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Travis Prebble “puts people to pedals” by adaptings bikes and trikes for people with physical limitations. He writes about a Catrike recumbent that was modified for a 12 year old missing both legs and a his right hand. Using prosthetics, the rider will be able to strap into clipped pedals. This will be a step up from the method used with his last bike: duct taping himself to the pedals. He specifically requested that calf supports not be used as they gave away his disability from a distance.
A smartphone is a mobile phone that offers more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a contemporary feature phone that just allows you to make outgoing calls and receive incoming calls. As smartphones — like the Apple iPhone and the Android — become more advanced, companies are developing all sorts of games and tools, known as “apps” or applications that you can use on that phone. Some of these apps have proven to be especially helpful for people with brain injury. The phone can be used to remind you of an upcoming appointment or to take medication, or it can be used like a traditional paper notebook to keep all your addresses, telephone numbers, calendar items, lists, and ideas. Please note that BrainLine does not endorse these or any specific products.
<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-78519" title="Braille CU 3" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gadgetlab/2011/10/Braille-CU-3.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="371" /> One group of people has traditionally been left out of our modern tablet revolution: the visually impaired. Our slick, button-less touchscreens are essentially useless to those who rely on touch to navigate around a computer interface, unless voice-control features are built in to the device and its OS. But a Stanford team of three has helped change that. Tasked to create a character-recognition program that would turn pages of Braille into readable text on an Android tablet, student Adam Duran, with the help of two mentor-professors, ended up creating something even more useful than his original assignment: a touchscreen-based Braille writer .
About the Campaign for Disability Employment The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort between several disability and business organizations that seek to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace as well as the dividend to be realized by fully including people with disabilities at work. People with disabilities can and do make important contributions to America’s businesses every day. By implementing good workplace practices, like maintaining a flexible and inclusive work environment, businesses can capitalize on the talents of qualified people with disabilities, benefitting everyone. The Campaign is a collaborative effort between several organizations that are working to raise awareness and change attitudes about disability and employment, including: The Campaign is funded by the U.S.
In Tom Wlodkowski’s office, there is a poster that says “If a man who is blind can get to the top of Mount Everest, then he should be able to get anywhere he wants on AOL.” As AOL’s Director of Accessibility, it’s Tom’s job to make sure this is the case. In fact, it’s Tom’s job to ensure AOL’s products and services are accessible to not only customers who are blind, but also those with other disabilities, including auditory, cognitive and mobility impairments. As part of his responsibilities, he works closely with AOL’s engineers and product developers and helps educate company employees about the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities in the Internet age. He also collaborates with disability and business organizations to increase understanding and awareness of accessibility issues.
Webucator now offers Web Accessibility training based on this tutorial. The web accessibility book, Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance , is provided with the course when delivered for private groups. The Web Accessibility Tutorial itself is also available on the Webucator site.
Section 508 Homepage: Electronic and Information Technology Guidelines and Standards | Home Standards issued by the Board under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act cover access to electronic and information technology procured by Federal agencies. These standards are part of the Federal government’s procurement regulations.