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Access Information News for Monday, March 13, 2023 - Volume 901

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

A.) Accessibility Issues That Must Not Be Named | Paul Martz | AppleVis (7.7% of all clicks.)
It's the accessibility issues without names that keep me up at night. Problems that we never discuss because the English language has no words for them. They are the Lord Voldemort of accessibility issues. They are, "Issues That Must Not Be Named:"
https://www.applevis.com/blog/accessibility-issues-must-not-be-named

B.) My Journey from Surviving to Thriving in a World Not Built for Blindness | Kristin Smedley (5.2% of all clicks.)
I had a plan. Get the degree, land the job, marry the guy, build the house, and have the baby. It was a perfect plan, and I executed it flawlessly. In the year 2000, I had everything I had ever planned for. Until the curve ball. "Your son is blind." Those four words sentenced me to a dark place I didn't plan for. I had never even met a person who is blind before that day. I spiraled in fear and panic. I had no idea what was possible for my son or his brother, who was also born blind three years later:
https://familyconnect.org/blog/familyconnect-blog/my-journey-from-surviving-to-thriving-in-a-world-not-built-for-blindness/

C.) 'Entitled': Woman Slammed For Asking Man In Wheelchair To Move On Bus (5.1% of all clicks.)
A woman has been slammed for expecting a man in a wheelchair to move for her on a bus, with people calling her behavior "insensitive and ableist:"
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D.) 5 Things I Wish Were Accessible — But Normally Aren't | Fashioneyesta AKA Emily Davis (5.0% of all clicks.)
These are some of the things that I wish were accessible as a visually impaired person that normally aren't:
https://fashioneyesta.com/5-things-i-wish-were-accessible-but-normally-arent/

E.) Revelations Of Blindness In The Middle Ages (4.6% of all clicks.)
Medieval texts, from Islamic medical treatises to Christian books of miracles, reveal surprisingly varied and complex experiences of blindness. But when medieval scholar Jude Seal experienced visual impairment themselves, they gained an even deeper understanding of the lives that they were studying:
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4) Activist Judy Heumann Led A Reimagining Of What It Means To Be Disabled | Joseph Shapiro | NPR

Judy Heumann was the first person I called when, in 1987, I reported my first story on disability rights. Judy, who contracted polio when she was 18 months old, gave me the quote that perfectly summed up that little-known civil rights movement. "Disability only becomes a tragedy when society fails to provide the things we need to lead our lives — job opportunities or barrier-free buildings, for example," she said. "It is not a tragedy to me that I'm living in a wheelchair." That idea seemed so unexpected and strange that my editors at a newsmagazine decided not to publish my story. It was still a radical claim that disabled people didn't see themselves, or their conditions, as something to be pitied. Or that they insisted what most held them back wasn't their health condition but society's exclusion — maybe attitudes that they were less capable to do a job, go to college or find romance; or a physical barrier, like a sidewalk without a curb cut. That reimagining of what it means to be disabled did gain traction over the years — the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act just three years later in 1990 was a milestone — thanks to leaders like Heumann, who died suddenly on Saturday at age 75 at a hospital in Washington, D.C. She'd been hospitalized the previous weekend with breathing problems:
https://www.npr.org/2023/03/04/1161169017/disability-activist-judy-heumann-dead-75

5) Eye Drops Sold Worldwide Recalled Due to Non-Sterility | CNET

Check the medicine cabinet if you recently purchased eye drops from online retailers like Amazon:
https://www.cnet.com/health/medical/eye-drops-sold-worldwide-recalled-due-to-non-sterility/#ftag=CAD590a51e

6) Accessibility and AI: Microsoft Details Its Plans for a More Inclusive Future | PC Magazine

At Microsoft's annual Ability Summit, we learned how artificial intelligence is powering some of the most exciting developments in inclusive and accessible design:
https://www.pcmag.com/news/accessibility-and-ai-microsoft-details-its-plans-for-a-more-inclusive-future

