Accessible Technology

Where can I learn about best practices for making accessible mobile and web apps?

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.

University of Washington Accessible Information Technology (2016)

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.

What is InftyReader?

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.