT Next Day
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM CT. Learn a few tips about everyday technology from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups/tech-it-out

July 25th 2023 | Tech It Out | Monthly Hadley Discussion Group

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 1AM GMT Next Day
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM CT. Learn a few tips about everyday technology from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups/tech-it-out

August 22nd 2023 | Tech It Out | Monthly Hadley Discussion Group

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 1AM GMT Next Day
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM CT. Learn a few tips about everyday technology from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups/tech-it-out

September 21st 2023 | Inclusive Design 24

Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) is a free 24-hour online event for the global community. It celebrates inclusive design and shares knowledge and ideas from analogue to digital, from design to development, from planners to practitioners, and everything and everyone in between:
https://inclusivedesign24.org/2023/

September 26th 2023 | Tech It Out | Monthly Hadley Discussion Group

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 1AM GMT Next Day
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM CT. Learn a few tips about everyday technology from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups/tech-it-out

October 24th 2023 | Tech It Out | Monthly Hadley Discussion Group

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 1AM GMT Next Day
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM CT. Learn a few tips about everyday technology from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups/tech-it-out

November 6th 2023 through November 10th 2023 | Accessing Higher Ground | Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD)

Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference. Hilton Denver City Center, Denver, Colorado:
https://accessinghigherground.org/

November 28th 2023 | Tech It Out | Monthly Hadley Discussion Group

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 1AM GMT Next Day
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM CT. Learn a few tips about everyday technology from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups/tech-it-out

December 26th 2023 | Tech It Out | Monthly Hadley Discussion Group

5PM PT, 6PM MT, 7PM CT, 8PM ET, 1AM GMT Next Day
4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM CT. Learn a few tips about everyday technology from a technology expert, ask your questions, and share your experiences.
https://hadley.edu/discussion-groups/tech-it-out


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Sponsor: WayAround

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Sponsor: Pneuma Solutions

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About: As there are many challenges people in the blind community face in employment and education, Clusiv has built the world's first e-learning platform designed for the blind to provide the training, tools, and resources needed to remove barriers to the modern workforce. Our courses teach you occupational and technology skills you need towards employment. Plus, we are working to connect our graduates to internship and job opportunities. Our courses are remote, self-paced, and we provide support throughout your whole journey through our student success team, and even provide lifetime access to our courses so you can keep up to date as technology evolves. You can request Clusiv training through your vocational rehabilitation counselor and fill out the form in the link below on our website. If you are a counselor wanting to learn more about Clusiv for your clients, or an employer looking to hire Clusiv graduates, click the respective link below and fill out a form to get more info.

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Moving the public policy needle is both difficult and costly. Access Ready has one of the most experienced teams in the business who have shown results. We have fostered Congressional language on accessible websites, elections, healthcare, communications, and other areas touched by information and communications technologies. These efforts are costly and we need your help to continue. Become an Access Ready supporter and create an accessible future for people with disabilities:
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About: Access Ready Inc. is a certified, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The mission of Access Ready Inc., a nonprofit cross-disability rights advocacy organization, is to promote a policy of accessibility benefiting all people regardless of ability across information and communications technology utilized for two way communications.

The purpose of Access Ready Inc. is to educate the public and private sectors of the importance of accessible information and communications technology to the future of all people regardless of ability.

To support this education by developing initiatives that promote policies that ensure the creation and maintenance of accessible technologies utilized for two way communications at all levels which allow for easy use by people with the widest range of abilities possible.

To develop employment and business opportunities for people with disabilities that support its educational activities in the field of information and communications technology and related areas.

To provide consulting and educational services to buyers, developers, and users of information and communications technology that promotes its highest and best use in society.

To promote the concept of a technologically accessible society which fosters:

Freedom of expression, speech, and worship.
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Freedom from dishonesty, exclusion, and immorality.
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If you need assistance with a new accessible website, document remediation or disability consulting of other kinds, Access Ready can help. We seek out the best in the business and bring them to you already vetted as to quality, professionalism and ability. By going through AccessReady.org to one of our qualified providers, you're not only getting the best, but supporting our advocacy and technological development efforts as well:
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About: Access Ready Inc. is a certified, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The mission of Access Ready Inc., a nonprofit cross-disability rights advocacy organization, is to promote a policy of accessibility benefiting all people regardless of ability across information and communications technology utilized for two way communications.

The purpose of Access Ready Inc. is to educate the public and private sectors of the importance of accessible information and communications technology to the future of all people regardless of ability.

To support this education by developing initiatives that promote policies that ensure the creation and maintenance of accessible technologies utilized for two way communications at all levels which allow for easy use by people with the widest range of abilities possible.

To develop employment and business opportunities for people with disabilities that support its educational activities in the field of information and communications technology and related areas.

To provide consulting and educational services to buyers, developers, and users of information and communications technology that promotes its highest and best use in society.

To promote the concept of a technologically accessible society which fosters:

Freedom of expression, speech, and worship.
Freedom from fear, ignorance, and want.
Freedom from dishonesty, exclusion, and immorality.
Freedom of aspiration, invention, and inclusion.


Sponsor: Access Ready, Inc.

