One of the many things I love about working with the team at T-Base is coming up with fun and innovative programs to support our customers and partners. It has been just over a month since we partnered with Tree Canada and American Forests to launch our #tbasedoztrees program in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, and give back to the earth.
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Everyone concerned with the accessibility of information for all regardless of their disability should pause and acknowledge the remarkable contribution made by Dr. Abraham Nemeth, mathematician, inventor, and creator of the mathematical Nemeth Braille Code. The Nemeth Code has played a significant role in literacy, education, and accessibility for decades; it has given braille readers the opportunity to pursue advanced math and science opening career opportunities and pathways that were otherwise unavailable. Dr. Abraham Nemeth passed away peacefully yesterday at the age of 94.
For the past several years, T-Base Communications has partnered with Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) by offering scholarships in order to help fund the educational pursuits of an outstanding blind, deaf-blind or partially sighted student in Canada who is continuing his or her academic education at the post-secondary level.
Without a doubt, this year’s Braille Challenge was one of the best. Sixty students from across North America attended this year’s event, including three Canadians.
Astrid Alauda is quoted as saying "Tea is Instant Wisdom - Just add Water”. This quote is the theme for our booth at this year’s AHEAD conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Visiting the T-Base Tea Room booth will feel like stopping by your favorite café where you will learn about our classics, specialty flavors and our hot new blends. Enjoy complimentary iced tea to quench your thirst as you speak to our knowledgeable staff and pick up your T-Base Tea Pack to bring home.
At T-Base, providing your students with accessible format textbooks is a simple as brewing a cup of tea:
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.
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.