The Blind Access Journal has a good blog post Petition Asks Yahoo to Tear Down “No Blind People Allowed” Sign.
Read that, or just go straight to the Yahoo’s Accessibility Improvement petition and sign it to support web accessibility! I’m #710.
You can also learn more about accessible CAPTCHA on the Web Axe podcast from a few months back.
The BBC reports on a new technology from IBM that helps visually impaired access content of web video. The tool is codenamed “A-Browser” and should release later this year. IBM hopes to make it free.
Technology giant, IBM, is soon to launch a multimedia browser to make audio and video content accessible to people with vision impairments.
Dennis converses with Mark McKay founder of SpokenText.net which is a new, free online application that converts documents to audio files. Excellent tool for making documents accessible by providing an alternative format. Good for iPod usage also!
Download Web Axe Episode 42 (SpokenText web app)
This site allows you to upload text (.txt), Acrobat (.pdf) or Word (.doc) files and have them converted to spoken audio. We also let you record emails, text from a website or enter the text you need converted directly.
Dennis explains some types of disabilites and different kinds of tools used to help access the web.
Download Web Axe Episode 25 (About Impairments and Assistive Technology)
[Transcript for Episode 25]
Did you know that 1 in 12 people have some sort of color deficiency? This episode discusses colors and web accessibility including color contrast, conveying meaning through color, and CSS colors.
Download Web Axe Episode 16