Movies with Descriptions: Accessibility in Entertainment

Remember the Media Access Group at WGBH?  We wrote about them in our Accessible Movie Theaters post a while ago.  Now we are pleased to discover that this fine organization has complied a comprehensive list of movies that are available on DVD with audio description. Audio description allows for more accessibility among people with disabilities. […]

Indianapolis Vision Awareness Day

WHAT: Indianapolis Vision Awareness Day WHEN: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Easter Seals Crossroads (5th Floor), 4740 Kingsway Drive, Indianapolis, IN Low Vision Awareness – Discover the benefits of video magnifiers, computer screen magnification software, technology that reads books, bills and mail aloud, and more! Blindness Awareness – Learn […]

Improved Standards for Library Accessibility

Did you know that starting next year, the Indiana Library and Historical Board will adopt new standards concerning accessibility?  In 2011 anyone will be able to access an Indiana library’s catalog from any computer that has an internet connection.  According to Indianapolis Business Journal, nearly a third of Indiana’s libraries are already using online catalogs.  Imagine […]

Indiana Center for Accessible Materials

The Indiana Center for Accessible Materials (ICAM) is an online project managed by the Office of the Associate Superintendent, the Indiana Department of Education.  This project’s mission is to team up with educational facilities to provide accessible formats for students with print disabilities.  Some of its services include: Serving as a state repository for textbooks […]

Empowering People with Partners in Policymaking

If you aren’t satisfied with how things are run in your community, the best way to change a policy is to get educated and involved!  This year, consider applying for Partners in Policymaking Academy.  It’s an eight month long training for people with disabilities (or parents of children with disabilities) to learn about the procedures in […]

2010 RESNA Conference in Las Vegas

What: RESNA 2010 and International Symposium on Quality of Life Technology When: June 28-30, 2010 Where: Red Rock Casino Spa Resort, Las Vegas Why: This annual conference is for those who wish to learn about the latest assistive technology available for people with disabilities.  Here you will be exposed to sessions related to computer access, […]