Friday, November 17, 2017

Teach Access Professor Bootcamp

I am glad I had the opportunity to attend the "Teach Access Professor Bootcamp". This was a 3 hour session led by Mary Bellard, Senior Accessibility Architect at Microsoft and co-leader of the Materials Task Force for Teach Access, along with Larry Goldberg, Senior Director at Access Media, Oath. There was a good demonstration on how screen readers work. I have to be honest, I'm not sure I could keep up, and the speed of the screen reader wasn't raised. One comment that really influenced me was: "Disability should be more around the conditions and not a person." I think this is powerful. Two websites you will want to take a look at are:

Let me know if you want to discuss more.