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Conference Plea for More-Accessible Websites
In a keynote speech at PLAIN 2015 - an international conference of plain language specialists held at Dublin Castle in September - the accessibility guru David Berman said that in the last 30 years more people had been liberated by information technology than by wars and revolutions. He declared that the mobile phone would soon be the way most of the world's population interacted with printed documents and web pages, Berman pictured here wearing glasses that simulate low vision - said it was just as important to design in a way that helped people with a wide range of disabilities. Berman, author of Do Good Design and a UN social advisor on web accessibility said good design could make many things more accessible.
The Zimmerman Low Vision Simulators were used at the Oklahoma DRS Expo
The Oklahoma DRS Expo Was More Than “OK” – It Was Great!
Betsy Flenner, Outreach Coordinator from the Kentucky School for the Blind discusses using the Zimmerman Low Vision Simulation Kit for a workshop on low vision http://www.kentuckyteacher.org/features/2010/12/when-students-can’t-get-to-ksb-or-ksd-the-schools-go-to-them/
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