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WebAIM Launches 2 Screen Reader User Surveys

February 12, 2013 — Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM) has launched two new surveys that focus on the use of screen readers: a Survey of Users with Low Vision and a Survey of Users with Motor Disabilities. The data collected from the surveys will be made available to the public and used to provide guidance and recommendations on the design and development of accessible web content. All individuals with low vision or motor disabilities are invited to take the surveys, which will remain open through March 15, 2013.

Georgia Tech Part of Effort to Increase Braille Materials

July 26, 2012 - In an effort to increase the number of printed materials for people who are blind and low vision, ex-offenders will be trained in Braille transcription, computer skills and business techniques. The program, Providing Real Opportunities for Income through Technology (or PROFITT), is currently being beta tested in a maximum-security institution in Texas. It was developed through a partnership of the National Braille Press, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

FCC Reconsiders Text-to-Speech for EAS

04.19.12 – The FCC issued an Order on Reconsideration “In the Matter of Amendment of the Review of the Emergency Alert System” [EB Docket No. 04-296] reconsidering the Commission’s rules on the use of text-to-speech (TTS) by Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants.

FCC Seeks Input on VPAAC Report on Video Description: Guidelines & Recommendations

04.09.12 – The FCC’s Video Programming Accessibility Advisory Committee (VPAAC) issued a Report concerning Video Description and the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010.  The report describes the chain of distribution of video descriptions including the production of video descriptions by and distribution to consumers highlighting that the rights to create video description must first be obtained befor

Letter to the Editor of TDPH

Following the March issue of the TDPH, the Wireless RERC received the following letter in response to the story on the New Legislation for Prescription Drug Labeling.

Dear Editor,

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