The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) explains that on Veterans Day, we “honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.” In conjunction with Ohio State’s observation of Veterans Day, and in recognition of the recent opening of Ohio State’s Office of Military and Veterans …Read more at the full article: Mobile and Web Apps Connect Veterans With Much-Deserved Support
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This hands-on workshop was facilitated by Ken Petri, Director of Ohio State’s Web Accessibility Center, who reviewed a number of high quality established and emerging browser-based tools for assessing how usable your web pages are for users with disabilities. During the workshop, Ken also gave an overview of Ohio State’s web accessibility standards and highlighted practical ways …Read more at the full article: Usability for All: Free Tools for Evaluating Web Accessibility (11/6/2012)
Did you know that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month? This national campaign is organized by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy, to raise awareness about disability employment issues and to celebrate how American workers with disabilities make important contributions at their workplaces.
As cultural views about disability have changed over time, …Read more at the full article: Award-Winning Disability Employment Apps Offer Another Way to Enrich the Workplace
We joined Ken Petri, Director of Ohio State’s Web Accessibility Center, for a hands-on workshop that focused on authoring content in PowerPoint so that even those with vision impairments and other disabilities can easily review the PowerPoint documents’ content. The workshop also highlighted best practices for converting PowerPoint presentations to PDF documents that are usable …Read more at the full article: Usability for All: Creating PDF Presentations from PowerPoint (10/23/2012)
Facilitated by Ken Petri, Director of Ohio State’s Web Accessibility Center, this hands-on workshop focused on ensuring that your course’s HTML content in Carmen is accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. We looked at how to use the accessible HTML templates available in Carmen to organize your page content so that it is attractive and …Read more at the full article: Usability for All: Accessible Content in Carmen (10/2/2012)
…. A window opens. It’s a common saying and it turned out to be very true for how the Disability Studies Digital Storytelling Workshop (DSDS Workshop) came to be this Summer 2012.
Our original plan had been to recruit and bring to campus Central Ohio deaf and hard-of-hearing high school age students to the OSU campus …Read more at the full article: When a Door Closes….
Ice Cream Sandwich (Accessibility) Leaves Me Cold…
I just got a new “Ice Cream Sandwich” (Android 4.0) tablet. It’s a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, the 7-inch model. The Tab is a nice little device, and I’m a big fan of the Android operating system generally. However, accessibility of the Android platform has been a problem from the …Read more at the full article: Android (Still) Not Very Accessible
Ohio State’s last Spring Quarter Commencement will be held Sunday, June 10. Many soon-to-be-graduates, along with their families, friends, and other well-wishers, are using numerous forms of technology to help with travel and festivity planning. Recently I caught up with some graduating Digital Union student employees to learn about tech tools they recommend, and/or are using for their …Read more at the full article: Ideas and Mobile Apps for Commencement Planning and Celebrations