May 12, 2014, 6:15 AM —
Image credit: The AbleGamers Foundation
Last month in Toronto, The AbleGamers Foundation opened a new Accessibility Arcade, a place where disabled gamers can try out the latest in accessible gaming technology to determine what works best for them before buying. The new arcade, hosted by the University of Toronto’s Semaphore Research Cluster, joins a similar arcade in Washington, D.C. and is open to the public via appointment. For more information, contact Semaphore Research Coordinator Amy Ratelle at firstname.lastname@example.org. [via The Globe and Mail]
Here are some other recent news items and information about the development of accessible technology:
Earlier this month, Wired wrote about a primary school in England that designed its own font, meant to improve students’ reading and writing skills, but also to be dyslexic-friendly, as an alternative to existing dyslexic-centered fonts.
Wondering whether you should bother using <header> and <footer> elements in HTML5? Web developer Bruce Lawson, a member of the Web Standards Project’s Accessibility Task Force, says that, yes, you should, and explains why.
If you work with scalable vector graphics (SVG) and are wondering how to make them accessible, Léonie Watson, a digital accessibility consultant and member of the W3C’s HTML Accessibility Task Force, recently provided tips for creating accessible SVGs.
Was there other news or interesting information from the world of accessible technology that I missed? Let me know in the comments.
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