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Making Computers Accessible

Disability Rights and Digital Technology

Author: Elizabeth R. Petrick

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421416468

Category: Computers

Page: 208

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In 1974, not long after developing the first universal optical character recognition technology, Raymond Kurzweil struck up a conversation with a blind man on a flight. Kurzweil explained that he was searching for a use for his new software. The blind man expressed interest: One of the frustrating obstacles that blind people grappled with, he said, was that no computer program could translate text into speech. Inspired by this chance meeting, Kurzweil decided that he must put his new innovation to work to "overcome this principal handicap of blindness." By 1976, he had built a working prototype, which he dubbed the Kurzweil Reading Machine. This type of innovation demonstrated the possibilities of computers to dramatically improve the lives of people living with disabilities. In Making Computers Accessible, Elizabeth R. Petrick tells the compelling story of how computer engineers and corporations gradually became aware of the need to make computers accessible for all people. Motivated by user feedback and prompted by legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, which offered the promise of equal rights via technological accommodation, companies developed sophisticated computerized devices and software to bridge the accessibility gap. People with disabilities, Petrick argues, are paradigmatic computer users, demonstrating the personal computer’s potential to augment human abilities and provide for new forms of social, professional, and political participation. Bridging the history of technology, science and technology studies, and disability studies, this book traces the psychological, cultural, and economic evolution of a consumer culture aimed at individuals with disabilities, who increasingly rely on personal computers to make their lives richer and more interconnected.

Giving Voice

Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality

Author: Meryl Alper

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262035588

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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How communication technologies meant to empower people with speech disorders -- to give voice to the voiceless -- are still subject to disempowering structural inequalities.

The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities

Author: Jentery Sayers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317549082

Category: Social Science

Page: 20

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Although media studies and digital humanities are established fields, their overlaps have not been examined in depth. This comprehensive collection fills that gap, giving readers a critical guide to understanding the array of methodologies and projects operating at the intersections of media, culture, and practice. Topics include: access, praxis, social justice, design, interaction, interfaces, mediation, materiality, remediation, data, memory, making, programming, and hacking.

Ensuring Digital Accessibility through Process and Policy

Author: Jonathan Lazar,Daniel F. Goldstein,Anne Taylor

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128007109

Category: Computers

Page: 246

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Ensuring Digital Accessibility through Process and Policy provides readers with a must-have resource to digital accessibility from both a technical and policy perspective. Inaccessible digital interfaces and content often lead to forms of societal discrimination that may be illegal under various laws. This book is unique in that it provides a multi-disciplinary understanding of digital accessibility. The book discusses the history of accessible computing, an understanding of why digital accessibility is socially and legally important, and provides both technical details (interface standards, evaluation methods) and legal details (laws, lawsuits, and regulations). The book provides real-world examples throughout, highlighting organizations that are doing an effective job with providing equal access to digital information for people with disabilities. This isn’t a book strictly about interface design, nor is it a book strictly about law. For people who are charged with implementing accessible technology and content, this book will serve as a one-stop guide to understanding digital accessibility, offering an overview of current laws, regulations, technical standards, evaluation techniques, as well as best practices and suggestions for implementing solutions and monitoring for compliance. This combination of skills from the three authors—law, technical, and research, with experience in both corporate, government, and educational settings, is unique to this book, and does not exist in any other book about any aspect of IT accessibility. The authors’ combination of skills marks a unique and valuable perspective, and provides insider knowledge on current best practices, corporate policies, and technical instructions. Together, we can ensure that the world of digital information is open to all users. Learn about the societal and organizational benefits of making information technology accessible for people with disabilities Understand the interface guidelines, accessibility evaluation methods, and compliance monitoring techniques, needed to ensure accessible content and technology. Understand the various laws and regulations that require accessible technology Learn from case studies of organizations that are successfully implementing accessibility in their technologies and digital content

Making Libraries Accessible

Adaptive Design and Assistive Technology

Author: Char Booth

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838958621

Category: Computers

Page: 44

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As a provider of public space and digital content, your library is duty-bound to promote equitable access to all users, regardless of whether they use assistive technology. In this issue of Library Technology Reports, editor Booth makes the case that that attention to the core principles of consistency, flexibility, and simplicity go hand in hand with libraries’ commitments to open information and accessibility. Even when staffing levels or resources aren't ideal, libraries can substantially improve the experience of people with disabilities. In this issue, expert contributors address standards, spaces and services, devices, websites, and collections, offering advice on Assistive technology products, including screen readers, literacy software, and speech input E-books and e-readers for users with print disabilities, with charts comparing accessibility features of the most common e-readers The nuts and bolts of using HTML, CSS, Javascript, or JQUERY for accessibility Best practices for evaluating vendor database compliance

Access for All

Zugänge zur gebauten Umwelt

Author: Wolfgang Christ

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034603878

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

View: 4439

Erschließung und auch Barrierefreiheit sind zentrale Themen in der Architektur und im Urbanismus. Zugang oder Access ist heute auch ein Schlüsselbegriff in anderen Bereichen wie Wissen und Bildung, Gesundheitswesen usw. Dieser Titel widmet sich dem Thema der Zugänge in Architektur, Städtebau und angrenzenden Disziplinen.

