This week we look at some fun resources. You can sponsor a guide dog puppy and give it a name at the same time. Smiling children will be celebrated in Turkey. Make coffee by talking to your coffee maker.
There are also several deaf resources. Spread the Sign provides a multi-language encyclopedia of sign language videos for learning new words. CaptionTube makes your captioning easier to manage, but don’t get sloppy.
This captioning software is free and easy to use… there is no reason not to caption your youtube videos
- Name a Pup Challenge
Name a puppy while donating to support the Guide Dog Foundation and its programs
- Keyboard Accessibility for Web Applications
Snook discusses how the new Yahoo! Mail is keyboard accessible. It’s a great insight into the coding strategies.
- Bikeworks helps deaf volunteers with wheels
These volunteers travel around helping teach sign language and raising awareness. These bikes keep them mobile.
- Colleges With The BEST Learning Disability Programs
Just because you have a learning disability doesn’t mean you can’t compete in college. Find out what college programs support the learning disabled.
- Brandon T. discusses CSUN and his AAC device
Meeting Brandon was the highlight of CSUN. Nate Ebrahimoon, of the Yahoo! Accessibility Lab, interviews Brandon Tanioka at the CSUN 2011 conference. Brandon introduces Nate to his AAC device.
- Kudos for Accessibility
Santa Cruz County in California recognized and rewards accessibility within the county. Way to go Santa Cruz!
- Cape must upgrade bocce court’s accessibility
Cape Coral is facing possible legal action if a city bocce ball court isn’t made ADA compliant.
- The sloppiest captions ever
Do sloppy captions bother you?
- Access Exchange International
Access Exchange International helps create accessible transportation around the world.
- Smiling Child Festival – Gülen Çocuk Şenliği – Türkiye Omurilik Felçlileri Derneği
The 5th Annual International Smiling Child Festival will take place April 25 to 28 in Istanbul, Turkey. It helps children of all abilities socialize with each other in a safe, fun environment.
- Disability protesters go on a remote offensive
Many disabled people are horrified at the proposed changes to benefits but, for some, street protests are unrealistic. How do people with disabilities protest?
- AFB Online Banking Accessibility Survey
Take the “bank accessibility survey” from the American Foundation for the Blind
- World of MS – Life with MS
Get advice on living with Multiple Sclerosis from the World of MS
- Eugenics Timeline
The history of Eugenics at the Museum of disAbility History.
- iPhone/iPod Touch Voice Commands Cheat Sheet
Easy to use cheat sheet for learning the voice commands on your iPhone.
- Struggling to Reduce Dense Content Into Chunks Without Requiring Multiple Clicks
This ongoing project seeks to make a school’s curriculum more accessible to those with learning disabilities.
- Speak n Brew: Voice Operated Ten Cup Coffee Maker
Brewing coffee has just got easier if you have difficulty seeing or simply don’t care to look at the screen
- Media Access Australia
This website is an accessible source of news on media access developments and practical information.
- WearaBraille, a virtual wireless Braille keyboard, with an iPhone and…
Great video explaining the virtual braille keyboard concept.
- 10 Tools for Evaluating Web Design Accessibility
Looking to make your website more accessible but not sure how? Here’s a great start.
- Preparedness Videos
Preparedness 4 Deaf includes a series of instructional videos, using sign language, to prepare deaf individuals for emergency situations.
- VSA Arts: Diagnosis of a Faun
Diagnosis of a Faun draws choreographic inspiration from Nijinsky’s Afternoon of a Faun and dancer Gregg Mozgala’s first-hand experience with cerebral palsy.
- Spread the Sign – Sign language dictionary
Spread the sign allows you to search for a term and view videos of people giving sign language interpretations from various countries.
- KynnysKINO – Etusivu
KynnysKINO film festival is a forum for novel and alternative points of view presenting vast and astonishing scopes of human mind and body.
- International Useful Links
Find useful accessibility resources around the world with the APCD Empowerment Cafe
- Dasher On-Screen Keyboard
- Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) w/captions and description
This video demonstrates how a universal service would allow people to personalize their use of technology.
Tags: Closed Captions, Deaf, Down Syndrome, Learning disability