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Thinking about your summer vacation??  Concerned about accessibility overseas?  Consider Airbnb Adapted Experiences. Airbnb Experiences are unique tours or activities hosted by passionate local experts. They differ from traditional mainstream tourist activities as they are all host led, and the group sizes are kept small to allow guests to really connect with a city or […]

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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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Hello all, This week I’ve been really excited about the arrival of the Xbox Adaptive Controller!  However, this post won’t be focusing on that particular adaptive controller it will instead be detailing my experience with Mircrosoft’s use of accessible packaging for the first time ever! The outer shell of the box was sealed with accessible […]

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Want to learn more about accessibility?  National Federation of the Blind, thru the Non-visual Accessibility Initiative Grant from the Maryland Department of Disabilities, offers Accessibility Boutiques (What a cool name!!).  These boutiques are workshops that are presented by accessibility experts to help you learn and sharpen your accessibility skills.   Check out the website:  NFB Accessibility […]

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Hello guys, Andrew here – what an awesome few weeks in the AT world!   A couple of weeks ago at the CSUN Conference in California, I finally had the chance to get my hands on the very cool and uber accessible new Xbox controller.  The adaptive device is aptly named “Xbox Adaptive Controller.” This […]

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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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