7) Elon Musk Publicly Mocks Twitter Worker With Disability Who Is Unsure Whether He's Been Laid Off | CNN

Elon Musk has apologized after publicly scoffing at a Twitter employee's uncertainty about whether he had been laid off in a recent round of cuts and speaking dismissively of the employee's disability in a series of tweets Monday night:
https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/07/tech/elon-musk-twitter-employee-disability/index.html

8) Microsoft's Accessibility Chief On Bing's Chatbot, The Disability Divide, And More

Microsoft's Ability Summit has come a long way since its inaugural event 13 years ago. What began as a meeting of about 20 employees has grown to more than 20,000 participants from within and outside the company, located in 110 countries. The free online event that took place on March 8, 2023 featured sessions with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, and Microsoft Chief Accessibility Officer Jenny Lay-Flurrie:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/microsoft-s-accessibility-chief-on-bing-s-chatbot-the-disability-divide-and-more/ar-AA18ndxH

9) Inside the Suspicion Machine | Wired

Obscure government algorithms are making life-changing decisions about millions of people around the world. Here, for the first time, we reveal how one of these systems works:
https://www.wired.com/story/welfare-state-algorithms/

10) ChatGPT Explained: Everything You Need To Know About The AI Chatbot | TechRadar

Publisher (Di Blasi): This incredibly thorough and regularly updated explainer article will answer all of your questions, including what comes next. AKA ChatGPT 4. But we shouldn't get too excited. The company's CEO warns that "in general, we are going to release technology much more slowly than people would like." TechRadar: ChatGPT has quickly become one of the most significant tech launches since the original Apple iPhone in 2007. The chatbot is now the fastest-growing consumer app in history, hitting 100 million users in only two months — but it's also a rapidly-changing AI shapeshifter, which can make it confusing and overwhelming. That's why we've put together this regularly-updated explainer to answer all your burning ChatGPT questions:
https://www.techradar.com/news/chatgpt-explained

11) Eargo Presents New Minute, Affordable Hearing Aids | The Hearing Review

The need for increased awareness around hearing wellness has been amplified now that hearing aids are available over-the-counter since the FDA's ruling in August 2022. Eargo is making solutions for hearing loss more accessible to everyone while innovating the devices to be practically invisible. Last month the brand launched its latest hearing aid, Eargo 7, which combines the high-tech and high-touch of high-end devices, at a more affordable price point:
https://hearingreview.com/hearing-products/hearing-aids/eargo-presents-new-minute-affordable-hearing-aids

12) Wearable Tinnitus Device by Neosensory Reduces Tinnitus Severity

Neosensory, a technology company designing solutions for hearing impairments, has published new results in their recent scientific study of Duo, their therapeutic intervention for tinnitus (ringing in the ears). The group of participants who used Neosensory's Duo solution daily for eight weeks reported clinically significant reduction in their tinnitus severity. The paper has just been published in the International Tinnitus Journal: Bimodal stimulation for the reduction of tinnitus using vibration on the skin:
https://hearingreview.com/hearing-loss/tinnitus/wearable-tinnitus-device-by-neosensory-reduces-tinnitus-severity

13) OTC Hearings Aids At A Pharmacy Near You: Two Experts Weigh In

In October 2022, the FDA's ruling on over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids went into effect, allowing the sale of hearing aids without a prescription. This ruling is intended to make hearing aids more accessible and affordable. Now that hearing aids are available over the counter, you may be thinking of trying them. But what if you need assistance selecting or adjusting OTC hearing aids? Can your pharmacist help?
https://www.healthyhearing.com/report/53431-Pharmacists-otc-hearing-aids

14) Elon Musk Said Neuralink Is Ready For Humans. Regulators Disagreed. | Mashable

Application denied. That's what regulators with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had to tell Elon Musk's brain implant company, Neuralink, after it sought the green light to begin human trials. Furthermore, it seems unlikely that Neuralink will receive an approval soon, at least not within any timeframes that Musk has previously mentioned. The news of the FDA's denial of Neuralink's application comes from a new report by Reuters. The outlet spoke to more than half a dozen current and former employees who shared details of the rejection, which actually came about a year ago. The FDA's denial was not publicly known before:
https://mashable.com/article/neuralink-fda-application-rejection-report

15) Should Apple Be Allowed To Block Innovative ChatGPT Tools?