The Promise of Accessible Technology

Challenges and Opportunities : Hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session ... February 7, 2012

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Access technologies

Page: 71

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ACM Transactions on Computer-human Interaction

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Human-computer interaction

Page: N.A

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Museum Practice

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Museum techniques

Page: N.A

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2005 IEEE International Conference on Service Operations and Logistics, and Informatics

Proceedings : August 10-12, 2005, Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing, P. R. China

Author: Robin G. Qiu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business logistics

Page: 1168

View: 921

CQ Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Daily Labor Report

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Working class

Page: N.A

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Universal Design Handbook

Author: Wolfgang F. E. Preiser,Elaine Ostroff

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071376051

Category: Architecture

Page: 960

View: 9669

100% ACCESSIBILITY ANSWERS The Americans With Disability Act Accessibility Guidelines state the minimum requirements you must meet--but don't tell you how to do it. This complete HANDBOOK does--and goes beyond with solutions to intransigent problems, innovations from abroad, and a wide-scoped vision of design that truly is universal. Packed with examples of standards and design solutions from influential nations around the world -- including, of course, the United States and the proposed new Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines -- UNIVERSAL "Universal Design Handbook" covers the full scope of accommodation issues from universally-designed buildings to Internet accessibility. Open these pages for wide-ranging accessible design answers: * Residential, commercial, workplace, office, educational, recreational, and entertainment * Elderly and/or disabled people, and children * Vision, hearing, touch, and developmental disabilities as well as mobility limitations * Telecommunications, information technology, and electronics accessibility * Automobile and product design * Outdoor, wilderness, and children's play areas * Healing design * Assessment of individual needs * Legal issues and cases * International standards, from the ADAAG to Japan, Canada, Australia, and more * Problem-solving case studies from around the world A BOOM IN DESIGN WITHOUT BOUNDARIES: As baby boomers reach their golden years and the number of permanently disabled people in the U.S. hovers around 50 million, design that welcomes everyone grows more popular and more necessary. Building on legal mandates for public accommodations in the US andelsewhere, universal design that works for all people, of all ages and abilities, has become not only a kinder, gentler choice, but a wiser and more economically farsighted one as well. In fact, accessibility answers have become need-to-know information for construction professionals. Here, for smart architects, designers, builders, and planners is the first complete, one-stop source of information on all the standards. This "Handbook" explains not only major international standards but offers inspiring design solutions from around the world as well. ON THE CD-ROM: Technical and Design Data * Proposed Rule of the Americans With Disabilities Act and Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines * Downloadable ADAAG and dimensional standards * Amendments to the ADAAG

Social inclusion

societal and organizational implications for information systems : IFIP TC8 WG8.2 international working conference, July 12-15, 2006

Author: Eileen Moore Trauth,IFIP Working Group 8.2

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 417

View: 3465

This book presents the proceedings of the Working Conference on the societal and organizational implications for information systems of social inclusion. The contributed papers explore technology design and use in organizations, and consider the processes that engender social exclusion along with the issues that derive from it. The conference, sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.2, was held in Limerick, Ireland, in July, 2006.

Journal of Disability Policy Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: People with disabilities

Page: N.A

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Tigerman

Roman

Author: Nick Harkaway

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641160677

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8031

Auftritt für einen Superhelden der besonderen Art Giftiger Regen, der den Kindern die Stimme raubt. Ein unterirdisch brodelndes toxisches Gemisch, das an die Oberfläche drückt – das Ökosystem der Insel Mancreu ist dank skrupelloser Chemiekonzerne komplett verseucht. Die internationale Gemeinschaft beschließt die Zerstörung der Insel, was allerlei Gesindel auf der Jagd nach schnellem Profit anzieht. Eine echte Herausforderung für Ordnungshüter Lester Ferris. Und dann ist da noch der Junge: ein Comicbuch-verrücktes Straßenkind, das Lester als Herz gewachsen ist. Er hat sich geschworen, ihn zu beschützen – und muss zu einem außergewöhnlichen Helden werden. Auch in Nick Harkaways neuem Roman spielt wieder ein Ensemble skurriler, fein gezeichneter Figuren auf, angeführt von einem ziemlich angekratzten Superhelden, der der Grenze zwischen Gut und Böse mehr als einmal gefährlich nahe kommt.

Library & Information Science Abstracts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Information science

Page: N.A

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Accommodating Disabilities

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: People with disabilities

Page: N.A

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Der Neurochirurg, der sein Herz vergessen hatte

Eine wahre Geschichte

Author: James R. Doty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783958031104

Category:

Page: 320

View: 644

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