The Braille Challenge recently held its regional competitions where blind students across North America demonstrated their braille literacy skills. Within Canada, Ella Yu (Age 9) from Delta, BC; Keisha Anderson (Age 14) from Lower Nicola, BC; and Rhianna Martin (Age 17) from Campbell River, BC qualified as finalists from the regional site held at the University of British Columbia.
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Spring is here and T-Base can’t help but think about DAISY! We recently held a “Going Digital with DAISY” webinar which brought to light a number of questions about this unique format. In order to further clarify, we have asked our resident audio expert, Andrew Tweedy, to answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
How do Type 2 and Type 4 DAISY differ? How do I know which is best used for my students?
Web accessibility can be a daunting task when you’re not sure where to start. There are several guidelines, articles and blogs on web accessibility, but many just create more confusion. We’ve encountered several questions through the years, while providing web audits and accessible web training. Our resident Web Accessibility Specialist, Andy Keyworth has answered a few questions that have come to light most frequently.
How do you test a website for accessibility?
Effective January 1st, 2012, all organizations must have been fully compliant with the Accessible Customer Service Standard of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA).
Web accessibility has become a hot button issue, which is understandable considering this generation’s technological prowess. David Berman is a web accessibility expert presenting at T-Base’s ‘Web Accessibility Matters’ course this fall in Ottawa, Ontario. He is offering his insights into the world of web standards, how to make them work for you, and how to make the web a better place for everyone. I thought I would take this opportunity to ask a few questions that I am sure are on everybody’s mind about accessible web design.
Connecting the dots about braille
Recently, Dalbar released a study of Investor Statement Preferences. The study identifies the elements of the investor statement that are deemed most valuable by customers. A very interesting read. I invite you to view the full press release on the 2010 Investor Statement Preferences study on the Dalbar website.
Make a Statement about Accessibility
Good Reasons To Pick DAISY
With school being in full swing, T-Base is currently producing a wide variety of alternate format materials for educational institutions. One of the most popular and fastest-growing accessible media is DAISY – navigable audio ideal for both literature and textbooks. I sat down with Andrew Tweedy, our audio recording engineer and in-house DAISY expert, to learn more about DAISY and the benefits it has for our end-users.
Q: What is DAISY?
Everything you wanted to know about our accessible PDFs.
As we approach the official launch of AccessOne, we wanted to talk about accessible PDFs. Although the PDF is well established, many people are unfamiliar with the accessibility features. As well, we are proud that T-Base’s AccessOne is at the highest level of accessibility for PDFs, and for several important reasons.