Social Media Accessibility

Social media has created a newer, faster and more efficient way of communication than ever before.  Forget typewriters, postcards, and letters when you can send a message over Facebook that will be received in seconds. But have you stopped to think about the accessibility of these ever-growing platforms? Screen-reading programs are used by the visually […]

Leader Dogs for the Blind

Leader Dogs for the Blind is an organization that focuses on providing dog guides to people who are blind and visually impaired to enhance their mobility, independence, and quality of life.  Leader Dogs for the Blind has expanded its services to provide other programs to enhance a person’s independence and quality of life in other […]

Accessible CAPTCHAs

You may recall a blog post we wrote a few months ago about audio CAPTCHAs and the problems they present.  We came to the conclusion that the audio CAPTCHAs option is usually too distorted for most people to interpret.  Since then we have discovered a few alternatives that may be more accessible. Images This type […]

Ball State Student with Disabilities Wins National Debate Tournament

R.J. Crace is the first student ever to win the President’s Award for outstanding contribution to public debate.  This award is typically given to teams or coaches, but this year Crace took home the prize for his hard-earned accomplishments.  Completely blind and hearing impaired, Crace went up against many challenges to help his team win […]

Interview with American Council of the Blind of Indiana’s President John Huffman

Today we would like to introduce John Huffman, the current president of the American Council of the Blind of Indiana.  After earning his degree in Political Science at Indiana University and obtaining his Master’s in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois, John worked for over 33 years in human resources or equal […]

CAPTCHA Treats Visually Impaired Like Robots

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSarah Norman is the new media intern for the Fall/Winter 09-10 year!  She will be blogging, tweeting and managing content for all of our social media outlets. If you are interested in guest blogging or have information on assistive technology to share, email Sarah at Signing up for […]