A Note To Our readers Mark Riccobono is the new president of NFB, that nation’s largest group advocating for people with vision impairment. I find him an interesting choice as president of the organization. This is a letter Ive drafted to him regarding NFB, technology and its recent resolution asking Apple to require accessibility for… Read more about An Open Letter To Mark Riccobono
Introduction For years, I’ve heard anecdotal reports that JAWS, the world’s most popular screen reader, has more bugs, is less reliable, more unstable and of a generally poorer quality than some of its competitors. In that same period, starting in 1998 and continuing until today, I have never seen a single bit of quantitative evidence… Read more about Job Access With Bugs?
Introduction Over the past few weeks, those of us who follow such things have heard two major announcements from GW Micro, the first announcing that they had decided to start selling consulting services and the second announcing that they had been acquired by AI Squared, the Vermont based publishers of the market dominant low vision… Read more about Remembering GW Micro
Introduction For nearly twenty years, the community of people working on disability related issues involving technology have worked very hard to create a set of standards, guidelines and best practices for accessibility. This article intends to explore the history of why the rich set of standards we now have available to developers had to be… Read more about Standards Are Important
Introduction As I wrote in my previous piece, I spent the weekend of 4/12-13 at the QED conference in Manchester, England. This event is run by the terrific people at the Merseyside Skeptics Society (MSS) who did an incredible job of lining up speakers, arranging panels and delivering all of it in an entirely accessible… Read more about Back In The USA