Accessibility described using Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD) – Part 2 Method Selection

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I’ve already written about my systems-led approach to accessibility research. This series of articles is designed to put a little more flesh on the bone with a detailed look at how OOA/OOD (Object Oriented Analysis and Design) can be used… Read moreAccessibility described using Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD) – Part 2 Method Selection

Accessibility described using Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD) – Part 1 Introduction

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I’ve already written about my systems-led approach to accessibility research. This series of articles is designed to put a little more flesh on the bone with a detailed look at how OOA/OOD (Object Oriented Analysis and Design) can be used… Read moreAccessibility described using Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/OOD) – Part 1 Introduction

Microsoft updates Office for accessibility – new templates, ALT tags, introduces machine learning

On December 2, 2016, Microsoft announced on their Mechanics blog upcoming changes to the Office suite of programs to improve accessibility of content created using Office. Embedded within the blog is a video demoing the changes. For convenience, I’ve embedded… Read moreMicrosoft updates Office for accessibility – new templates, ALT tags, introduces machine learning

Accessible text input using TUP text prediction

1. TUP TUP (Transparent User guided Prediction), is a technique developed in 2006 by¬†Morten Proschowsky, Nette Schultz, and Niels Ebbe Jacobsen. It was aimed at improving the text entry rate on touch sensitive wheels. Remember that 2006 is the year… Read moreAccessible text input using TUP text prediction

Measuring Accessibility

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Welcome to the long read… As a web developer working at the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), I’m expected to create and manage accessible websites. Generally that gets taken to mean, do my sites hit AA (sometimes AAA)… Read moreMeasuring Accessibility

DAISY playing: Sharing digital audio books using international standards

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What do you do if you are an online digital library, and that even with assistive technology, you clients will struggle to select and read your books? A user base for an online service where only 50% of patrons have… Read moreDAISY playing: Sharing digital audio books using international standards