Last month, BlueMail rolled up an update to its email client. Part of that included a feature called Gem AI. This helps users through suggestions around context, offering relevant information for email summaries, and generating automated responses. Apple said no:
https://medium.com/nextwithtech/should-apple-be-allowed-to-block-innovative-chatgpt-tools-be9c625922f6

16) The Big Visions Book Series From Vision Australia

Introducing Big Visions Books. Each biography is about an Australian hero living with blindness or low vision:
https://shop.visionaustralia.org/matt-formston-surfing-in-the-dark.html

17) How Selma Blair Is Helping to Make Shopping Easier for People with Disabilities

The vCommerce retailer QVC named the actress, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2018, Brand Ambassador for Accessibility:
https://people.com/health/selma-blair-partners-with-qvc-brand-ambassador-accessibility/

18) Train Operator Creates Accessible Travel Simulation To Improve Inclusion | AT Today

Train operator Northern has gained a prestigious national award for its unique and innovative approach to improving accessibility on trains and at stations, including its accessible travel simulation and mobility scooter permit scheme. The Accessible Travel Simulation “Serious Game” by Northern won the Customer Service Excellence category at the Rail Business Awards last week and has been developed to support people who are anxious or need Passenger Assistance, including disabled customers and those with hidden conditions, to build confidence to travel by train:
https://attoday.co.uk/train-operator-creates-accessible-travel-simulation-to-improve-inclusion/

19) Should Special Educators Earn More Than Other Teachers? | Disability Scoop

Special education teacher and aide jobs are some of the most demanding and hardest to fill. Now, one state is considering paying these educators 20% more than their general education counterparts:
https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2023/03/07/should-special-educators-earn-more-than-other-teachers/30275/

20) Aging and Vision Loss Bookshelf | American Printing House

Many adults lose their vision later in life and may have difficulty adapting to their vision loss, which can have an impact on their daily life. These APH Press books provide information and resources for adults experiencing vision loss, their families, and professionals who serve them:
https://www.aph.org/aging-and-vision-loss-bookshelf/

21) These Tools Help Visually Impaired Scientists Read Data And Journals

Nearly 240 data scientists have proved themselves nimble enough at their work to be certified instructors for the 'tidyverse', a popular package for manipulating and visualizing data in the R programming language. JooYoung Seo is unique among them — the first blind instructor to gain certification:
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-00645-6

22) Three Ways AI Supports People with Disabilities in the Workplace | Accessibility.com

The hot topic of Artificial Intelligence is becoming increasingly popular as ChatGPT continues to surprise the world with its impressive abilities. ChatGPT is OpenAI's trained language model that communicates conversationally. Although the impact of this technology on the corporate world isn't yet clear, AI has inarguably been rapidly changing the way we work for a while now. While some changes due to AI cause controversy, many of its benefits are cause for celebration:
https://www.accessibility.com/blog/three-ways-ai-supports-people-with-disabilities-in-the-workplace

23) New Sound Navigation Technology Enables The Blind To Navigate | MedicalXpress

A new study by researchers at Reichman University's Brain Cognition and Technology Institute directed by Prof. Amir Amedi has shown that visual navigation areas in the brain can be activated using sound. By traversing mazes using sound information instead of visual information after training, visual navigation areas were activated:
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2023-03-technology-enables.html

24) Accessible Design in the Age of Artificial Intelligence | Cam Waller | Accessibility.com

