Understand Windows 8 accessibility and Unified English Braille at Accessing Higher Ground
What are the limitations and alternatives to the built-in accessibility tools in the latest versions of Microsoft Windows? What are the assistive technology implications of Unified English Braille Code adopted by the Braille Authority of North America? Get practical answers to these and your other assistive technology questions at the 16th Accessing Higher Ground conference held November 4 to November 8 2013 in Westminster Colorado.
Dolphin Computer Access, a leading provider of assistive technology solutions since 1986, will be presenting two practical sessions at this year's Accessing Higher Ground conference. The sessions are suitable for students or professionals supporting learners who are blind or have low vision.
Understanding the Windows 8 accessibility gap for blind and low vision students
Date: Thursday - November 7, 2013, 2.15pm
Room: Windsor room
Microsoft Windows 8 includes changes to the built-in screen access tools. But, are new Narrator voices and hotkeys sufficient to enable students and employees who are blind or low vision to be independent and productive? In a practical session held on Thursday November 7, discover what can be achieved with the accessibility built-in to Windows 8, and identify the areas where students who are blind or low vision require specialist support.
UEB 101 - the changes and benefits of Unified English Braille
Date: Friday - November 8, 2013, 8:00 a.m.
Room: Cotton Creek II
Unified English Braille Code, adopted by most English speaking countries around the world, brings the promise of greater interlibrary sharing and transcription simplification. In UEB101 on Friday November 8, Dolphin's Jeff Bazer will introduce Unified English Braille and explain what you really need to know to start using UEB for screen reading and transcription. Read the announcement from BANA about UEB adoption in North America.
At Accessing Higher Ground you can also get hands on with Dolphin's full range of screen reading, screen magnification and alternative format production solutions in the exhibition hall.
Accessing Higher Ground conferences focus on the implementation and benefits of Accessible Media for individuals designing or providing accessible information resources and technology in the academic and business environments.
Dolphin Computer Access delivers independence by developing and distributing a range of access solutions for people who are blind or low vision.