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E-Access Bulletin Access to technology for all, regardless of ability - ISSUE 182, September 2016.
A Headstar Publication, produced with the support of Thomas Pocklington Trust:
Global Accessibility Awareness Day - May 19th 2016
Think about easy access and use of technologies for those with disabilities - have a look at all that is going on!
Inclusive Design 24 hosted by The Paciello Group for GAAD
24 hours of webinars for free all about digital accessibility
UKATNews has sent out another interesting email about latest AT ideas
The news covers a wide range of assistive technology items from AAC to AT for the elderly and across all disabilities
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E-Access Bulletin: March 2016.
Headstar Publication, produced with the support of Thomas Pocklington Trust back online and via email
‘Digital Mindfulness’ workshops for staff and students
Edge Hill University providing some interesting sessions that make you think about how you are using technology.
EASI Free Webinar on Firefox extension tool Functional Accessibility Evaluator
Functional Accessibility Evaluator, AInspector Sidebar and Accessibility Bookmarklets
Thursday Dec. 3: 11 Pacific, ...
Up to date information on desktop and portable speech recognition from CALL Scotland
"With Speech Recognition you can speak to your computer, tablet or smartphone to control it, give commands and ...
Dyslexia Action: Guide for choosing a tablet: Christmas 2015 shopping guide
Dyslexia Action Tech Thursday blog about choosing a tablet specifically with dyslexia in mind.
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Dyslexia Action: Guide for choosing a tablet: Christmas 2015 shopping guide
Dyslexia Action Tech Thursday blog about choosing a tablet specifically with dyslexia in mind.
Dyslexia Awareness Week - free ebook 'Dyslexia Explained'
Nessy is giving away a copy of their new ebook 'Dyslexia Explained' for the whole of October.
No Pens Day Wednesday takes place during Dyslexia Awareness Week 2015
No Pens Day Wednesday supports schools and settings to put down their pens and pick up their language to support ...
Office for Mac 2016: A First Look at Accessibility - AFB AccessWorld
VoiceOver support for Office 365 and the new version of MS Office on a Mac
DnA add useful guide to the Disabled Students Allowance application process
Disabled Students' Allowances are available for disabled students applying to study on Higher Education courses at ...
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Karlen Communications advice about Handouts updated along with more advice about making accessible documents.
Conference handouts and more general "how to" documents about accessibility
nOverlay - for when an overlay gets in your way!
Clever screen overlay that allows you to see the images on a web page without the colour tint of your choice for text.
Supporting Writing Difficulties - A Practical Guide from CALL Scotland
The guide is primarily aimed at Teachers, Support for Learning Teachers and ICT Coordinators but should ideally be ...
Top Testing Tools for Accessibility - IAAP webinar
Next IAAP webinar to be held on Wednesday, July 23, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (UTC - 4 hours).
AbilityNet Webinars - new ones this summer and archive of interesting old ones
AbilityNet have many freely available useful webinars on accessibility.
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e-petition 'Stop cuts to funding for disabled and dyslexic students' needs 100,000 signatures
This e-petition will be considered for debate by the Backbench Business Committee should it pass the 100, 000 signature ...
University of Manchester Library launch suite of interactive e-learning resources
"My Learning Essentials" skills programme, designed to help students to develop their academic skills and ...
Universal Design in Higher Education: Promising Practices - online guidance
An online book packed with guidance for all those involved with universal design of curricula and support for students ...
Unified English Braille (UEB) Project Rule Book 2013 - PDF with links
"A reference for a transcriber - Good braille knowledge is essential for effective use of this publication."
First Arabic symbol dictionary to be developed over the next three years
This is a project that is funded by the Qatar National Research Fund and is in collaboration with the Mada Center and ...
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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 ...
The Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI) Accessible Devices and Apps database
A database of accessible apps and phones collected by the Mobile Manufacturers Forum
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.
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.
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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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 ...
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 ...
3Play Media present 'Quick Start to Captioning' - Free Webinar
3Play Media company specialise in captioning, transcription, and translation solutions offer this free webinar ...
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 ...
“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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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 ...
Comments about Accessibility in Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft offers links to accessibility options for their online office and others comment.
Accessible search for YouTube videos
JISC funded project with Henshaw's College to make searching YouTube easy for those with visual impairments.
Free EASI Webinar on Balabolka the flexible E-reader.
Presenter: Michael Micallef Dip IT, from the Foundation Information Technology Accessibility (FITA) Malta Tuesday 26 ...
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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Helping struggling readers using Load2Learn and Free or Low-Cost technology
Free Online webinar - Load2Learn February 21st, 2013 7:00 PM
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 ...
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.
EASI Free Webinar: ARIA Controls and Menus with JAWS
January 22nd at 2pm Eastern time in USA - Presenter: Dan Clark from Freedom Scientific
Mobile Accessibility Survey
Juicy Studio survey to help highlight issues around accessibility of apps.
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JISC TechDis Toolbox updates
A useful resource of strategies for all sorts of productivity tools and assistive technologies.
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.
Microsoft produce "Accessibility: A guide for educators"
Learn how accessibility features in Microsoft products can be used in the classroom.
Free Webinar: The DIAGRAM Center: Making Digital Images Accessible
EASI Webinar on Weds August 8th at 11am Pacific time (7pm BST)
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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POST produces report on 'ICT for Disabled People'
Published on 22 May 2012 shows half disabled people in UK do not use the internet regularly,
WebAim Screen Reader Survey Results for 2012
This is the fourth Screen Reader survey with 1782 respondents.
Vodafone Foundation drive to make mobile Internet open to all.
Vodafone Foundation has today launched the Smart Accessibility Awards, 2012
Funds needed for a group wishing to develop a microblog about disability issues.