Artificial intelligence (AI) 's recent emergence has revolutionized how we interact with technology. AI has been making our lives easier and more efficient in many ways for quite some time. And recently, it's been receiving a lot of attention as new uses have become more available to consumers:
https://www.accessibility.com/blog/accessible-design-in-the-age-of-artificial-intelligence

25) Craft Activity for St. Patrick's Day | Paths To Literacy

This St. Patrick's Day craft activity for students who are blind or visually impaired works on fine motor skills, as well as positional concepts:
https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/craft-activity-st-patricks-day/

26) Astro Access is Making Space for Disabled Astronauts

AstroAccess is a winner of the 2023 Gizmodo Science Fair for pushing for universal accessibility in the space environment and for running pathfinding tests in zero-gravity with help from disabled individuals:
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2023/03/astroaccess-is-making-space-for-disabled-astronauts/

27) Future Siri Could Talk to Who Ever is Calling You and Take Notes

Apple wants Siri to work the phones for you, make and receive calls, arrange appointments, or just play back different voicemail messages to your partner and your boss:
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/02/28/future-siri-could-talk-to-whoever-is-calling-you-and-take-notes?utm_medium=rss

28) OpenAI Debuts Whisper AI for Speech to Text Transcription

Whisper is an automatic speech recognition system that OpenAI claims enables "robust" transcription in multiple languages as well as translation from those languages into English. It takes files in a variety of formats, including M4A, MP3, MP4, MPEG, MPGA, WAV and WEBM:
https://techcrunch.com/2023/03/01/openai-debuts-whisper-api-for-text-to-speech-transcription-and-translation/

29) Ads in Audio Books is a Cursed Idea That Won't Go Away

Audible is testing advertisements on some audiobooks and podcasts, though it currently remains unclear which 'free' titles have ads and which don't:
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2023/03/ads-in-audiobooks-is-a-cursed-idea-that-wont-go-away/

30) It's Always Sunny Is Officially TV's Least Shutting-Up-Est Show | AV Club

It's not a secret that the "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" Gang likes to talk, what with the vast majority of the show's plots eventually devolving into its five central weirdos attempting to verbally badger their victims, each other, and sometimes just reality itself into submission. A new study would seem to confirm that, as WordFinderX—which, as far as we can tell, mostly concerns itself with helping people cheat at Scrabble — analyzed subtitle data from a ton of American TV shows and determined that Sunny had the highest words per minute, at 176.2. Which might not actually be ideal, in terms of accessibility; there's a "six-second rule" in subtitle creation that suggests a two-line snippet of dialogue should be on the screen for about six seconds, which is roughly 140 words per minute. (That being said, we found at least one academic paper that notes the “rule” is nebulous in origins, and that viewers can actually handle, and enjoy, faster text.) In any case, Sunny for sure pushes those limits; its nearest competitor is the now-ended Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which averaged 174.6 words per minute:
https://www.avclub.com/its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-words-per-minute-1850188851

31) Website Accessibility Guide: Accessibility Made Easy in 2023 | Mark Holden | Website Planet

Publisher: (Di Blasi): Trigger warning. This article promotes Accessibe, one of the many software overlays that claim to make any website "instantly accessible." I just want readers to know that we are keenly aware of the consensus amongst many AT professionals regarding these kinds of software overlays, but it is our duty to report the news. Outside of the article claiming that Accessibe is the "fastest and easiest" way to become accessible, it also details many other ways to achieve accessibility, and why you should do so, even without using a software overlay. Mark Holden: A website with accessibility issues prevents both disabled and able-bodied users from getting the most out of your site, its content, and — if applicable — the products and services on offer. It isn't fair, nor particularly viable, to deny a huge portion of your audience access to your site. Furthermore, depending on what country you are in, it may also put you at risk of lawsuits. In many cases, your website must be usable by everyone. But where do you begin? Your entire site needs to be evaluated with accessibility in mind. All text must be displayed on a background with sufficient contrast, all images require descriptive alternative text, and all interactive elements should have metadata explaining their purpose. And that's just the easy stuff — deeper flaws in design or functionality may require a significant overhaul. In this article, I'll give you valuable tips and guide you through the changes necessary to ensure your site is accessible to all:
https://www.websiteplanet.com/blog/website-accessibility-made-easy-ultimate-guide/

