Category: “assistive technology”

Podcast #70: Lots of News & Events

Download Web Axe Episode 70 (Lots of News & Events)

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In the News

Events/Conferences

CannyBill and BrowseAloud

I’ve recently been contacted by two companies with products relating to web accessibility, so I thought I’d pass on the information.

CannyBill

A very slick and accessible web application for invoicing and billing. Online demos and a free account is available. CannyBill is a product of dpivision.com Ltd who have also developed some other pretty cool software such as Tradingeye.

CannyBill is a web-based invoicing and billing solution for businesses and web designers. Easily create, send and manage invoices and accept payments online via credit card. You can also sell your products and services using order forms which your customers can signup to and even link to live API’s…

BrowseAloud

BrowseAloud is a text-to-speech solution which reads website content aloud and addresses the needs of those citizens with:

  • Mild Visual Impairments
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Literacy Difficulties such as Dyslexia
  • English as a Second Language

BrowseAloud is a zero impact solution for webmasters and is free to end users. Within the USA there are a number of organizations using BrowseAloud to improve the accessibility of their website, including:

  • House of Representatives
  • Human Rights Education Associates
  • St Marys County, Maryland

Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference

The 11th Annual Accessing Higher Ground conference, subtitled Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference, will be November 11- 14, 2008.

The University of Colorado at Boulder is hosting the event at the beautiful Millennium Harvest House hotel in Boulder, Colorado.

I may be speaking at this conference so I hope you can attend!

More about Accessing Higher Ground, in their words:

Accessing Higher Ground focuses on the implementation and benefits of Assistive Technology in the university and college setting for sensory, physical and learning disabilities. Other topics include legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance, and making campus media and information resources – including Web pages and library resources – accessible.

Web Accessibility Conference (Nov 11-14, Boulder, CO)

The University of Colorado-Boulder is hosting the 11th Annual Accessing Higher Ground Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference, November 11- 14, 2008.

The main topics include:

  • implementation and benefits of Assistive Technology in the university and college setting
  • legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance
  • campus media and information resources, including Web pages, accessible

The web site describes the event as:

Disability Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder presents Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference for Education, for Businesses, for Web and Media Designers