Access Ninja Podcast Episode 011: The ADA Education and Reform Act

Special guest Tiffany Lee joins Jonathan and Rachel to discuss H.R.620 – ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 which recently passed the U.S. House. They discuss the legislation’s content, potential impact, and the chances of it moving towards a vote in the Senate.

 

 

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Find your senator by visiting: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Access Ninja Episode 009: Access Ninja Returns

The Access Ninja Podcast is back! Jonathan and Rachel return with a refreshed version of the Access Ninja Podcast, now recorded live. In this episode they discuss the podcast’s new format and accessibility at Walt Disney World Florida.

The Access Ninja Podcast is back! Jonathan and Rachel return with a refreshed version of the Access Ninja Podcast, now recorded live. In this episode they discuss the podcast’s new format and accessibility at Walt Disney World Florida.

Access Ninja Podcast #8: September 9, 2015 Apple Event and Accessibility

In this episode, Jonathan and Rachel discuss the Apple September 9 media event. Topics include what was new and how it might impact the accessibility of Apple’s platform.

For show notes and transcripts visit: www.access.ninja

In this episode, Jonathan and Rachel discuss the Apple September 9 media event. Topics include what was new and how it might impact the accessibility of Apple’s platform.

 

 

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Access Ninja Podcast #7: Siri and Teaching VoiceOver Gestures

In this episode of the Access Ninja Podcast Jonathan and Racheal discuss the impact on Siri on accessibility and teaching/learning VoiceOver gestures.

For show notes and transcripts visit: www.access.ninja

In this episode of the Access Ninja Podcast Jonathan and Racheal discuss the impact of Siri on accessibility and teaching/learning VoiceOver gestures.

 

 

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Apple Celebrates ADA Anniversary with Featured App Listing

The 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act is this Sunday, July 26th. This historic act was a major step towards eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities. To celebrate Apple is featuring some of their favorite accessibility apps on the front page of the App store.

You can find out more about ADA from the official ADA web site.

Accessibility = Downloads for Twitterific

Accessibility is not just the right thing to do but but also good business sense. That is what Icon Factory discovered when their VoiceOver supporting Twitter app was featured by Apple this week in a segment titled “Popular Apps Using VoiceOver.”

In a blog entry posted on their website today Craig Hockenberry shared that Twitterific saw a bigger spike in downloads after being featured for their VoiceOver support than they did when they updated to support the Apple Watch.

Check out the blog entry here.

Tip: Enable an Audible Alert When You Plug in a Mac

We are heavy Mac users here at Access Ninja, but one complaint we have is that the Mac gives no audible feedback when you plug in your laptop’s power supply. Luckily the people over at Mac OS X Daily shared this tip that makes your Mac play a tone when power is plugged in just like on an iPhone or iPad. The best part is it only requires cutting and pasting a small line of text from their website into the Terminal app.

Their website has detailed instructions which you can follow here, but if you are already familiar with how to use the terminal just copy the follow text:

defaults write com.apple.PowerChime ChimeOnAllHardware -bool true; open /System/Library/CoreServices/PowerChime.app &

Netflix Begins Adding Audio Description to Their Videos Starting With Daredevil

After experiencing some embarrassment around releasing a show about a blind super hero without audio descriptions for the blind viewers, Netflix has announced they will begin adding audio description tracks to Netflix. The first show to support this is the Netflix exclusive Daredevil which as of April 14th.

Addition content will begin providing audio descriptive tracks in the coming weeks starting with Netflix’s exclusive shows. You can read more on Netflix’s blog and in this article from the Washington Post.