Caption: Presenter Rhea Guntalalib sits in a chair while holding a smartphone.
Register for "How I Use My Phone with a Screen Reader" Webinar
This webinar will cover how a person who is blind does the following:
Unlock the phone
Navigate the home screen
Read, write, and send emails
Make a call
Send a text message
Use the Safari web browser
All Equal Entry webinars are pre-approved for IAAP Continuing Accessibility Education Credits.
Presenter: Rhea Guntalalib - Equal Entry
A totally blind IT Specialist with expertise in Digital Accessibility and Inclusion, Rhea is a content writer, educator, and public speaker. She is also actively participating as a speaker at different events. She conducts ICT-related talks, particularly on the topic of digital accessibility and Inclusive Design. She became a speaker at events like The Philippine Youth Congress for Information Technology (Y4IT), International Usability Congress (Ux Ph), and facilitated a Web Accessibility workshop for the Japan Braille Library in Malaysia.
Date: 60-minute presentation-Tuesday, December 8 at 7 pm Eastern / 4 pm Pacific.
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Caption: Headshot of Accessibility Activist Meryl Evans with the quote, "The No. 1 rule to great captions is readability. If you can't read the captions, none of the other rules matter."
Our October Accessibility Activist was Meryl Evans, Digital Marketing pro, author and expert on captioning. Born hearing-free, Meryl has observed the many shortcomings of poor captioning while herself curating a trove of best practices and technological advances. Read more about Meryl's unique perspective and her 10 Rules of Great Captions in our Q&A
Caption: Roland Dubois and Thomas Logan look at the camera with puzzled expressions as they ponder WebXR.
Roland Dubois and Equal Entry CEO Thomas Logan recently started weekly meetings where they are working collaboratively to investigate and advance the state of accessibility in Web XR experiences.
The question they seek to answer: How many of the well-established and heavily used accessibility features on web-browsers can be translated into the immersive web ecosystem?
They have begun their project focusing on Roland's aframe-gui component, a graphical user interface (GUI) component library for A-Frame. They applied the Accessible Rich Internet Application API to his GUI component library with the goal of exploring how current assistive technologies respond and perform on Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. They will start a dialogue with the primary manufacturers (Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, and Apple) to understand what can be done to ensure better access to XR for people with disabilities. Learn more about their process and follow their journey towards understanding in the blog post Does WAI-ARIA even work with WebXR?
Caption: Screenshot of Gmail Basic HTML interface with email pulled up that only contains a hyperlink as the first piece of content in the body of the message.
In this day and age when technology is at its peak, communication and information dissemination are vital in our highly digital world. One of the strongest and most effective platforms we have for communication is electronic mail. But what happens when such an important and powerful tool for communication turns out to be inaccessible? Equal Entry Contributor Rhea Guntalilab breaks it down in the blog post How Gmail Falls Just Short of Being Accessible.
Caption: Composite split image of the A11yNYC logo and Meetup Presenter Marcy Sutton
On October 6, 2020, Accessibility New York City hosted a meetup entitled "5 Things I Learned from the Accessibility Community." Presenter Marcy Sutton, freelance web developer, accessibility specialist and founding member of the Accessibility Seattle Foundation, offered her unique perspective and professional experience surrounding the realities of working in the field of inclusive design. She shared 5 key lessons learned over a diverse career in accessibility and digital inclusion. Slides from this presentation can be found here .
Here are some of our highlights from the presentation:
Disability and accessibility communities are not always the same
Laws and guidelines
Working in Accessibility or the Mainstream
Testing often for user impact
Accessible doesn't mean boring
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