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What Technologies do you see in the market that are not accessible, but should be? What accessible technologies can you imagine that can make the lives of people with all kinds of disabilities better? We will advocate with developers to make existing technologies accessible on your behalf. We will advocate with developers to build new accessible technologies on your behalf. Give us your guidance and support. Your guidance charts our path toward what is most important. Your support funds our efforts on your behalf:
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About: Access Ready Inc. is a certified, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The mission of Access Ready Inc., a nonprofit cross-disability rights advocacy organization, is to promote a policy of accessibility benefiting all people regardless of ability across information and communications technology utilized for two way communications.

The purpose of Access Ready Inc. is to educate the public and private sectors of the importance of accessible information and communications technology to the future of all people regardless of ability.

To support this education by developing initiatives that promote policies that ensure the creation and maintenance of accessible technologies utilized for two way communications at all levels which allow for easy use by people with the widest range of abilities possible.

To develop employment and business opportunities for people with disabilities that support its educational activities in the field of information and communications technology and related areas.

To provide consulting and educational services to buyers, developers, and users of information and communications technology that promotes its highest and best use in society.

To promote the concept of a technologically accessible society which fosters:

Freedom of expression, speech, and worship.
Freedom from fear, ignorance, and want.
Freedom from dishonesty, exclusion, and immorality.
Freedom of aspiration, invention, and inclusion.


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The APH ConnectCenter and NSITE have partnered to update the Job Seeker's Toolkit, an accessible, self-paced, free online training course. The Toolkit includes five sections covering self-awareness, career exploration tools, the preliminary employment process, the interview, and maintaining employment. We are bringing the Job Seeker's Toolkit to a larger audience and in a Learning Management System format for today's learners, at no cost. Visit APHCareerConnect.org to get started with the Job Seekers Toolkit today at:
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Access Information News is the world's leading not-for-profit access information news publication that reaches over 16,000 access professionals, educators and enthusiasts, all over the world, each week.

Access Information refers to informational topics that directly affect the lives of people with disabilities. Access Information includes any and all information related to bettering the lives of people who are blind, low vision, deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, neurodivergent and/or disabled.

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Publisher: Aaron Di Blasi (Volunteer)

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In addition to serving as Publisher for Access Information News Aaron also serves as Publisher for the Top Tech Tidbits Publication and is also the President and Senior Project Management Professional for Mind Vault Solutions, Ltd.

As Publisher Aaron oversees the weekly distribution of Access Information News on behalf of Mind Vault Solutions, Ltd.

Aaron also serves as a Volunteer Editorial Contributor to Access Information News.

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Editorial Contributor #1: John Hanlin (Volunteer)

Volunteer Editorial Contributor Since: November 7th 2022

Location: Boulder, Colorado

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In addition to serving as an Editorial Contributor to Access Information News, John also serves as an Editorial Contributor to the Top Tech Tidbits Publication and is also an attorney-at-law specializing in long-term disability claims for blind and visually impaired persons.

John is also a long-time contractor and member of the Board of Trustees at Mind Vault Solutions, Ltd.

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Volunteer Editorial Contributor Since: November 7th 2022

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

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In addition to serving as an Editorial Contributor to Access Information News, Jenna also serves as an Editorial Contributor to the Top Tech Tidbits Publication and runs her own advocacy foundation.

Jenna also serves as a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) for Mind Vault Solutions, Ltd.

Jenna's son was born blind and she is always seeking new and innovative ways to empower him through technology.

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Editorial Contributor #3: David Woodbridge (Volunteer)

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Volunteer Editorial Contributor Since: February 6th 2023

Location: Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

Time Zone: Australia Eastern Standard Time (AEST/AEDT) (GMT+10)

In addition to serving as an Editorial Contributor to Access Information News, David is also the National Commercial Assistive Technology Advisor for Vision Australia where he has worked since 1990. Over this time he has assisted people who are blind or vision impaired in their home, education, and work settings to take advantage of the benefits of using assistive and main stream technology.

In the last seventeen years, he has also been involved with evaluating technology for use by people who are blind or vision impaired covering both low and high tech equipment (including Microsoft, Samsung, Google, Amazon, and Apple). David is also one of the key spokespersons for Vision Australia relating to technology.

He has been an Apple Ambassador for Apple Australia since 2009 with a group of other Ambassadors / Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE)'s covering the range of Apple's Accessibility solutions throughout Australia.

David produces a range of podcasts (since 2011) covering Apple and other technologies which are distributed on his own podcast (http://davidwoodbr.podbean.com). In addition, he also has a regular Talking Tech program (since 2013) which can be heard every Tuesday at 4:30 Eastern Summer Time on Vision Australia Radio Melbourne (available online) or via https://omny.fm/shows/talking-tech-vision-australia-radio

David also runs a weekly Tech Monday where people can chat about assistive and main stream technology, share information, and any tips and tricks.

David lost his sight when he was 8 years old and had to learn Braille. Since then, he completed high school, went to Sydney University receiving a Social Work degree, spent 4 years drug and alcohol counselling, and then moved into his current job.

As a person who is blind, David believes that as a user of the technology that he recommends to others, that he is well situated to look at the strengths and shortcomings of the assistive technology that he comes across in both his professional and personal life, in particular, mainstream technology that is accessible.

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In addition to his weekly contributions to Access Information News, David's regularly occurring activities are his weekly tech radio show, bi-monthly exploring tech webinars for Vision Australia, his iSee podcast when something of note grabs his attention, and the weekly Tech Monday chat sessions.

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