Monday, January 28, 2008

Standards Aid Accessibility Features of OS

In my professional experience, attention to providing accessible technology solutions is an imperative. Scanning my regular news feeds I just learned the Microsoft has taken a major step forward helping the disabled community by opening up its,
"usability specifications, the User Interface Automation (UIA), to the Accessibility Interoperability Alliance (AIA), a group formed to develop standards for making user interfaces more accessible to people with disabilities."
This is great news and will assist all software developers to better address the needs of those living with a disability of most any type.

Read the full article.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Sample Podcast: The Power of Voice

An audio version of my January 2008 column in PN Magazine on podcasts; essentially it is me reading the article. It gives you an example of how Weblinks, images, music, and sound effects can be included in a podcast episode. I produced it on a MacBook Pro with Apple’s GarageBand software and a Plantronics headset.

The episode is best experienced in iTunes. Download the episode to iTunes now.

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Happy New Year, 2008