Open source software (OSS) positively impacts many large industries from healthcare to education—these effects are now being felt at the individual level as well. The speed of delivery and cost efficiency of OSS enables developers to provide multi-use, flexible and readily available software as opposed to proprietary options. OSS allows software developers to create assistive technologies using open source interfaces that directly improve the day-to-day lives of members of the special needs community or individuals who have physical disabilities.
The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 ("CVAA") requires video game equipment, software and related services to be accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. Read the full article.
Buying a new vehicle can be exciting, yet challenging – especially if you are buying your first conversion vehicle for yourself or a loved one with a mobility disability. Where do you start? AbleData’s Assistive Technology Specialist, Lesley Nesmith, spoke with Shelley Clark, a representative from a reputable mobility center, Total Mobility Services, to discover some helpful tips. Read highlights from their interview below.
On Tuesday, Google Inc published a blog post introducing the company's latest initiative — the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities.