Category: A11y Spotlight

LEGO’s Commitment to Learning Through Play for the Visually Impaired

6 Sep 2019

Staying true to their commitment of re-defining play and re-imagining learning, the LEGO Foundation and LEGO Group are taking steps to ensure that LEGOs can be experienced by all children, especially those who are visually impaired. In August, LEGO debuted its first audio and Braille building instructions, a free service that gives visually impaired people […]

Is Japan the Most Accessible Country?

7 Apr 2017

Traveling to another country can be a nerve wracking experience for even the most seasoned adventurers. Now imagine doing it with a vision and hearing impairment. Recently Cristina Hartmann did so while spending two and a half weeks in Japan, the last destination on her 4-month trip around the world. She tells her story on the […]

Accessible Spotlight: Rikki Poynter

24 Mar 2017

Rikki Poynter is a 25 year old deaf YouTube vlogger fighting for better Closed Captioning on YouTube. She started on Youtube over two years ago doing Q & A videos, makeup tutorials and vlog style videos on topics of her choice. Rikki now has over 200 videos on her channel and 47,520 subscribers. She uses […]

Happy Birthday Ed Roberts!

23 Jan 2017

Accessible Web would like to wish a happy birthday to one of the original pioneers of the disability rights movement, Ed Roberts! Roberts contracted polio at the age of 14 causing him to become paralyzed from the neck down but Roberts did not let this new limitation stop him. He continued his high school studies […]

Students with Disabilities Speak Out

6 Dec 2016

Rutgers Sophomore Laura Etori was leading a normal life until a rare condition known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension caused her to lose her sight three and half years ago. “My major concern was whether blindness would keep me from pursuing my education.  I had never learned Braille since I had my sight for most of my […]