From BBC Ouch: Training to use a guide dog isn’t always a walk in the park.

This is a great podcast discussing the pros and cons to owning a guide dog. It is a HUGE decision that should be made after much research and making sure a guide dog is a good fit for both you, your family/loved ones and the animal.

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Pfizer: U.S. Expect Covid-19 Vaccine in June or July 2021

This December 8, 2020 Washinton Post article states Trump administration officials deny there will be availability issues, but others say problems are possible in the second quarter. “Pfizer, partnering with BioNTech, and Moderna have created promising vaccines that scientists hope will lead to more medical breakthroughs using mRNA. (Joshua Carroll, Brian Monroe/The Washington Post)”

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Chris Lona of CL Design and Shellianne Redding of Low Vision Support Group

Blind Collaboration

Inclusive Web Accessibility (IWA) by CL Design eliminates these barriers (and more) for people and empowers organizations by tying ROI to aligning with multiple web accessibility regulations. IWA’s empowerment extends to anyone with visual, hearing, cognitive, visual, sensory-motor, dexterity, and/or physical impairments.

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Have you seen EmpowerPeopleOnline.com?

If not, just take 30 seconds to change your view of how accessible and straightforward a website can be for…

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Interactive Web Accessibility: The New and Improved Mousetrap?

Assistive technology (AT) already plays a significant role in my life. in I am extremely blessed to have my screen magnifier/reader. Without it, I would probably never touch a computer again. However, my relationship with screen readers is a love-hate relationship.

The screen reader’s voice sounds like a monotone robotic voice lacking inflection, emotion, pitch, or variations in the tone and rhythmical flow/pattern of the human voice.

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What I Learned from the 8-18-20 #AXSChat

This post is a long response to an #axschat that takes place weekly on twitter. In the weekly sessions, various…

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How Technology Can Empower YOU to CRUSH Barriers To Web Accessibility.

60 seconds that will change your perspective.

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Abandonment of Assistive Technology?

people with disabilities such as cognitive, physial, visual, auditory, motor and sensory impairments use the assistive devices they have. The takeaway for me after reading this was that if a technology is not user-friendly, tons of money goes to waste.

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How FAKE Service Animals HURT the Disabled/Blind Community as well as the Animal.

Look what my FeeBee got!!! She is now “officially” a service dog with FULL ACCESS TO ALL PUBLIC PLACES! Her…

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Dear Facebook

Why do you keep talking to the press and posting on your site how much you have accomplished on accessibility page when your mobile app does not work any better than it did when you started this whole accessibility campaign? I know I am one of millions struggling to use your mobile app and there are much larger problems in the world. I also accept that I am in a demographic you really don’t have to care about and I’m realistic. After all, dumping resources into making a bunch of disabled people’s lives easier probably is not going to have much of an impact on your bottom line at the end of the day anyway. I am just sick of the hypocrisy.

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