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Blind Federation criticises Captcha security test
The National Federation for the Blind says its members are unable to sign an e-petition calling for printed material to be more accessible to the visually impaired because of "Captcha" security.
Accessibility in K-12
Knowbility staff is currently working with several major education publishers on K-12 and college readiness
courseware projects, guiding the publishers in accessible courseware for distribution to schools and
community colleges in more than 25 states. In Texas, we’re working with the Texas Virtual School Network
(TxVSN) and ISDs around the state. The school and classroom-level personnel are working mighty hard, and
learning fast, to make their course accessible and they’re doing a great!
The 2012 AIR-Interactive & AIR-Austin Winners Have Been Announced!
The winners from the 2012 Accessibility Internet Rally were announced tonight at the 2012 Dewey Ceremony & AIR-Interactive Awards! Congratulations to all who participated in this program - in AIR, everyone is a winner!
AccessWorks Adds Video Captioning to Repertoire
In addition to document remediation and user experience testing, Knowbility’s AccessWorkers are now doing video captioning and audio description as part of our AccessWorks offerings. AccessWorks employs people with disabilities as PDF compliance experts and web accessibility testers. AccessWorkers are in San Antonio, Dallas and Austin. We planning to add more workers as the jobs keep rolling in!
Knowbility welcomes Richard Schwerdtfeger, CTO Accessibility at IBM, to the Board!
We are excited to announce the newest member of our Board, Rich Schwerdtfeger. Rich has served this year as Program Chair for Open AIR, and has grown that program to the international event it is today!
Attend John Slatin AccessU in person or online!
Now there are two ways to attend John Slatin AccessU – in person or online!
If you are among the lucky ones who will gather in Austin, we are looking forward to welcoming you in person next week. But if you can't travel at this time, you can still attend a (shorter, less comprehensive but still) GREAT lineup of accessibility classes right At Your Desk.
And the OpenAIR 2012 award goes to...
We would like to congratulate or OpenAIR 2012 award winners!!!
In the basic category, the award goes to Team Canada: Black Creek Community Health
and, in the advanced category, the award goes to Basic Semantics: The Virginia Home
AIR Expanding Beyond Austin to Make it an International Competition
The Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) competition is one of the most successful efforts to grow the awareness of accessibility on the Internet. I was very honored when Knowbility approached me to help them take AIR to the next level. This year we will be expanding AIR beyond Austin to make it an international competition that better leverages social computing and online learning to grow the impact of AIR.