accessibility

Be My Eyes: an iPhone app connecting blind people with volunteers to read live video and answer questions.

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FS Me. Fontsmith Me “FS Me is [a type family] designed to aid legibility for those with learning disability. FS Me was researched and developed in conjunction with - and endorsed by - Mencap, the UK’s leading charity and voice for those with learning disability. Mencap receive a donation for each font licence purchased.”

Related: Read Regular, a typeface for people with dyslexia.
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screenfont.ca. Discussion of readable type for captions and subtitles from the Open & Closed Project. See, for instance, this critique of existing typefaces for HDTV captioning.
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The Open & Closed Project. “A new research project headquartered in Toronto. Our main goal is to improve quality by setting standards for the four fields of accessible media – captioning, audio description, subtitling, and dubbing. We’ll develop those standards through research and evidence-gathering. Where research or evidence is missing on a certain topic, we’ll carry it out ourselves. We’ll test the finished standards for a year in the real world, then publish them. Then we’ll develop training and certification programs for practitioners. ” Not much there yet, but I like this direct approach. I hope legislative advocacy will follow.
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Universal Design in the Washington Post. A nice introduction. And nice to see some mainstream exposure.
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Falling. In the U.S., falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among people 65 and older. ‘Environmental risk factors may contribute to about half of all home falls.’ More stats from the CDC.
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Travel with a Disability Photo Group. More Flickr solidarity.
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Only 11 percent of NYC subway stations are wheelchair accessible. That’s 53 of 468 stations. The MTA’s $192 million earmarked for wheelchair accessibility through 2009 will make 15 more stations accessible.
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