MPS Website Accessibility Testing

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

Google Maps: Is It Accessible?

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?

Accessible360 a 2017 MN Cup Semifinalist!

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┬áin prize money. Three finalists from eight divisions will be chosen to present their final … Continue reading Accessible360 a 2017 MN Cup Semifinalist!

How to Make Your Blog More Accessible

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

How Technology Creates Independence: The Story of Todd Stabelfeldt

Four years ago, Todd Stabelfeldt couldn’t wait to marry his now-wife Karen. However, Todd, who has a spinal cord injury and uses a wheelchair, was concerned about Karen having to take care of him. Thanks to assistive technology such as Apple’s “Home” app, Todd no longer has those concerns. The “Home” app allows him to … Continue reading How Technology Creates Independence: The Story of Todd Stabelfeldt

Mark Your Calendars for May 18, Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017!

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!