It’s not all fun and games in the Yahoo! Accessibility Lab… but it’s pretty close. Watch our resident guide dog yodel! Playtime continues with Boundless Playgrounds, kids using iPads, and using virtual reality immersive games to reduce pain during burn treatments.
We also have stories about a photojournalist returning to work after losing his legs in Afghanistan, a man that could hear his eyeballs move, and accessible baseball stadiums.
- Boundless Playgrounds
Boundless Playgrounds builds accessible playgrounds. Find out more about this organization in this short film.
- Nippi Vehicles – Disabled Vehicles and Motability
The Nippi is a cool Vespa powered scooter for people in wheelchairs. It’s more of a motorcycle than motorized wheelchair.
- Logocentrism: The tendency to privilege speech over non-speech in closed captioning
When closed captions mistakenly privilege speech over non-speech they can be distracting and contribute little to our understanding of how sound functions in a scene! Read our latest post to find out which Tom Cruise movie makes this captioning mistake!
- Design Life Now: National Design Triennial 2006: Hunter Hoffman
Snow World uses an immersive virtual environment of an ice world to relieve pain in burn victims. It’s an amazing project from University of Washington
- Journey Into Dyslexia
Interviews of people with dyslexia are featured in this HBO documentary: Journey into Dyslexia
- Toyota’s wedding gift to an amazing bride: a wheelchair van
Rachelle Friedman became paralyzed during her bachellorette party in 2010. Toyota and Braun worked together to create the ultimate wedding gift, a customized van.
- Back in Action and Back on Page 1
Photographer Joao Silva lost his legs last October when a land mine exploded under him in Afghanistan. He’s back to work for the New York Times, hitting the front page with this image.
- Silence of Love : Thai Life Insurance Commercial (English Subtitled)
This Thai life insurance commercial follows the daughter of a deaf man, a suicide attempt, and the recognition of a loving father. It’s a tear jerker!
- Comic-Con’s Disabled Fans
San Diego’s KQED’s feature on Comic Con includes some great photographs of fans.
- TAFN Welcomes you to Sue’s Kitchen, our accessible cookery guide
Welcome to Sue Pallett’s kitchen, where accessibility is always in good taste.
- Knee/Lap Mug
These coffee mugs are great for those in wheelchairs. They’re made to rest on the knee or between the legs.
- How to hackday: lessons from Interactivism
FutureGov has some helpful information on putting together a hack event. Here are some lessons learned from a recent hack day for accessibility.
- New Accessibility Controls In IOS 5 May Convince You Apple Wants The Button Dead
Is the button dead? Well, we may see if this statement plays out in the upcoming iPhone 5.
- Accessibility Research and Experiences at Yahoo’s Accessibility Lab
Happy 1st birthday Yahoo! Accessibility Blog! Thanks to the best contributors, readers, Facebook friends, and Twitter followers for your support
- Abnormally Funny People
Catch the hosts of BBC Ouch and more for abnormally funny standup in Soho, London.
- FabCab Builds Universal Design Prefabs for “Aging in Place”
Architects use Universal Design to create a home for people to age in place. It also looks pretty fab.
- About ALS – The ALS Association
Help find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease with the ALS Association.
- 4 Ways iPads Are Changing the Lives of People With Disabilities
Touch devices like the iPad are revolutionizing the lives of children, adults and seniors with special needs.
- STOP: Fire Hazard
Are wheelchair users fire hazards? Our latest post from Gimp ‘Tude discusses the issues this notion creates
- iPrompts® for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
iPrompts, for iPhone and iPad, provides an icon-based scheduler and education platform for people with short term memory loss and learning disabilities.
- Not expected to live following motorcycle crash, patient is back on his feet
Mary Free Bed is a rehabilitation hospital. This video introduces 79 year old Roger, who is walking again after a horrible motorcycle accident.
- Emotions run high when deaf infants first hear their mother’s voice for the first time
This video shows a baby’s reaction as he hears his mother’s voice for the first time. Cochlear implant surgery is now commonly performed on children less than 1 year old.
- OOSH Braille Watch
This braille wrist watch concept also speaks the time when needed.
- AbleGamers’ Web Game of the Week:Hungry Sumo
Able Gamers tell you how you can keep your Sumo Wrestler happy and in charge. If you can use a mouse, you can play this game.
- Ballpark Access | Yahoo! Accessibility
Do wheelchair users get better or worse seats at ballparks? Read our latest post from Different Spokes to learn all about Ballpark Access!
- I Have a Voice: Perspectives
What is your voice? Here is one perspective.
- Coloured Wheelchairs
Colours in Motion creates customized wheelchairs. They design them for sports, fashion, and painting the town red.
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Tags: BBC Ouch, humor, IPad, New York Times, University of Washington, wheelchair