(curated from DN! by Lifekludger)
Many cable companies refuse to list the titles of shows that air on public access television stations in their on-screen guides. Now media activists are pushing for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to intervene.
Complete article at source: http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2013/8/7/cable_companies_urged_to_make_public_access_television_shows_more_accessible
(curated by Lifekludger from Sony & Amazon Ask to Exempt E-readers from Accessibility Law )
A group of e-reader manufacturers including Amazon, Sony, and Kobo, are petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to exempt the devices from federal accessibility laws.
Complete article at source: http://www.deque.com/sony-amazon-exempt-e-readers-accessibility-law
Like many of you, I use the Google Maps application on my smartphone, a lot. Whether I need to locate the nearest convenience store or find the closest BART stop, having a map in my hand with a realtime “you are here” dot is an incredible convenience.
via Pocket http://codeforamerica.org/2012/05/18/crowdsourcing-accessibility-maps-with-axsmap/
Today I spent a few hours in the Leap motion offices talking about the web possibilities of this cool new technology. On the way back we had an internet connectivity outage, so it was a great opportunity to start playing with some of the ideas. Here is a video of what I am working on.
(curated from Playing with Leapmotion for accessibility by Lifekludger)
Complete article at source: http://christianheilmann.com/2013/07/31/playing-with-leapmotion-for-accessibility/