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04/01/2014
Gartner Says Companies Should Deploy Technologies to Address IT Accessibility
"Companies that address accessibility needs in their IT product development are better positioned to leverage those ...
09/11/2013
The Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI) Accessible Devices and Apps database
A database of accessible apps and phones collected by the Mobile Manufacturers Forum
09/11/2013
Tips for Evaluating the VoiceOver Experience of iOS applications on mobile devices.
A presentation from the Accessing Higher Ground Conference 2013 and advice from WebAim.
19/09/2013
New tests show 1 in 4 struggling with spelling, punctuation and grammar
Figures for reading, writing and maths assessments taken by more than half a million 11-year-olds have been published.
29/08/2013
Coping: A survival guide for people with Asperger Syndrome - available for download and on the web
Written by Marc Segar who tragically died in a traffic accident in 1997 - the book is his memorial.
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19/08/2013
Free Vision podcast from RNIB which includes which tablets are most accessible for people with sight loss
This RNIB Free Vision podcast may also be helpful for those with reading difficulties who wish to access materials with ...
29/07/2013
Live Webinar! iPad Apps for Struggling Readers & Writers & Print Disabilities
Diana Petschauer, ATP (Assistive Technology for Education, LLC) is providing this Webinar 3 Dates & Times September ...
22/07/2013
3Play Media present 'Quick Start to Captioning' - Free Webinar
3Play Media company specialise in captioning, transcription, and translation solutions offer this free webinar ...
05/07/2013
Emptech supports Go ON Gold national campaign to help disabled people get online
Go ON Gold aims to encourage businesses, organisations and policy makers to become more aware of the needs of disabled ...
01/07/2013
“Statutory support for disabled students discriminates against those with greatest need” - says Snowdon Survey
Snowden Trust report highlights the issue for disabled postgraduate students in receipt of the DSA.
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26/06/2013
WIPO - Cross border transfer of accessible formats for print impaired - provisions agreed
Agreement reached on provisions of new treaty to ease access to books for visually impaired persons. For adoption on ...
25/03/2013
Comments about Accessibility in Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft offers links to accessibility options for their online office and others comment.
25/03/2013
Accessible search for YouTube videos
JISC funded project with Henshaw's College to make searching YouTube easy for those with visual impairments.
13/03/2013
Free EASI Webinar on Balabolka the flexible E-reader.
Presenter: Michael Micallef Dip IT, from the Foundation Information Technology Accessibility (FITA) Malta Tuesday 26 ...
13/02/2013
BATA has joined Go ON Gold and is asking individuals to become digital champions
Helping to remove barriers to access to technology and the internet.
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12/02/2013
Helping struggling readers using Load2Learn and Free or Low-Cost technology
Free Online webinar - Load2Learn February 21st, 2013 7:00 PM
05/02/2013
Load2Learn goes free for schools and those supporting print impaired students.
Membership of Load2Learn is free and is available to education professionals supporting print-impaired learners and ...
05/02/2013
Computer Accessibility and Productivity Cue Cards from Dyslexia Action and Load2Learn
Free to download from Load2Learn useful crib cards for working with computers for those with print impairment.
19/01/2013
EASI Free Webinar: ARIA Controls and Menus with JAWS
January 22nd at 2pm Eastern time in USA - Presenter: Dan Clark from Freedom Scientific
13/01/2013
Mobile Accessibility Survey
Juicy Studio survey to help highlight issues around accessibility of apps.
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23/12/2012
JISC TechDis Toolbox updates
A useful resource of strategies for all sorts of productivity tools and assistive technologies.
23/12/2012
CALL Scotland round up the year with their iPad and Books for ALL work
A Christmas letter that leads to lots of useful links about iPads and many other topics.
26/08/2012
Microsoft produce "Accessibility: A guide for educators"
Learn how accessibility features in Microsoft products can be used in the classroom.
04/08/2012
Free Webinar: The DIAGRAM Center: Making Digital Images Accessible
EASI Webinar on Weds August 8th at 11am Pacific time (7pm BST)
26/07/2012
National HE STEM Programme South West launch disability resources
New resources for those working with disabled students considering Science Technology, Engineering and Maths courses.
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