32) Sam Ash Class Action Claims Website Not Fully Accessible To Visually Impaired, Blind Visitors

Jahron Black has filed a class action lawsuit against Sam Ash Music Corp. Black claims Sam Ash violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by allegedly failing to make its website fully accessible to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The class action lawsuit was filed in New York federal court on March 6, 2023:
https://topclassactions.com/disability-class-action-lawsuit/sam-ash-class-action-claims-website-not-fully-accessible-to-visually-impaired-blind-visitors/

33) Accessible Crossword Puzzle App | Paths To Literacy

These crossword puzzles are accessible to students who are blind or visually impaired, using a screen reader or Voice Over. The content corresponds to all areas of the standard general curriculum for grades 5-12:
https://www.pathstoliteracy.org/resource/accessible-crossword-puzzle-app/

34) Five Strategies For Supporting Students With Special Educational Needs Online | British University in Dubai | Tendai Charles

Five practical tips educators can use when teaching students with special educational needs on an online, blended or hybrid course:
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/campus/five-strategies-supporting-students-special-educational-needs-online

35) Caregivers Of Adult Children With Disabilities May Qualify For Time Off Work, Feds Say | Disability Scoop

Federal officials are introducing a variety of new resources to help family caregivers who need time away from work to support an adult child with a disability:
https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2023/03/06/caregivers-of-adult-children-with-disabilities-may-qualify-for-time-off-work-feds-say/30271/

36) Social Media Star Who Advocates For Blind Community Set To Get 'Life-Changing' Gene Therapy

The sight-saving gene therapy Luxturna can cost more than $1M out of pocket:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/adam-brown-luxturna-tiktok-advocate-1.6764510?cmp=rss

37) The Cascading Consequences of An Accessibility Issue | Kelly Ford | The Idea Place

My wife and I have been on what I've called the Escape Winter tour during part of the coldest part of the year for the past few years here in Wisconsin. We tend to book properties through various services, one of which is VRBO. Little did I know that property owners can you review you as a guest through VRBO's system. Imagine my surprise when for the first time this year in renting multiple properties I received an email saying a property owner had rated me and to see the rating, I had to submit my own review. Well, I wouldn't be writing here if as you can guess, trying to write a review, I encountered some serious accessibility issues. Beyond the immediate frustration of not being able to submit a review, I learned that other property owners can see how you are reviewed in this same system. So, you have people submitting ratings of how you were as a vacation renter that you are not able to read until you submit a review. But I'm not able to submit the review:
https://theideaplace.net/the-cascading-consequences-of-an-accessibility-issue/

38) I'm A Badass Blind Babe — Walking Down The Street With My Cane Is Powerful

A self-proclaimed "badass blind babe" is opening people's eyes to what it's really like not being able to see. Jessie Wolinsky, 30, is using her handicap and social media presence to empower herself and others while also educating them about her disease:
https://nypost.com/2023/03/10/im-a-badass-blind-babe-walking-with-my-cane-is-powerful/

39) 'Tactile Tours': How Can 3D Printing Facilitate Access to Art and Culture For the Visually Impaired?

