May 27th, 2016 by MDTAP Blog
May 26th, 2016 by MDTAP Blog
Equipment Link is the place to find gently used assistive technology & durable medical equipment. Here’s what’s been listed this month, so far:
Chair Lift – Free
Bed Trapeze Bar – Free
Semi-electric hospital bed – Free
Toilet Chair – Free
Wheelchair – Free
May 25th, 2016 by MDTAP Blog
Deque University courses now available for free to all persons with disabilities!
If you are considering a career in the field of digital accessibility this is your chance to get access to courses that will put you on the path for success!
Deque University online courses in digital accessibility will be available to people with disabilities for free. The offer is good for one year after the sign-up date. To sign up, all we require is the applicant’s name, email, identification of disability, and a brief personal statement. All applicants with a disability will receive login credentials. The full list of courses, application link, and additional details are located at http://dequeuniversity.com/pwd
May 24th, 2016 by MDTAP Blog
For those who are hard-of-hearing, sometimes a little extra helps (besides hearing aids) can go a long way. Assistive listening devices, referred to as ALDs, are devices that amplify surrounding sounds, often directly into ear buds, head phones, or a personal loop that works with the hearing aids.
ALDs can come as small dedicated devices or can be purchased as inexpensive apps for a smartphone. If you’d like to learn more about the ALDs that we have in the AT Library, visit us online.
May 23rd, 2016 by MDTAP Blog
Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: The Basics of Manual and Automatic Testing for Section 508 (May 24)
The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take place May 24 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) and will cover the basics of testing websites and documents for compliance with Section 508 Standards. Presenters will review both manual and automatic testing and explain how they work and the pros and cons of each type.
For more details or to register for this free webinar, visit www.accessibilityonline.org. Registration closes 24 hours before the start of the session.
The Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series provides helpful information and best practices for federal agencies in meeting their obligations under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act which ensures access to electronic and information technology in the federal sector. This webinar series is made available by the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council in partnership with the U.S. Access Board.
Section 508 Best Practices: The Basics of Manual and Automatic Testing for Section 508 May 24, 2016, 1:00- 2:30 (ET) Add to Calendar Presenters: • Don Barrett, Section 508 Coordinator, Department of Education • Tim Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board • Katherine Eng, Section 508 Testing Program Lead, DOJ Assistive Technology Resource Center • Alex Koudry, Director, Center for Information Technology Access, GSA • Dave Stenger, Senior Management Specialist, Section 508 SME, GSA • Deborah Kaplan, Section 508 Policy Lead, Office of the CIO, HHS (moderator)
Registration: www.accessibilityonline.org Note: Registration closes 24 hours before the start of the session. Instructions for accessing the webinar on the day of the session will be sent via email to registered individuals in advance of the session. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and Video Sign Language Interpreters are available for each session and will be broadcast via the webinar platform. A telephone option (not toll-free) for receiving audio is also available.
May 20th, 2016 by MDTAP Blog