• The Real Reason Your Website Should Be ADA Compliant and Accessible
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    The Real Reason Your Website Should Be ADA Compliant and Accessible

    (calming music) – People take for granted independence and being able to do things on your own. (calming music) You get tired as a person who is blind or visually impaired asking for help for things that should be accessible. – I use the internet a lot for my job as well as my personal life. I use it to communicate with my coworkers, I use it to communicate with my friends, I use it to make appointments, I use it to make phone calls. – The web has taken some time but we’re moving. It’s in a better place than it has been. The issue which is accessing the…

  • Synote: a web-based video and audio annotation tool
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    Synote: a web-based video and audio annotation tool

    I’m Mike Wald and I lead the accessibilities team here at the web and internet science group in ECS at the University of Southampton. Synote came out of some work I’d been doing for quite a long time in collaboration with an organisation called the Liberated Learning Consortium who worked with IBM on the use of speech recognition initially for transcribing lectures for deaf students. The idea was that speech recognition had come along and wouldn’t it be great to be able to use speech recognition live in classrooms to transcribe lectures. We found that deaf students liked this, but we also found that dyslexic students liked it because they…

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    Oregon Aging and Disability Resources Connection Website Overview

    Welcome to the Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon. In this brief tutorial you will learn how to change the font size and how to translate the content into seven different languages. You will also learn how to do a quick search for resources and how to navigate into helpful information and links on this website. So let’s get started. From the home page you will see four entry points: Explore your options, Search for resources Connect with your local ADRC, and Plan and prevent. To change the font size you’ll go to the upper right corner where the 3 “A’s” are and click on the “A’s” to change…

  • How Can We Include Students with Disabilities in Computing Courses? (Audio Described)
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    How Can We Include Students with Disabilities in Computing Courses? (Audio Described)

    [ music ] [ music and title narration ] (Narrator) We take our smartphones, computers and gadgets for granted. But behind all this technology is a skilled workforce of software developers, systems administrators, Web developers and programmers. There’s an increasing demand for individuals who have technical skills. An understanding of computing is important for these opportunities. We often talk about broadening the participation of females as well as racial and ethnic minorities in computing courses, but what about including people with disabilities? (Richard Ladner) Worldwide there’s one billion people, about 15% of the international population have a disability, according to the World Health Organization. So, if you like, that’s a…

  • Diners are upset over OCD waiter | What Would You Do? | WWYD
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    Diners are upset over OCD waiter | What Would You Do? | WWYD

    Two three, okay, I hear you come finally Hi Is everything all right with your table? It’s great. Thanks Actually, look if you want me to move you to a different table I can yeah, no, it’s fine Okay, you said yeah. No. I just I need to be sure that you’re sure cuz I can move your table is fine No stunts. No, you can’t you touch that and if you’re sick Then I could get sick and I’m gonna be serving food and you would get sick then everyone gets sick. Oh my god, dude What are you crazy? No, he’s not crazy. He’s just showing the classic…

  • Nathan’s NDIS Story- Today Tweed Heads, tomorrow Hollywood
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    Nathan’s NDIS Story- Today Tweed Heads, tomorrow Hollywood

    (uplifting intro music) My name is Nathan. I was raised in Banora Point with my mum, dad and my brother. Well, I like to host. I like to dance and I like to sing. My dream job is hosting. [Mel] At the moment we are rehearsing for Night of Abilities. We also do exercise. We discuss healthy choices. We discuss living. Nathan also has singing lessons which he just loves. Well, Mum, she had that call on the NDIS thing, and organized all the funding to make something big. To make it something fun and joyful. The Night of Abilities is an opportunity for young adults with different abilities to…