A Case of Individual Adaptation for Universal AccessibilityBy Misek, Marla ; EContent, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 53-55
Publication Date: March 2007
Article focuses on the use of accessible technology at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), which is a high-ranking school that generally attracts older working students, adults training for new careers, and senior students pursuing degrees or academic interests following retirement. With CSULB’s diverse student population, university administrators have worked hard to make all programs universally accessible. The university has worked with the IBM Human Ability and Accessibility Center, which aims to improve technology access and usability for all people. One application used via IBM is WebAdapt2Me, which allows people with diverse abilities to view the web in whichever way is most productive for them. For example, the entire screen can be magnified; text and background colors can be altered; distracting animations can be hidden; and images can be sharpened to improve readability. WebAdapt2Me can also read text out loud. The program has been up and running at CSULB since fall 2005.
Assistive Products Discussed: WEBADAPT2ME
Published by: Information Today, Inc. (Website:http://infotoday.com)