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Flipping the Script on Audio Description – Blind Grown & Sexy

“Let’s talk about sex…” ~ Salt-n-Pepa When we talk about describing movies and television, eventually we have to discuss sex. Whether a romantic love scene in a film or adult content including racy images to porn videos, Blind adults who want access to this content should be able to get it. Yet, for many people […]
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#AXSChat with June Lowery, Head of Unit “Accessibility, Multilingualism & Safer Internet at the …

June Lowery is Head of Unit and Deputy to the Director at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CNECT). She has worked for the EU institutions in Luxembourg for the past 25 years in a wide variety of fields including publications, finance, logistics, and digital inclusion. Her current responsibilities…

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How to Improve the Digital Accessibility of Your Business

Roughly 61 million adults in the U.S. live with a disability, yet many businesses aren’t meeting the accessibility standards necessary to effectively reach this large percentage of the population. Helping businesses meet these standards is at the core of what we do at Oleb Media. However, a lot of business owners may be curious about… Read More
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AXSChat with Debra, Ruh, Neil Milliken and Antonio Santos

Antonio Santos is a Social Media Business Evangelist and Senior Data Intelligence Expert, at Atos, focusing on Digital Inclusion, Social Media Engagement, and Social Business. He is a Sociologist with expertise on Applied Research; he previously worked in the Media, Military, Public Sector and Telecom before joining Siemens IT in 2006 in Cork and Atos…

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Flipping the Script on Audio Description – Access 4 All

“I came to this country to start leading the project and start putting all the technicalities together to start doing captions and audio description in Spanish, serving the Latino community.” Maria Victoria Diaz PhD, an Electrical Engineer left Colombia to help “Flip the Script” not only on Audio Description but access in general for native […]
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#AXSChat with Matt Gibson & Ramon Lapenta from Cyber-Duck, a user-centred digital transformation…

Matt Gibson & Ramon Lapenta Matt Gibson is a Director at Cyber-Duck, a user-centric digital transformation agency based out of the UK. He helps oversee all aspects of the production lifecycle, including research, design, and delivery of products and services, for organisations like Sport England, Compare the Market, and the Bank of England. As a…

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Flipping the Script on Audio Description – And the Winner Is…

There’s a lot of conversation taking place about Audio Description. While Flipping the Script is less about the mainstream AD talk, I wanted to bring some perspective to this discussion. I invited Roy Samuelson to share some of what he has been involved in as a means of creating awareness and advancing Audio Description. We’re […]
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The Blind Werewolf: How Blindness Changed Me

Like a werewolf, my life been a story of transformations. From a poor visually impaired kid in a Pennsylvania steel mill town afraid he would never achieve anything, into a man whose life is full of purpose and meaning. From a boy who tried to pass as sighted, afraid of who he was, into a man ferociously declaring his blindness. I’ve done many things my younger self would not have believed possible. I have a PhD in English literature and Disability Studies. I have published and presented my research around…
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#AXSChat with Richard Morton, Head of Accessibility at the UK Central Digital and Data Office.

Richard is Head of Accessibility at CDDO (Central Digital and Data Office). He focuses on building accessibility capability and culture in central government and the wider public sector through Accessibility Empathy Lab sessions, clinics, training, talks and webinars, and manages the cross government accessibility communities. Until April 2021 the accessibility monitoring and capability functions were…

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Disabled Immigrants: Living on the Edge of Barbwire

Disabled Immigrants: Living on the Edge of Barbwire Qudsiya Naqui   Content notes: ableist and sanist language, eugenics, suicide, medical neglect, suffering, abuse, violence, incarceration   I first became interested … Continue Reading Disabled Immigrants: Living on the Edge of Barbwire

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