Valentin Hauy is a voluntary association dedicated to the support of visually impaired people in France. Created in 1889, it deploys a large number of actions throughout the country to allow the visually impaired easier access to education, to the world of work, but also to culture. In 2022, the association organized the Tactile Tour, a new and interactive temporary exhibition. The latter consists in presenting 12 relief reproductions of world-famous works such as Leonardo da Vinci's Self-portrait and Vitruvian Man or Raphael's The Marriage of the Virgin. The objective is simple: to discover art through touch. Blind and visually impaired people have the opportunity to feel the work by coming into contact with it. The exhibition is of course accessible to everyone, and sighted people can extend the experience by participating in the visit blindfolded. Headsets are available to provide a detailed description of the works that the visitor touches:
https://www.3dnatives.com/en/access-art-and-culture-with-3d-printing-visually-impaired-090320235/

40) 5 Recipe Sites To Find Dishes And Food Recommendations By Ingredients

Wondering what to cook with the ingredients and groceries you have at home? These recipe search websites will recommend cooking something based on what you have at hand without needing to go shopping for additional items:
https://www.makeuseof.com/recipe-sites-find-dishes-food-recommendations-by-ingredients/

41) Disney Branded Television's 'Firebuds' Addresses Disability Representation In Upcoming Episodes | Yvette Nicole Brown And Lou Diamond Phillips Among Guest Stars

Disney Branded Television's animated series Firebuds from Emmy-winning creator and executive producer Craig Gerber (Disney's Elena of Avalor and Sofia the First) follows a team of young first responders and their talking vehicle sidekicks. Two upcoming episodes, titled “Cleft Hood” and “All That Jazzy,” will spotlight disability representation addressing volunteerism, community service, teamwork, wheelchair use, and cleft palate disorder:
https://deadline.com/2023/03/disney-branded-televisions-firebuds-disability-yvette-nicole-brown-1235282882/


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March 13, 2023 through March 17, 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 15, 2023 and March 16, 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 15, 2023 | Basics of PowerPoint Remediation (Digital Accessibility Webinar) | Access Ingenuity

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Join Rachel Reeves from Access Ingenuity to learn how to make your PowerPoint file as accessible as possible for screen readers. Learning Outcomes: Highlight the Microsoft Office formatting features and how to leverage them to create the most accessible end-product possible. Explore the accessibility tools in PowerPoint, such as the Reading Order pane, and how to add alternative text. Go through the steps in creating a clean PowerPoint Accessibility Check. | Meeting ID: 814 0695 7950 | Passcode: 584298 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,81406957950#,,,,*584298# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Join Zoom Meeting:
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March 16, 2023 | FCC Meeting To Consider Accessibility Items

7:30AM PT, 8:30AM MT, 9:30AM CT, 10:30AM ET, 3:30 PM GMT
On February 23, 2023, the FCC announced a tentative agenda for the Open Commission Meeting scheduled for 10:30 am EST on Thursday, March 16, 2023. The meeting will be held in the Commission Meeting Room, 45 L Street N.E. Washington, D.C., and will be streamed live with open captioning at https://www.fcc.gov/live. As part of the agenda, the Commission will consider:
https://www.fcc.gov/fcc-march-16-meeting-consider-accessibility-items

March 17, 2023 | On My Terms: Working With Visual Assistance Apps | Older Individuals Who Are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC)

12PM PT, 1PM MT, 2PM CT, 3PM ET, 8PM GMT
What could someone do if they had visual assistance whenever they needed it, not just when it was convenient for someone else? Banking, shopping, traveling, cooking, setting a thermostat, getting knowledgeable help with the computer — a whole range of aging-in-place tasks can be done with assistance from a smartphone app. Join Aira's Jenine Stanley and Be My Eyes' Hans Wiberg to learn more about visual interpreting and specialized help through their apps. Find out how visual assistance fits into the tools to access the world as someone who is blind or low vision:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpcOytrTwrG9eXb-eE_kJSY1RM4_8amlEU

March 21, 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 21, 2023 and March 22, 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 22, 2023 | Navigating The Open Seas Of JAWS And Fusion 2023 | The Lighthouse For The Blind, Inc. | March Community Assistive Technology Webinar

