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Series: Social Networking for the Blind or Visually Impaired: The What, Why, and How - AccessWorld® - April 2013

Series: Social Networking for the Blind or Visually Impaired: The What, Why, and How - AccessWorld® - April 2013 | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
AccessWorld: Technology and People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is a monthly periodical for anyone who uses or wants to use assistive technology, provides technology training, has students or clients who use technology, needs to make...
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Visually impaired people need and use Social Networks too!

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Are Social Networking Sites Accessible to People with Vision Loss? - American Foundation for the Blind

Are Social Networking Sites Accessible to People with Vision Loss? - American Foundation for the Blind | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
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Disabled on the outside of virtual worlds | Murdoch University

Disabled on the outside of virtual worlds | Murdoch University | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
An ARC-funded project exploring isolation, illness and the internet suggests online virtual worlds can offer support for isolated individuals suffering disabilities – but accessibility remains a major obstacle.
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28% of nine and ten-year-olds in UK use social networking websites ...

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Students File Complaints about Inaccessible Online Courses at the ...

Students File Complaints about Inaccessible Online Courses at the ... | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
While he has been promised on numerous occasions that the issue would be fixed, he, along with many other students, have yet to see any attempt from the school to make learning more accessible. The Alliance for Disability and Students at ...
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25 of today's coolest network and computing research projects - PC Advisor

25 of today's coolest network and computing research projects - PC Advisor | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
25 of today's coolest network and computing research projectsPC AdvisorThis free website, Duolingo, from a pair of Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists serves double duty: It helps people learn new languages while also translating the...
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Thoughts on Education, Technology and Development: #H810 ...

Thoughts on Education, Technology and Development: #H810 ... | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Not only is education for many the best chance for upward social mobility, it also enriches and empowers people and gives them a sense of achievement and self-fulfilment. In Cambodia ...
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Bubbly: Social Networking By Voice | Access For All

Bubbly is a new social media tool that lets users record and forward voice messages to their 'followers' -- it's like Twitter, but by voice instead of text. ... Toolbar Lite. Click here to use the JISC Techdis Toolbar Lite on Access For All website.
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Google+ Hangouts Now Have Live Captions | Comcast Offers

Google+ Hangouts Now Have Live Captions | Comcast Offers | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Internet video technology has also been making advancements in the accessibility field. Static videos on the massive media giant YouTube now feature the option for captions, but live video feed can be trickier to transcribe.
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Social Constructions of Disability: Digital and Internet Technologies

Over the last several decades the digital revolution has transformed networks services and communications technique for persons with disability.
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Google Search Starts To Reward Curators, Collections and Quality Lists

Robin Good: In the overall effort to improve the quality of its search engine result pages Google is continuining to make significant improvements to its search engine.

Starting from now all users worldwide can see Knowledge Graph results showing up on top of search results as a visuable and browsable list of alternative options to explore.

 

Not only.

 

Google is now officially going after the gathering and curation of the best list, collections and guides on just about any topic.

 


From the official Google Blog. Read it carefully:

"Finally, the best answer to your question is not always a single entity, but a list or group of connected things.

It’s quite challenging to pull these lists automatically from the web. But we’re now beginning to do just that.

 

So when you search for [california lighthouses], [hurricanes in 2008] or [famous female astronomers], we’ll show you a list of these things across the top of the page. And by combining our Knowledge Graph with the collective wisdom of the web, we can even provide more subjective lists like [best action movies of the 2000s] or [things to do in paris]."

 

 

Very interesting. 8/10

 

Read more about it:

http://googleblog.blogspot.it/2012/08/building-search-engine-of-future-one.html

 

Watch video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg91_trV4hY


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Interesting, thanks.
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Avance by CPQD – an accessible and simple interface for ...

Avance by CPQD – an accessible and simple interface for ... | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
CPQD built this prototype after doing user testing and research with blind users, the elderly and people with learning disabilities and low literacy; The software runs on mid-range Android phones and uses private access to ...
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Hiring Disabled Workers Can Make Companies More Efficient: Report - Huffington Post

Hiring Disabled Workers Can Make Companies More Efficient: Report - Huffington Post | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Hiring Disabled Workers Can Make Companies More Efficient: ReportHuffington PostUnfortunately, an accessible path to employment isn't the norm for Americans with disabilities.
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Twitter report demonstrates potential for disabled, service providers - StarNewsOnline.com (blog)

Twitter report demonstrates potential for disabled, service providers - StarNewsOnline.com (blog) | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Twitter report demonstrates potential for disabled, service providers
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
The project explored whether or not the social networking platform Twitter could be used to promote accessible recreation for the disabled.
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More Educators Joining Online Social Networks - T.H.E. Journal

More Educators Joining Online Social NetworksT.H.E.
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boomers switching online but some seniors still lagging behind

boomers switching online but some seniors still lagging behind | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
We all know that the internet and social media are changing the way we think about communication, shopping, research and socialisation. ...
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Negative Effects of Social Networking Sites for Students | Business 2 ...

Negative Effects of Social Networking Sites for Students | Business 2 ... | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Students today have begun to rely on the accessibility of information that is available on the social media platforms specifically as well as the web in general in order to get answers. This means that there is a reduced focus on ...
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SIG Update: Inclusive Learning Special Interest Group | ALT Online ...

SIG Update: Inclusive Learning Special Interest Group | ALT Online ... | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
An introduction to learning analytics supporting disabled students learning and accessibility in elearning systems;; InBook – a safe and secure social network which can be accessed by learners from specialist colleges as well ...
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Social Networking for Families | Visual Impairment Blog

Social Networking for Families | Visual Impairment Blog | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Social Networking for Families. August 30th, 2012 No Comments. AFB's FamilyConnect has launched a new social networking feature called FamilyFriends. Users can create their own ... Accessible Class Notes August 30, 2012.
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Houston Area Special Needs Resource Guide | HFM | Houston ...

Houston Area Special Needs Resource Guide | HFM | Houston ... | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Disability Rights Texas Recognizes the varied needs of people with disabilities in Texas.
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'Don't stare at me' Is An Access Need Too – this ain't livin'

So often, the idea that a space could be considered psychologically hostile even if it physically meets standards seems disturbing and surprising to people, particularly in social justice communities.
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Half of all people who have never used the internet are disabled ...

Half of all people who have never used the internet are disabled ... | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Although some of our 230 members 9with learning difficulties) may have been on the internet very few have regular access at home. We only have email addresses for half a dozen people. Of our 8 directors only 2 can be ...
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Mama Be Good: Why I Write

Mama Be Good: Why I Write | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
RT @mamabegood: Why I Write about #parenting, #autism, #disability, my son.
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Designing #mLearning for people with #disabilities or learning ...

Designing #mLearning for people with #disabilities or learning ... | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Depending on the type of learning you have in mind, you can use different social media. Here is a list of learning aims linked to the most common social media groups. 3. I also added some subtitles to movies using Camtasia ...
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Webinar on accessible technology and employees with cognitive ...

Webinar on accessible technology and employees with cognitive ... | Social Networks, Social Media and Accessibility | Scoop.it
Event will be 2nd in online educational series. WASHINGTON, July 31, 2012 -- "Accessible Technology's Impact on the Employment of People with Cognitive and Developmental Disabilities" will take place Aug.
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