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Gmail has ended Basic HTML mode for screen reader users, what should I do? - Vision Ireland

Gmail has ended Basic HTML mode for screen reader users, what should I do? - Vision Ireland | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
by Joe Lonergan Since late January 2024, Gmail has discontinued basic HTML mode which many screen reader users loved because of its easy navigation with screen reader keystrokes. This forced users who use Gmail on a browser to use the standard version of Gmail which is not that screen reader friendly without adjusting some settings.
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Your eight-step PDF accessibility checklist

PDF accessibility benefits your company in many ways. Use this checklist to help ensure your PDFs are fully accessible.
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Two New Artificial Intelligence Laws and Their Effects on Accessibility

Two New Artificial Intelligence Laws and Their Effects on Accessibility | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
EU and Colorado lawmakers have concerns about artificial intelligence bias against people with disabilities and did something about it.
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ChatGPT is biased against resumes with credentials that imply a disability — but it can improve

ChatGPT is biased against resumes with credentials that imply a disability — but it can improve | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
UW researchers found that ChatGPT consistently ranked resumes with disability-related honors and credentials — such as the “Tom Wilson Disability Leadership Award” — lower than th
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NVDA 2024.2 Released

NVDA 2024.2 Released | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2024.2 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, is now available for download. We encourage all users to upgrade to this version. Highlig…
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An Alt-Opinion On Alt-Text.

#alttext #ai #accessibility #websites #socialmedia https://youtu.be/CHCK43D0jJ0An Alt-Opinon On Alt-Text. In this conversation, Steven Scott and Shau
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Apple Has Created ‘Apple Intelligence’ Unto Its Own Image, Accessibility Included

Apple Has Created ‘Apple Intelligence’ Unto Its Own Image, Accessibility Included | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Federighi said Apple aspires to give its users “agency and autonomy” in how they use artificial intelligence and the utility they derive from it.
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Simple Ideas for a More Accessible headset

The other day I was searching for a headset which I could use for work and entertainment, when I came across the JVC gaming wireless GG-01W. This headset, with a few extra features, adds an extra layer of accessibility. This headset incorporates features which can be a game changer for people with visual impairment and … Continue reading "Simple Ideas for a More Accessible headset"
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Gmail has ended Basic HTML mode for screen reader users, what should I do? - Vision Ireland

Gmail has ended Basic HTML mode for screen reader users, what should I do? - Vision Ireland | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
by Joe Lonergan Since late January 2024, Gmail has discontinued basic HTML mode which many screen reader users loved because of its easy navigation with screen reader keystrokes. This forced users who use Gmail on a browser to use the standard version of Gmail which is not that screen reader friendly without adjusting some settings.
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Video: Pioneering “Third Thumb” could give disabled people new ways to interact with their environment

Video: Pioneering “Third Thumb” could give disabled people new ways to interact with their environment | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
The University of Cambridge has developed an innovative "Third Thumb", which can be used to easily pick up and manipulate objects.
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EXCLUSIVE: A day in the life of the CEO of a cross-sector global assistive tech initiative

EXCLUSIVE: A day in the life of the CEO of a cross-sector global assistive tech initiative | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Pascal Bijleveld, CEO of ATscale, shares what it's like heading up a global initiative that aims to improve access to assistive technology
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Be My Eyes App Launches on Windows: Revolutionizing Accessibility for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Be My Eyes App Launches on Windows: Revolutionizing Accessibility for the Blind and Visually Impaired | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Discover the revolutionary Be My Eyes app now on Windows, offering unparalleled visual aid for the blind and visually impaired with OpenAI's GPT-4 technology.
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Microsoft unveils latest accessibility updates and innovations

Microsoft unveils latest accessibility updates and innovations | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Microsoft has announced some of its latest accessibility features and projects, which include a modular adaptive gaming kit
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Breakthrough approach enables bidirectional BCI functionality

To strengthen the case for noninvasive BCIs, Carnegie Mellon researchers have demonstrated that through precision neuromodulation using focused ultrasound, the performance of a BCI could be improved for communication.
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Apple’s AirPods are being upgraded with powerful accessibility features

Apple’s AirPods are being upgraded with powerful accessibility features | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Apple’s new update for AirPods will add Siri gesture controls that can react to you shaking your head or nodding and spatial audio for games.
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Designing Accessible AI and Data Science Solutions

Designing Accessible AI and Data Science Solutions | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Designing Accessible AI and Data Science Solutions: In today’s fast-growing digital world, the coupling of AI and data science has revamped the way businesses w
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Learn Accessibility  | 

An evergreen accessibility course and reference to level up your web development.
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Open AI NVDA Add-on: A Game-Changer for Accessibility | AppleVis

I’m excited to share the incredible Open AI NVDA add-on, a powerful tool that integrates the capabilities of Open AI, Mistral, and OpenRouter into your NVDA workflow. Whether you need to craft detailed text, translate with precision, summarize documents, or interpret visual content, this add-on makes it effortless. Installation is straightforward, and configuring your API keys is a breeze. The main dialog and intuitive shortcuts enhance usability, making everyday tasks faster and more efficient. Kudos to the developer for creating such a useful, user-friendly tool. Check it out.
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How to Use Your Smartphone to Counteract Vision Loss (2024): iPhone, Android, Apps

How to Use Your Smartphone to Counteract Vision Loss (2024): iPhone, Android, Apps | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
From Magnifier to Lookout, you can benefit from features on Android and Apple devices.
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Report: Apple halts work on Vision Pro, aims to release cheaper Vision headset next year

Report: Apple halts work on Vision Pro, aims to release cheaper Vision headset next year | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Apple is reportedly working on a cheaper, cut-down version of the Apple Vision Pro, scheduled to arrive by th
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The Top New Features in Apple’s iOS 18 and iPadOS 18

The Top New Features in Apple’s iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
What exactly is Apple Intelligence? We break down Apple’s AI onslaught plus all the features worth talking about in iOS 18 and iPadOS 18.
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EXCLUSIVE: Preparing for the European Accessibility Act

EXCLUSIVE: Preparing for the European Accessibility Act | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Bob Farrell, VP of Solution Delivery and CX Practices at Applause, explains what businesses need to know about the European Accessibility Act
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Google unveils range of accessibility updates to make its products and services easier to use for disabled people

Google unveils range of accessibility updates to make its products and services easier to use for disabled people | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
To give disabled people a better experience when using its products and services, Google has announced eight accessibility updates
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Technology and Disability Rights: Accessibility, Not Disability, Is the Problem

The digital landscape is being improved for the disabled by groups like the Internal Revenue Service and the National Federation of the Blind, along with several pending bills.
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Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids: My Experience as a Blind Person

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids: My Experience as a Blind Person | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Uncover the challenges and triumphs of using over-the-counter hearing aids for individuals who are blind. Learn how enhanced hearing can positively impact communication and orientation.
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Tongue-operated AI-powered device that helps disabled people easily control computers wins Red Dot 2024 Award

Tongue-operated AI-powered device that helps disabled people easily control computers wins Red Dot 2024 Award | Access and Inclusion Through Technology | Scoop.it
Tip Assistive Technologies has revealed that its Tip Device has won a prestigious global Red Dot Award 2024 in the Healthcare category.
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