Google Disability News
I don't know if you've been following this, but there has been a lot of debate lately between blind advocates and the publishing industry about the accessibility of print. It specifically revolves around cross-border sharing of documents. Which means that if a service such as Recordings for the Blind & Dyslexic has an accessible copy of a book, they cannot provide it to a blind person living in Canada. Sorry, Canadians, you have to duplicate our work and make your own. Given the cost of producing accessible materials, this is ridiculous.
If you've been following me on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/bethcase) or Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/Disability411), you know I have been fighting a throat infection for the last couple of months. When I've had any voice at all, it hasn't been one you'd want to listen to! So Day Al Mohamed of the "Day in Washington Podcast" (http://www.dayinwashington.com) kindly stepped in to record this for you all to listen to.
Any of you are welcome to contribute to the show, so if you have an idea, please email me (email@example.com) and let's talk!
On the upside, I think we have finally found an antibiotic that's working, and I hope to be back to recording episodes soon!
After 4 long years, we now own the domain disability411.com! The others still work, but now we're easier to find!
I know this isn't a specifically disability program, but there are children with disabilities who participate, and literacy is a very important cause for me. Please take a look, and if you can spare a few dollars, please consider contributing.
At long last! I know you've been waiting for it! Part 3 of my interview with Dann Berkowitz. In this episode, we get down to some of the nitty gritty of what you need to consider when setting up your own conversion system, or deciding to outsource.
For some great resources, be sure to check out the AHEAD e-Text resource site at http://www.ahead.org/resources/e-text. Also, don't forget about the discount Dann is offering to the D411 audience. Details are in the sidebar to the right.
I do apologize for the long time between shows. I'm afraid it's going to continue to be erratic while I'm getting my doctorate, I'm afraid. Anyone who is interested in helping out, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let's talk!
Offers for D411 Audience
Free Web Accessibility Evaluation
Web designer, Chris Wright, has generously offered to evaluate your web site for screen-reader accessibility and specify any areas that need improvement at no cost to the D411 audience. He will provide solutions where he can. Write to Chris at email@example.com and put "web site evaluation" in the subject line. Be sure to mention you're a fan of Disability411!