Tag: Accessibility

Accessibility Tools with Voice Assistant Amazon Alexa, Amazon Echo, and Amazon Dot

5 Dec 2017

Popular Voice Assistant product Amazon Alexa includes several useful features for users with accessibility needs related to vision, hearing, mobility, and speech. Included in both app and the physical device, Alexa can help support users by not only controlling their appliances, but help them navigate and interract with their devices, too. Tools offered by Alexa […]

Google to remove Andriod apps that misuse Accessibility features

28 Nov 2017

Popular Android applications like LastPass and McAfee might be removed from the Google Play store because of a change in policy. Though at first glance they seem to work as intended, these applications utilize features from the Google Accessibility Services API, originally built to allow software developers to easily incorporate Accessibility affordances into their apps. […]

Twitter update increases character limit, but some users are still left out

7 Nov 2017

Social media platform Twitter recently updated their service to display messages of 280 characters. Product Manager Aliza Rosen explains this update is meant to build a better user experience, in a blog post she details: “Historically, 9% of Tweets in English hit the character limit. This reflects the challenge of fitting a thought into a […]

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 tellsĀ her story on the […]

Our Trip to the Assistive Technology Tryout & Access Center at CDCI

3 Mar 2017

Last week a few of our team members here at Accessible Web had the privilege of visiting the Center on Disability & Community Inclusion at the University of Vermont! Our goal at Accessible Web is to not only create accessible websites but to gain a better understanding of the kinds of assistive technology available to […]