A sample of case studies that demonstrate how geospatial technology and universal design work together to make the world more accessible to everyone.
Tag Archives: accessible technology
Design For Everyone
By understanding the range of abilities and capabilities of the people who use our apps, you can design robust apps that work for everyone.
Microsoft Accessibility Features
With more than 1 billion people in the world with disabilities, there is no limit to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of all those who use it.
London tests LED crosswalk that responds to real-time conditions
A “smart crossing” prototype that uses cameras, sensors, computer programming and a large LED screen installed in the ground — dubbed “Starling Crossing” — has been revealed in London.
Designing an Inclusive Audio Guide Part 1: An Introduction
This is the first post in a series about the development process of The Warhol’s new audio guide.
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Information, and Technology)
The DO-IT Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.
The National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education (AccessIT) provides resources to help educational entities purchase, develop and use information technology that is welcoming to, accessible to, and usable by everyone, including people with disabilities.
US Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy announces $950,000 grant to establish Accessible Technology Action Center
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has announced a fund of $950,000 for grants that will be used to open and operate the Accessible Technology Action Center (ATAC), a new national resource that will facilitate and promote the use of accessible technology in the hiring, employment, retention and career advancement of individuals with disabilities. The ATAC will expand access to information and communication technologies in the workplace for people with disabilities. The center will promote the knowledge, technical skills, tools and leadership strategies needed to address accessibility issues, and will seek to raise awareness of the impact critical accessible workplace technologies have on competitive employment opportunities. The initial grant award will be for 12 months with the possibility of up to four optional years of funding, depending on the availability of funds and satisfactory performance. Grant applications will be accepted until Aug. 31, 2012.