Ability Magazine article about an idea for discussing strategies and adaptations using the Tumblr concept.
The third issue of AT Today is now available online
AT Today, the new online magazine keeping you up to date in the world of Assistive Technology
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How to use your Mac without a mouse
Working faster without mouse using a combination of keystrokes - some are not that well known but handy!
ATbar new version with AItype word prediction and Acapela English and Arabic voices
This latest version of ATbar funded by Mada, offers customisation through a market place with many more plugins.
ATbar new version with AItype word prediction and Acapela English and Arabic voices
This latest version of ATbar funded by Mada, offers customisation through a market place with many more plugins.
"The Hargreaves Copyright consultation has implications for your disabled learners..."
Please respond to the consultation quickly as time is running out - March 21st is the closing date.
EASI Free Webinar: How Accessible Are Google Apps?
Tuesday March 20 at 11 AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1 PM Central and 2 PM Eastern (daylight times) Presenters : Greg ...
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European Association of Service and DisabledGo looking for volunteer disabled drivers
Help pioneer a new sat nav service for finding accessible venues, loos and blue badge parking bays.
For us oldies at Christmas - Saga joins the apps world
Over-50s group Saga has come to the rescue with an app that translates hundreds of slang words and phrases used by teens ...
Survey regarding the use of Assistive Technology for students in receipt of a DSA
Please help the team to reach students in receipt of a Disabled Students Allowance
Kindle Fire Usability Findings - Jakob Nielsen
Mobile web sites work best on the 7-inch tablet. Users had great trouble touching the correct items on full sites, where ...
Captioning and Transcription use in Education research from Liberated Learning Consortium
This brief survey aims to understand the captioning and transcription needs of post secondary institutions.
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Speakbook 4th edition now available
Eye pointing communication chart for printing and sharing
New is live
Widgit Software SymbolWorld Team update their symbol based web pages.
RNIB Technology taster events
Throughout November 2011 free local technology taster events throughout the UK
Dyslexia Action free Webinar: Text-to-speech - The Julia Debate
Webinar by Dr Ian Smythe - 17 November, 2011 - 19:00 - 20:00
Free Webinar: Book Review: Managing the Assistive Technology Process
The Nontech Guide for Disability Service Providers. Presenter James Bailey,
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Broadbent Assist Ltd offer DSA information pages
A specific website full of information for those applying for Disabled Students Allowances.
EASI Online Month-long Course: Train the Trainer starting August 1
Introduction to several adaptive technologies used by students with a wide spectrum of disabilities.
Debate around a Copyright Exception Treaty
Interesting article and comments on increased access to copyright books for disabled readers in alternative formats.
Free EASI Webinar on Accessibility and Android Apps for Science
Android Apps for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Presenter Steve Jacobs of Apps for Android
UK Technology4Good Awards - Deadline extended
Nominations will be open until 5pm on Friday 13th May, so that the awards can be promoted at the ND11 Conference.
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EASI Free Webinar: Book Overview: Making Online Teaching Accessible,
Prof Norman Coombs talking about his new book on Thursday, April 28
Note-Taking Made Easy For Legally Blind Students
A Tablet PC and camera combination that has grown into a possible product
Welcome to Bookshare for the United Kingdom
An expanding collection of accessible books available to people in the United Kingdom who have a qualifying print ...
Summify provides you with 5 Articles to read a day based on your Internet reading habits
This may help you manage information overload from blogs, tweets and other feeds
Access2Science - new web site about making Science subjects more accessible
Useful accessibility articles, tips and tricks about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths
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Android Access: Accessible Android apps
Information on accessible Android apps and programs for the blind and visually impaired
WebAIM has published the results of their third Screen Reader Survey.
Highlights from the report that is available online.
Books for All - Seeing Ear Library Providing Enhanced Service
Call Centre announce now open to all a print disability (inc dyslexia) in UK.
ATIS4all Thematic Network launched to facilitate access to AT and accessibility devices
Launched in January - it is easy to sign up and subscribe to the newsletter
Disability and access to mobile phone features - 5 min survey for students
Results from this survey will be available as soon as possible after 18th Feb, 2011.
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David Banes Access Technology Newsletter February 2011
Latest podcast with AT ideas and news plus useful links about web accessibility
Kindle for PC with Accessibility Plugin for US customers only!
International users need to register with US Bank or have US billing address.
Very short survey for any disabled student using a mobile phone.
Ten quick questions about the features on your phone and issues around accessibility.
Take part in WebAIM's 3rd Screen Reader User Survey
Follow-up and update to the original WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey
Changes to the scheduled EASI webinars in January 2011
Useful accessibility Webinars take place later in the month.
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ViewPlus free webinar
Learn more about Nemeth and Language translation for Braille production.
RNIB App and Website of the Month
New feature in collaboration with British Computer Association of the Blind (BCAB).
Accessibility for iPhone and iPad Apps
Thinking of developing apps for those with visual impairments.
Count down to Christmas
A collection of online timers to help with the preparations!
Microsoft Backtracks on Accessibility in New Mobile Operating System
Windows Phone 7 (WP7), does not include the accessibility components
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EASI Webinars on accessibility for early 2011
Webinars already scheduled for January, February and for March 2011
How to Develop Mobile Web 2.0 Applications ?
May be useful for making some Web 2.0 services more accessible
Fix The Web launched to focus on e-accessibility with ATBar
Citizens Online has launched an innovative project called Fix the Web with the aim of addressing e-accessibility issues
Keyboard and Switch Control For iPod/iPad/iPhone Music
Ricky Buchanan ATMac Blog offers more advice aboout AT for Mac portable devices.
SpeechBubble technololgy that gives you a voice
Ace centre provide 'details of nearly every communication aid available in the UK'
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