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Video captions improve comprehension
An assistant professor says his results show captions can be beneficial to all students.
Music for All with Open Source Software
Did you know that Louis Braille, who invented the language that allows blind people to read by touch, was an organist and cellist, and therefore also created a Braille language for reading music? Despite that, less than 1% of the repertoire is available for blind musicians, and what exists is hard to find, expensive, and requires complicated (and expensive) software to use.
See what happens when open sources, and music meet accessibility!
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!
GLOBAL COMPETITION SEEKS WEB PROS AND NONPROFIT ORGS TO MAKE THE WEB MORE ACCESSIBLE TO PEOPLE WIT
Award winning community collaboration matches IT professionals, advocacy and arts organizations, and web accessibility experts to build a fully inclusive Web.
John Slatin AccessU 2014 dates announced!
Save the date! John Slatin AccessU will be coming back to St. Edwards from May 12th - 14th, 2014 and AccessU Post conference on May 14th - stay tuned for registration information, speakers, and more!
OpenAIR has recruited 20 teams and 20 nonprofit organizations
OpenAIR has recruited 20 teams and 20 nonprofit organizations to participate in the Open Accessibility Internet Rally (OpenAIR) Open AIR is in its second year as a virtual contest and evolved from 14 previous years as a local accessibility awareness and skills training program. Teams of web developers learn about accessibility and put their new skills to work on behalf of NPOs from all over the world. The kick-off event, through which teams will be matched to their NPO "clients" will take place on Thursday Oct 23rd at the Stadium Room of the JJ Pickle East compound on North Burnett Road in Austin Texas. But you don't have to be in Austin to attend. For details abut how to attend virtually, contact Mike Rush firstname.lastname@example.org
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.