Bacon Butties and Assistive Technology!
We attended the first ATEC (Assistive Technology in Education Conference) on the 17th May as delegates, wondering what to expect, but with the intention of making connections with other Assistive Technology professionals and coming away with ideas and inspiration. The provision of bacon butties and hot coffee on arrival, after a very early start through … Continued
NFC Case Study – Nantwich Museum, Cheshire
As part of our continued development, we wanted to investigate the role that NFC technology can play in providing accessible resources. What we did We worked with Nantwich Museum to look at how NFC tags could provide an audio experience of the museum and some of the exhibits, for those with a sight or print … Continued
To Read or be Read to?
To read or be read to, that is the question, at least it is when it comes to using a Screen Reader for exams that test reading. Can a screen reader be used by a student in such a test or exam, when this is their usual, normal and established way or working? A Screen … Continued
What’s the Difference Between Accessibility and Usability?
Often used in the same context, Usability’ and ‘Accessibility’ are terms that can be misused and confused. Usability can be precisely defined, however accessibility has many different approaches and meanings. Usability focuses on how intuitive and easy it is for all people to use. Usable designs are consistent and simple to learn to use. Usability … Continued
PDF/UA and Document Accessibility: Why it Matters
PDF/UA is a technical standard for developers to implement so that PDF documents are accessible to people who are using adaptive technology. There are three components to PDF/UA: A PDF document that is PDF/UA compliant. A PDF/UA compliant viewer/reader. A PDF/UA compliant adaptive technology. All three components work together to support the accessibility of the … Continued
What Do Accessible PDFs and Forrest Gump Have in Common?
According to Jens Kirkegaard, Forrest Gump was right. Well, right about Accessible PDFs anyway.
PDF Accessibility Days 2015
VIR are proud to be attending PDF accessibility days; 2 days devoted to PDF accessibility in Copenhagen, Denmark. As market leaders in producing accessible information and documents, we are looking forward to being able to share our knowledge and expertise, and hopefully join other accessibility experts in helping to change the future of accessible PDFs … Continued
My first contact with nystagmus was actually while watching a rather brilliant film called “The Legend of 1900” in which I noticed one of the actors, Pruitt Taylor Vince , eyes rapidly moving from side to side. Unsure whether it was an acting choice, a tick or something else I turned to Google which informed me … Continued
We have recently installed our NFC tags at Nantwich Museum in Cheshire. The aim was to increase accessibility and interactivity for visitors in a way that wasn’t intrusive.
Latest Nystagmus Network News Release
Organisers of this year’s Nystagmus Network Open Day will welcome people from across Europe to Newcastle’s Centre for Life on Saturday 9th May. The Open Day is a great opportunity for people and families affected by the eye condition to meet others in the same situation. Delegates can also learn from vision scientists, researchers and … Continued