What We Are Reading
2014 January 31
Here are a few articles that caught our attention in the last month:
- “The Beauty of Space Comes to the Visually Impaired” from Time Magazine, January 9, 2014. This is exciting work comes from our friends at SAS. You can also read the full Hubble press release about the work. Excerpts: “In addition to the VoiceOver and read aloud options, the book also will offer closed captioning, a compatibility option for people with hearing aids, and a high-contrast feature for those with low vision….The book’s developers also will provide tactile overlays for about 10 to 12 images in the book. …The National Braille Press is making 200 overlays that will be available for free upon request”
- “8 trillion reasons to make your technology accessible” IT World blog, January 7, 2014.
- “Microsoft Will Help Launch a New Association for Accessibility Professionals” Microsoft Accessibility blog, December 17, 2013.
- “CFP: ‘Accessible Future’ Workshop in Austin, TX” Chronicle of Higher Education blog, January 7, 2014.