Like myself, many of you probably use streaming websites and services over the Internet to listen to music, read or listen to books, and to watch TV. With this is mind, I thought I’d test some of the biggest websites to see whether they worked with the VoiceOver application on a Mac computer, and rate how accessible they are in terms of graphic design as well.
Archive for 2014
This week, I’ll be discussing how speech recognition can be used to control computer technology. This is nothing new, however, it is often misunderstood and as it’s being rolled out to different computer platforms with differing success and considerations, we thought we’d better take a fresh look.
If you like Star Trek, you’ll know that the Borg are part lifeform, part machine! Wearable Technology might not quite be the same thing but I thought I’d have a look and see what wearable technology we could adapt to serve the needs of disabled people (sorry…that’s more Star Trek 😉
In my 14 years of working with disabled people and the technology designed to help them, I have spent a lot of time with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). The type of AAC that I have been involved in is provided by computer technology, a branch of electronic assistive technology (eAT).
I came across a campaign started in America known as ‘#Gamergate’. This is essentially a community that is opposed to women being leading figures within the gaming community, which of course is completely wrong. I decided to take a closer look at ‘Gamergate’ and then look into how disabled people are portrayed in games and whether they are portrayed fairly – or indeed if they are portrayed at all.