While the digital age has improved accessibility, there are still many barriers with technology. I have noticed a lot of tweets in my timeline about accessible PDF documents. Then my investigation commenced. Here are 2 ways to make your PDF document accessible: It is only natural to presume that there is an app out there … Continue reading 2 Ways to Accessible PDF Documents
Interesting events in Nova Scotia are very hard to come by, so when I saw Maayan Ziv share a Facebook post about Access Kindness Instameet, I had to have a peek. I have to admit I had no clue what an "instameet" is and thought it to be some new "hip" term for hanging out. … Continue reading WorldWide Instameet 15: Access Kindness
Makiko and I have been busy lately!
In August, we went to Florida for work – a Project SEARCH conference.
In September, we moved Mom to Colorado.
In November, we went to visit Mom for Thanksgiving in Colorado.
In December, we went to Houston for a work conference and are now in Colorado visiting Mom and family for the holidays!
Traveling can be tough for anyone, but especially if you have a disability. I have always loved traveling. It was a lot more frustrating though when I was a cane user, especially when flying alone, because I had to depend on one of the airlines’ escorts to help me to and from my gate. Most of them are incredibly slow to get there, aren’t in any rush, and usually are only trained to help people in wheelchairs, not those of us who don’t need a wheelchair. When I…
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I was at Jack Astors on Front St Toronto, and I asked where the washrooms were and was told they are down stairs. I noticed that a lot of businesses and restaurants in Toronto have their washrooms in the basement, what is with that? Most businesses and restaurants in Toronto are most likely inaccessible because, … Continue reading Designing Accessibility
You want to know something incredible? Accessibility of iPhones Have you ever really looked through the accessibility features on the iPhone? I have recently purchased the iPhone 6S and the features are incredible. I often wondered how persons with visual impairments may be able to navigate touchscreen phones. My friend Sarah was very fluent with … Continue reading 3 Thoughts On iPhone Accessibility