FSCast 198, how GLAS Education developed an accessible astronomy curriculum, and a visit with GPS pioneer Mike May

On FSCast 198, what it takes to make astronomy accessible to people who are blind or low vision.  We’ll meet Kate Meredith, President of GLAS Education, and two students involved with the project, to hear how it all came together.  Then a visit with legendary GPS pioneer  Mike May to hear about his life and …

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Join Us for Cracking the Code, Tips for Reading PDFs with JAWS

Do you have difficulty reading Adobe Acrobat files (PDFs) with JAWS? Are you looking for keyboard commands that will improve the reading experience? Join us Thursday, April 15 at noon Eastern time for a live webinar, “Cracking the Code, Tips for Reading PDFs with JAWS.” What are PDFs? PDF stands for portable document format. PDF …

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Why keep your Assistive Technology up to date?

Software updates are typically released because bugs in the software have been repaired, security issue has been identified and patched, and new features have been added.  In all cases, these updates are typically bundled together and provided as automatic, recommended, or required updates. In the world of assistive technology, updating your assistive technology software is …

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What is Occupational Therapy?

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), occupational therapy helps people participate in everyday activities. “Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.” Occupational Therapy and …

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FSCast 197, Manuel Cortez, creator of TWBlue, and Michael Hudson, Director of accessibility Services at Michigan State University

On FSCast 197, a spotlight on a great Twitter app for Windows called TWBlue.  We’ll meet its author, Manuel Cortez, and hear the program in action.  Then a visit with Michael Hudson, longtime JAWS beta tester and the Director of the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities at Michigan State University. Activate link to listen, …

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