We would like to give a big congratulations to A360 president and co-founder Mark Lacek! Mark was recognized in the “Business” section of Pollen Midwest’s “2017 50 Over 50” feature that tells the stories of “fifty of the most inspiring and accomplished leaders from across Minnesota.” The article mentions Mark’s curiosity has played a key … Continue reading A360’s Mark Lacek Recognized in Pollen Midwest’s “2017 50 Over 50”
There was a recent article explaining how people who are blind or visually impaired will be able to visualize the solar eclipse on August 21! Although these people won’t be able to literally see the eclipse, they will be able to enjoy it just like everyone else. The Eclipse SoundScapes Project, created by NASA, will include … Continue reading Alternative Ways to “See” the Solar Eclipse August 21
We would like to share this wonderful article about a new feature from Microsoft for people with disabilities that was inspired by a simple email. Former NFL player Steve Gleason, who has ALS, realizes the importance of technology in the lives of people with disabilities. “I realized pretty quickly after my diagnosis that technology would … Continue reading Microsoft’s “Eye Control” Creates New Opportunities For People With Disabilities
Since iPhones and iPads have become hugely popular, accessibility of these devices is key. Luckily, I have found the iPhone/iPad pretty accessible (but not perfect, of course). The Good One app for the iPhone/iPad I find very useful in terms of accessibility is AudioNote, which is also available for Windows and Mac. When I was … Continue reading iPhone/iPad Accessibility
For many, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) can be confusing. Simply put, WCAG, which was revised in December 2008 and is now WCAG 2.0, is a set of guidelines that define the international standard for website accessibility. Click here for a link to a WCAG overview. Click here for a link to a summary … Continue reading What is WCAG?
Social Media Specialist & Augsburg College Student Link to Peter on Facebook Link to Peter on Twitter Link to Peter on Instagram Link to Peter on LinkedIn Each month, Accessible360 showcases a digital superuser with personal insights into the digital landscape and assistive technology. By getting to know them, we learn more about the importance of … Continue reading Interview with Peter Froehlich
We are excited to announce that Accessible360 is one of nearly 150 finalists for the “Most Likely to Succeed” company in Minnesota by Minnesota Business magazine, and we need your vote! Minnesota Business Magazine is asking people to vote “on which new startups and new businesses are on a trajectory to rise to new heights … Continue reading Vote For A360 Today For “Most Likely to Succeed!”
Paul McCartney and the Beatles could not have said it better when they wrote this song in 1967. As we all get older we wonder who will take care of me when I’m 64. This has become all too real to me and most of my generation. Not to go too “Beatleish” on you but … Continue reading “When I’m 64” and Digital Accessibility
Blogger & Data Entry Specialist Michael on Facebook Michael on Twitter Michael on Instagram Michael on LinkedIn Two Men On Blog Each month, Accessible360 showcases a digital superuser with personal insights into the digital landscape and assistive technology. By getting to know them, we learn more about the importance of digital accessibility, borrow their knowledge, and … Continue reading Interview with Michael Sack
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is looking for volunteers with disabilities, especially those with vision impairments, hearing impairments and/or physical disabilities, to explore various web pages on the MPS site using either a PC or Mac computer. Volunteers are encouraged to explore the website in general as well. Volunteers are then asked to complete a brief … Continue reading MPS Website Accessibility Testing
For many, Google Maps is a useful tool for figuring out how to get around. Therefore, the website must be accessible. While Google Maps is accessible in certain ways, the site is inaccessible in several others. Screen Readers Perhaps the most pressing Google Maps accessibility issue is that the web version is not accessible to … Continue reading Google Maps: Is It Accessible?
On May 30, it was announced that Accessible360 is one of 80 semifinalists in the 2017 MN Cup! The MN Cup, in its thirteenth year, is a statewide entrepreneurial competition where various start-up companies compete for a share of the $450,000 in prize money. Three finalists from eight divisions will be chosen to present their final … Continue reading Accessible360 a 2017 MN Cup Semifinalist!
Do you write a blog or are you thinking of starting one? If you answered yes to one of these questions, you will want to make your blog fully accessible. Below are some suggestions on how to make your blog more accessible: 1. Enter alt text for essential images Any image on a website that … Continue reading How to Make Your Blog More Accessible
We just want to share this fantastic article about the impact of assistive technology on the life of Todd Stabelfeldt. Technology changes and improves daily, transforming people’s lives and making what once was impossible or very difficult, now possible and easier! The feature on Todd and the tools he uses every day is an inspiration … Continue reading How Technology Creates Independence: The Story of Todd Stabelfeldt
Interested in learning about digital access? You won’t want to miss the sixth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Thursday, May 18, 2017! As the name implies, GAAD, which was inspired by a blog post written by Los Angeles-based web developer Joe Devon, aims to increase awareness around the crucial issue of digital access and inclusion. … Continue reading Mark Your Calendars for May 18, Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017!