Explore the world of art, adventure, and applications this week as we share a wide spectrum of stories.
Adventurers of all abilities will enjoy the No Barriers Summit in Colorado. There’s a traveling art exhibition from students around the country. We also look at some new mobile applications that help track allergies, learn ASL, and study the eye’s physiology.
We’ve been putting together video documentation on the new Yahoo! Mail, find out how to use this new product with your screen reader. The videos are also helpful for those who don’t use a screen reader, but want to become more efficient with keyboard shortcuts.
- Artists With Special Needs Featured In National Exhibit – Disability Scoop
Art enables communication, find out what these artists have to say when this exhibition comes to your town.
- Accessibility features on Yahoo! Video | Yahoo! Video Help
Next time you watch videos on the Yahoo! network, keep in mind the following shortcut keys that allow you to control the player from anywhere on the page
- YUI Library Examples: History: History + TabView
Are you building a tab set on your web page? The YUI TabView has built-in ARIA support. Easy Peasy Accessibility!
- The Librarian: WORLD REPORT ON DISABILITY
The Yahoo! Accessibility Librarian says, “The World Report on Disability will help you better understand and appreciate what you do in a broader worldwide context.”
- Custom driving controls made by Independent Driving Systems
The custom controls in this van provide independence and mobility.
- Disability Caregivers Struggling Financially, Emotionally
The survey shows 1 in 3 caregiver families are seeking government assistance, ranging from respite care to housing.
- The Blind Film Critic: Super 8
Blind Film Critic reviews Super 8… Do suspense tricks get a hold of The Blind Film Critic?
- The Librarian: Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him
The Yahoo! Accessibility Librarian picks Until Tuesday, a new book that tells the story of a wounded warrior and an assistance dog
- Central Florida Retina for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
This free iOS app provides in-depth information about macular degeneration and other vision problems.
- Wheelchair Bag Laptray – Trabasack wheelchair bags
This bag has a bean-bag filled side that allows it to double as a laptop work surface. It also stows conveniently on a wheelchair.
- Human Factor: KISS frontman Paul Stanley hears music differently
Being partially deaf didn’t stop Paul Stanley from being a star. He talks about growing up with microtia in this interview.
- Earlier Down Syndrome Test Proves Both Comforting And Challenging
New technology allows earlier testing for Downs Syndrome. This article discusses the technology and decisions parents make with the knowledge.
- No Barriers is for all people, regardless of age, state of mind or physical condition
No Barriers Summit gives people with challenges the technologies and techniques needed to help them live more active lives. nobarriersusa.org
- First Contact | This American Life
What is it like to hear for the first time? It may surprise you. This American Life interviews a man who received a cochlear implant.
- Wheelchair Guide to Choosing Wheelchairs
This complete guide to wheelchair selection will make it easier to find the best option for your body and needs.
- Access Africa: Social Inclusion for All Persons
“Access Africa,” the 5th Africa Forum, is a call to share the continent, its culture and its environment.
- Platon – Scientific Calculator
Geektastic! This scientific calculator has speech output and easy to read buttons/display for visually impaired math students
- Montana man builds 30 years of quadriplegic gaming
Ken Yankelevitz, a Montana engineer, hand-makes unique controllers to give quadriplegics access to video games usually requiring two hands.
- SpeakinMotion Trial for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
This application includes video lessons for people who need speech therapy after a stroke or traumatic brain injury
- The Current State of Cell Phone Accessibility
Darren Burton summarizes the accessibility of current phones, from the iPhone to basic cell phones.
Feature image: Colorado Health Club, by Zach Dischner on Flickr
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Tags: Adventure, Africa, allergy, Children, Colorado, eye, iPhone, Yahoo Mail