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Wow, guys this one slid by me without me noticing this great bit of accessibility news to be honest!  However, I am now super excited to reveal that in-game communication is now subject to US. Accessibility law (effective Jan 2019).  Meaning that in-game voice chat, text messaging and other video messaging has to be accessible […]

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I bet you didn’t know yesterday was National Assistive Technology Awareness Day.  Don’t feel bad, it just happened!  On March 11, 2019, Senator Robert P. Casey Jr., for himself and Senator Kevin Cramer, submitted S.Res.103, a resolution designating March 27, 2019 as “National Assistive Technology Awareness Day” to the U.S. Senate. The resolution was agreed […]

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The State of Maryland is hiring a IT Accessibility Coordinator.  This position will be co-located between MD Technology Assistance Program (MDTAP) and the Department of Information Technology (DoIT).   The state is seeking an experienced IT accessibility specialist who can help state agencies select the most accessible products and systems and help provide accessible solutions to […]

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What is AEM? Accessible Education Materials (AEM) are materials and technologies usable for learning across the widest range of individual variability, regardless of format or features. Whether a material or technology is designed from the start to be accessible for all learners or is made accessible for learners with disabilities, it is considered AEM.  AEM are […]

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Get Access to 680,000+ Accessible Digital Books & Resources at a Low, or No Cost! By: Joel Hosner, MDTAP Advisory Council Consumer Representative For many people with reading, visual, and physical disabilities, reading from printed books can be challenging. Fortunately, there are other ways to access textbooks, children’s books, and even the books on the […]

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This IDEA isn’t the IDEA you’re used to!  But let’s keep the great IDEAs coming!!   In December, Congress passed the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA), which is designed to make federal websites more accessible, user friendly, and secure.  This new law places stronger importance on the existing accessibility standards of Rehabilitation Act Section […]

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