Yes. For example, there is a community of individuals who are blind and use the Arduino platform to build hardware devices. Arduino allows users to build digital devices that can sense and control objects in the physical world.
Held in Seattle, Washington on November 29 – 30, 2016, this institute provided a forum for prioritizing work to help every institution meet the two deadlines presented in Policy #188.
The Teach Access Tutorial provides best practices for making accessible mobile and web apps. Via hands-on exercises and reference guides, tutorial users can learn about aspects of writing accessible code like headings, image tags, keyboard navigation and ARIA standards as well as design principles for accessibility related to color contrast, text size, and conveying meaning through color.
This CBI covered collaboration across University of Washington departments; exploring legal obligations for creating and using accessible IT; ensuring the accessibility of websites, documents, and learning management systems; captioning videos, developing accessible online learning courses, promoting universal design, and engaging IT vendors in accessibility improvements.
The Washington IT Accessibility in Higher Education CBI provided a forum for sharing interventions and strategies across Washington State that promote accessibility of IT at colleges and universities.
InftyReader is optical character recognition (OCR) software that recognizes standard text, but also scientific figures and mathematics symbols. After scanning a document, it can output the content in a variety of digital formats, including LaTeX, MathML, XHTML, HRTeX, IML and Microsoft Word. Assistive technology can then be used to provide speech, Braille, or enlarged text access.
The IT Accessibility in Higher Education CBI provided a forum for sharing interventions and strategies that promote accessibility of IT at colleges and universities.
Webmasters make their websites accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Issues, problems, and solutions to helping individuals gain access to information technology and support was the primary focuse on this CBI.