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Alternative Descriptions comes to Twitter

Probably the most common accessibility error found on websites and digital documents is the absence of an Alternative Description for images and other “objects.” The Alternative Description – sometimes called the “ALT tag” – is a piece of meta code that provides information about the image so that people with low vision, who use a screen reader technology, will know… Continue Reading Alternative Descriptions comes to Twitter

GAAD is this week

GAAD – Global Accessibility Awareness Day – started five years ago with a single blog entry challenging web designers around the planet to make their websites – and all websites – accessible to everyone. Los Angeles-based web developer, Joe Devon asked for this simple commitment: First, let’s agree on a Global Accessibility Awareness Day. This will be a day of the year… Continue Reading GAAD is this week

Low-cost refreshable Braille display set to revolutionise the market

The following comes from E-Access Bulletin: [pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”blue” class=”” size=””]A device that could become ‘the world’s most affordable refreshable Braille display’[/pullquote] A device that could become ‘the world’s most affordable refreshable Braille display’– costing around 80-90% less than current systems – has been unveiled, and should be available for purchase later this year. The Orbit Reader 20… Continue Reading Low-cost refreshable Braille display set to revolutionise the market