Yet another component of my job has become inaccessible due to the failure of a piece of mainstream software, in this case an extremely large HTML table data structure, to be usable with the two most widely implemented screen readers: JAWS and Window-Eyes. There are potentially negative and serious consequences in store for me as a result of all this ongoing inaccessibility. Of course, as we blind people are largely off the radar screen of the technology industry, this scenario of inaccessibility at work is growing exponentially. Our ability to participate in employment will bleed away from us if we’re unable to find ways to constructively address issues of technology access. Listen to this podcast for details.
Check out more of my thoughts on the absolutely critical nature of the need for equal accessibility.
We test out new microphone positioning and the Iriver’s recording capabilities as we walk from a near by restaurant to Jeff’s office.
Listen to Karen and I as we test the recording capabilities of the Iriver IFP 899 while casually chatting about our ongoing Tucson trip, wedding plans and other fun topics.
Karen and I are heading back to Tucson to visit with the Bishop family.