4PM PT, 5PM MT, 6PM CT, 7PM ET, 12AM GMT on March 23, 2023
Ahoy! Join Light House webinar captain Tim Paulding and Co Captain Everett Elam, along with Ron Miller, Vispero Blindness Technology Product Specialist, as we sail the open seas of the new features in JAWS and Fusion 2023. Discover powerful updates, enhanced browsing, improved braille support, and seamless integration. Ask Ron your questions and participate in the Q&A. Register now to learn from leading authorities on assistive technology's intersection into the mainstream and chart your course toward empowerment and independence! 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:
https://thelighthousefortheblindinc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DuhrGxUrQja3DdHnby7xFQ

March 22, 2023 | Features of the ONYX OCR (ACVREP CE Approved, Assistive Technology Webinar) | Access Ingenuity

10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT
The ONYX OCR magnifies and reads aloud any document. The voice, magnification, and high contrast make reading easier. Change your focus from reading magnified texts to letting the ONYX OCR read them when it becomes too tiring. Place your document under the fixed OCR camera on the left and activate the speech function. Enjoy listening to a text as it is read aloud by a high-quality voice without straining your eyes. This four-in-one solution integrates two separate cameras: one for transforming text-to-speech output and one for magnifying documents and observing the room around you. You can see what you want across the room or at your desk. Join Ian Ramos from Access Ingenuity and Joe McDaniel from Vispero to discuss the features and benefits of the ONYX OCR model. Note that everybody is welcome and can benefit from this presentation. If you are a teacher of the visually impaired (TVI), ACVREP continuing education credit is approved for this presentation. Learning Outcomes: How the ONYX OCR incorporates two low-vision technologies. Different uses of the ONYX OCR. How it differs from the other ONYX models. Why having OCR in a portable unit can be a game changer. | Meeting ID: 848 0272 3291 | Passcode: 894571 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,84802723291#,,,,*894571# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84802723291?pwd=V0l6NmVUTFZmQU9oNjRqcXRNTi9FUT09#success

March 22, 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 22, 2023 | Federal Government Career Opportunities Applying for Federal Job March 2023 | U.S. Department of Labor

10:30 AM PT, 11:30AM MT, 12:30PM CT, 1:30PM ET, 6:30PM GMT
This Event will be a Virtual Online Event and Registration is required to attend. To register for this event go to the following link below. The U.S. Department of Labor's mission is to protect workers, job seekers and retirees. During this virtual session staff from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and Office of Human Resources will share information with students about the following: Protecting Your Workplace Rights. How to Prepare a Federal Resume. Navigating USAJobs Website. How to Apply for a Federal Job. At the end of the session you can get your questions answered:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/federal-government-career-opportunities-applying-for-federal-job-march-2023-tickets-569966293527

March 28, 2023 | VPAT ® 101: Introduction to the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template

2PM PT, 3PM MT, 4PM CT, 12PM ET, 5PM GMT
Presenter: Brian Elton, Practice Manager, Training. A Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is a great way to document your product's accessibility, but many companies are unaware of their existence and how to use them. Join Brian Elton, Practice Manager, Training from TPGi for answers to questions such as: What information is contained in a VPAT? Is a VPAT just for websites? Is every organization required to have one? How can a company secure a VPAT? Is it better to create it in-house or get a third party involved? TPGi's webinar will answer those questions and more, and explain how your organization can benefit from a VPAT. Register for the webinar:
https://www.tpgi.com/webinar-march-28-at-12pm-et-vpat-101-introduction-to-the-voluntary-product-accessibility-template/

March 28, 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 28, 2023 | Beyond the Alt Tag: Accessible Name | Great Lakes ADA Center

10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT
Continuing Education Recognition Available. The reasoning, best practices, and available technology for creating accessible images and text alternatives has evolved over the last several years. Expert web developers are building upon the foundation of text alternative techniques such as "alt tags" to newer concepts such as "Accessible Name" and "Accessible Description" for HTML. This approach provides better accessibility. During this webinar, Access Board staff will describe how they employ these updated concepts when developing the Guides to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards. Participants will understand the reason for these changes and will gain practical strategies for adding “Accessible Name” to their vocabulary and tool kits. Target Audience: Open to all, but of noted interest for experienced web developers. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning:
https://www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/session/?id=111045

