Computer Workstation e-Tools Evaluation Checklist. This e-tool is a checklist for assessing your workstation environment with links to examples and guidlines for purchasing equipment to ensure a comfortable work area. By the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the U. S. Department of Labor. New
Apple® Accessibility Features Vision built into all Macintosh computers provides adjustable keyboard, an ergonomic mouse, CloseView screen magnification software, Easy Access system software (StickyKeys, SlowKeys, MouseKeys), electronic documentation, key-repeat disable, text-to-speech synthesis and voice recognition (PlainTalk), sticky mouse, and visual alert cues. The VoiceOver spoken English interface for Mac OS X is a fully integrated, built-in screen reader technology providing access to the Macintosh through speech, audible cues, and keyboard navigation.
BBC: My Web, My Way [Archived site—no longer maintained.] aims to help people with the tools and understanding that will enable them to make the most of the world-wide web (not just bbc.co.uk), whatever their ability or disability. The site provides advice and help to all those people who would benefit from making changes to their browser, operating system, or computer to be able to view the Web in a more accessible way. The site is not only for those with disabilities (visual, hearing, motor, cognitive or learning impairments) but also, for example, for those people with minor vision impairments who would not consider themselves to have a disability. The site is maintained through a partnership between bbc.co.uk and AbilityNet, a leading UK computing and disability charity. It is based on AbilityNet's original "My Computer, My Way" site.
CSS Zen Garden demonstrates the power and flexibility of CSS for formatting the visual presentation of web pages.
CSS Float and Clear Properties, a YouTube video by Steve Griffith – Prof3ssorSt3v3 demonstrates how to float images to the left or right, how to flow text around an image, and to use the "clear" property to reset the flow of the next paragraph around the floated image. New
Deque Systems accessibility products and services and a "Guide to Digital Accessibility"
Divya Manian Web Development archives of her writing from 2007 to 2013. Divya works at Apple as a Manager of Internet Technologies & Frameworks EPMs. She manages a team of project managers that drive projects in Internet Technologies & Frameworks org: UIKit, AppKit, Accessibility. Previously, she worked at Adobe as a Product Manager for Photoshop, working on better Export Options. She has been a contributor on HTML5 Please / HTML5 Boilerplate / W3Fools / Move the web forward.
All-Terrain Vehicle Safety by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are among the most popular recreational vehicles in the nation today, but along with popularity comes increased risk and sometimes carelessness.
Motorcycle Safety by the U.S. Department of Transportation. (NHTSA). "Born to be wild" may be an anthem for a generation of motorcycles enthusiasts but the accident rates are a sobering reminder that there's more to riding than the romance of the open road.
Snowmobiling Safety by the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA). Make sure you get back to the lodge safely.
Safe Riders! Snowmobile Safety Awareness Program. This program has been produced through a partnership between the American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA), the International Association of Snowmobile Administrators (IASA), and the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA) with financial assistance from the Recreational Trails Program administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation — Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
AbleGamers Charity Combating Social Isolation Through Play. Creates opportunities that enable play in order to combat social isolation, foster inclusive communities, and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Get Help. Give Help.
Accessible Gaming Quarterly. Accessible Gaming Quarterly is a zine devoted to accessibility and disability within the tabletop RPG space. Each issue features articles and art by disabled contributors, but the zine isn't only for people with disabilities. It's full of articles designed to bring together disabled and non-disabled gamers alike.
The Secret World of Disabled Gamers | MIT Technology Review. By Emerging Technology from the arXivarchive page, July 3, 2018. By some estimates, as many as 2.6 billion people take part in digital gaming, a significant fraction of the global population. There is much ongoing study by games makers and researchers into why and how people play: for fun, for the challenge, to relax, to engage with friends, and so on. And yet one group of people are conspicuous by their absence in this research: people with disabilities. There is growing anecdotal evidence that many disabled people enjoy gaming and are increasingly involved in it. But little is known about who these people are, what games they play, and what challenges they face. And that is a significant barrier to improving access for the disabled.
Can I Play That? is a hobby site to a destination for players and developers alike that provides all forms of accessibility information on video games and the industry. Reviews, news stories, and features at CIPT exclusively report on the ever-growing presence and adoption of accessibility features within the gaming industry. Can I Play That? works to share stories that influence game updates, inform disabled players, educate and entertain players and developers, and provide a voice for one of the largest player bases in the industry. They have also developed professional workshops that tackle topics such as diversity, equity, and inclusion, and accessible community management. These workshops are available for studios to book.
Masters Athletes by Sheila Kealey, a health promotion consultant, writer, and athlete. She covers the new and active way of growing old in America. No longer are people settling for shuffleboard. Or mall walking. Or deep knee bends. They are running track, playing baseball – yes, hardball! – and even surfing well into their 60s and beyond. You'll get updates on current health and wellness topics, the latest nutrition research, healthy recipes, and nutrition strategies for optimal health and athletic performance.
Move United. Move United uses sports to push what's possible so everyone, regardless of ability, has equal access to sports and recreation in their community. Established in 1956, Move United is an Affiliate of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee.
USTA Tennis Association's Special Populations Program: Adaptive Tennis The game of tennis can be adapted to accommodate any age, environment, condition or disability. The charge of USTA Adaptive Tennis is to promote and develop recreational tennis opportunities for individuals with varying abilities and circumstances through inclusion, knowledge and support. The USTA continues to support programming for individuals with physical, developmental and situational challenges.
Spokes 'n Motion services include the distribution of equipment, sports program advice, and instructional services for the disabled community. Equipment and services now cover skiing, water sports, wheelchairs, cycling, travel, adventure sports, and acccessibility products.
"Dancing with Disability — A Look at the Infinity Dance Theater" by Lindsay Martin, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Stories, American Artscape Magazine, Healing Properties: Art + Health. The Infinity Dance Theater is a nontraditional dance company in New York City that features dancers with and without disabilities, including those in wheelchairs. Combining classical ballet with components of modern and jazz dance, the dance company was founded in 1995 by Kitty Lunn after a life-changing accident.
Wheelchair Dancing / Para Dance Sport Wheelchair Dancing or Wheelchair Dance Sport (now Para Dance Sport) involves athletes with a physical disability that affects the lower limbs. Dancers may participate in "combi" style dancing with an able-bodied (standing) partner and "duo" style dancing for two wheelchair users together. Wheelchairs users can use a power or manual wheelchair. The Strictly Wheels Foundation aims to promote and inspire people to take up wheelchair dancing as a social activity and at competitive levels. Its about "Ability not Disability". See clips from the World Para Dance Sport website.
In competition wheelchair dancers are classified based on the physical ability, movement and function into 2 classes – Class 1 and Class 2. Class 1 are those with a higher disability or those using power chairs and Class 2 with more use of their upper body.
In 1998, Wheelchair Dance Sport became an IPC Championship Sport, but is not yet part of the Paralympic programme. It is governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) which re-branded as Para Dance Sport in 2017, is widely practised by athletes in 29 countries.