A friend of a friend is dealing with a life threatening situation with her 10 year old son. On spring break, while on a cruise, the child, Justin, become very ill. A helicopter came to get him and fly him to a hospital where it was discovered he has acute leukemia. I cannot even imagine […]

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The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) needs your feedback on our roadmap for accessibility certification. And we need you to help get the word out to the accessibility community. Spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, blogs, that the IAAP really, really wants your feedback. Here is the roadmap as it stands now: A Conceptual […]

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I never really knew my Grandma Bertie. She died when I was just 3 months old. Every year, on her yartzeit, we would light the candle in her memory and I would hear the stories about this strong, loving, wise, brave woman. My mom recently shared a newspaper article written about Bertie Gelles by our […]

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I bet my accessibility toolbelt is bigger than yours! I’m always collecting free accessibility tools. Why? Because I like to see what each one does and how it can help me be a better tester. My current toolbelt includes: FireFox Accessibility Tools WAVE Toolbar Web Developer (Firefox Extension) HeadingsMap JIm Thatcher’s Favelets Jon Gunderson’s Accessibility […]

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Dearest darlingest friends ‘o mine, It will come as no surprise to you, that I’m part of a global ‘Hug Campaign’ sponsored by GISHWHES – a Guinness World Record attempt to collect at least 100,000 images of people hugging… and I need YOUR hugs! (by 3pm central time on Sunday, August 18, 2013) All you […]

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Web equality. Cool super powers. No cape required. Don’t wait! Whether you are a coder, a designer, a nonprofit recipient, or a volunteer you can join the coolest web design competition around. Sign up today as a super group or a single hero! The Accessibility Internet Rally is a community hackathon with a unique twist […]

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Today, May 9th, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The point of this day is to increase awareness of the importance of digital accessibility for all people. This outreach is for both geeks and non-geeks. It is for accessibility in learning, playing, working and enjoying life on the web. Because when it comes right down […]

...continue reading Today, May 9th, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) – What are you doing to celebrate?

I’ve been living in the world of digital accessibility for over a decade now. I know so much about helping people who are blind, deaf and/or mobility impaired. But the area I’m weakest in, is cognitive disabilities. And, let’s be honest, that topic can feel overwhelming. Where are the lines about what is possible and […]

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