March 29, 2023 | How to Design and Test for Accessible Learning Modules (Digital Accessibility Webinar) | Access Ingenuity

10AM PT, 11AM MT, 12PM CT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT
Various eLearning course authoring platforms help content authors quickly create online courses to deliver on desktop and mobile devices. Many platforms allow course creation that supports the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The platforms provide tools to address fundamental accessibility issues, such as implementing accessible course controls, accessible videos (including support for both captions and transcripts), keyboard support, and the option to incorporate accessible quizzes within a course module. However, authors must correctly implement the accessibility features and be aware of the fundamental accessibility limitations in each platform they need to resolve to meet the requirements. Join Michael Parker to learn how to design and test for accessible learning modules. Learning Outcomes: Understand the accessibility limitations of your platform, such as Storyline, RISE 360, etc. Learn techniques to make many common elements accessible. Learn about common mistakes to avoid when authoring content in your learning module platform. Learn about accessibility testing strategies to ensure the content you produce is accessible. | Meeting ID: 875 9093 7816 | Passcode: 136374 | One tap mobile: +16699009128,,87590937816#,,,,*136374# US (San Jose) | Dial by your location: +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) | Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87590937816?pwd=ajJGZy9XSFR0U2NTOGdsRkdRY3pnZz09#success

April 4, 2023 | Online Graduate Programs in Special Education Webinar | Ball State University

4PM PT, 5PM MT, 6PM CT, 7PM ET, 12AM GMT on April 5, 2023
Register below to attend a webinar about Ball State's online graduate special education programs: Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism. Master's in Special Education. Graduate Certificate in Autism. Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis:
https://admissions.bsu.edu/register/?id=56e048a3-0e21-46ae-85fd-5e66bf62da88&utm_source=Partner_DisScoop&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=OSL_DisScoop&utm_term=March_23&utm_content=RegToday

April 5, 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 8, 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 19, 2023 | 2023 Helen Keller Achievement Awards | American Foundation for the Blind

http://bit.ly/3YsScrX

April 25, 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 3, 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 9, 2023 through May 12, 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 13, 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 16, 2023 through May 18, 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 18, 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 2, 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 23, 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 7, 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 27, 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 25, 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 22, 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 21, 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 26, 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 24, 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 6, 2023 through November 10, 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 28, 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 26, 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: Access Ready, Inc.


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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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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.


Sponsor: APH ConnectCenter


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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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Get all the different types of WayTags so you can try the BEST accessible labeling system around. Use the coupon code TryTags to get a WayTag Sampler Pack for just $9.99. Plus, you get FREE shipping. Use the WayTags along with the free mobile app to label your things with a description and other important details, so you can spend less time figuring out what things are, and more time getting things done.
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Sponsor: Pneuma Solutions


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Those who need accessibility accommodations aren't strangers to jumping in with self-advocacy to achieve it. But, what about the rest of us? When explaining the benefits of a reasonable accommodation to one's place of work or school. This is where our self-advocacy kits come in. Pneuma has written up customizable email templates you can modify according to your situation. We cover a variety of different advocacy scenarios. Simply choose your scenario, answer a few simple questions, adapt the language, address it to the right person, and submit it! Self-advocacy has never been easier:
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NSITE works with employers to identify potential candidates who are blind, low-vision, and/or veterans. From there, NSITE assists with accessibility needs, onboarding, and training, then prepares both parties for job placement. Our work does not end there; it continues with ongoing support to accommodate changes in accessible technology and employer requirements.

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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.

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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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Volunteer Publisher Since: November 7th 2022

Location: Mayfield Heights, Ohio

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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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Editorial Contributor #2: Jenna Lang (Volunteer)


Volunteer Editorial Contributor Since: November 7th 2022

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST/CDT) (GMT-6/GMT-5)

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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