In this demonstration, I briefly show what it is like to access the Code of Federal Regulations with version 2023 of the JAWS for Windows screen reader. The code of Federal Regulations is where federal agencies publish what it means to comply with laws when Congress has delegated its authority to make rules to federal…… Continue reading Demoing the Code of Federal Regulations with JAWS
Between my job and the websites I manage I write tons of content. One of the consistent challenges I face as a writer is how to convey the significance I attach to a word or words to all of my potential readers. People unaware of how screen readers actually read content by default usually have…… Continue reading Significance is Information
Civil rights laws including the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are developed by Congress to largely depend on the public filing complaints with the government and/or suing violators. Passage of these laws is accompanied with lots of fanfare and celebration. Politicians brag about their commitment to civil rights, equality,…… Continue reading Complaint Based Civil Rights Laws are Designed to Provide Few Civil Rights
The second episode of the Demand Our Access podcast will be live on ACB Community’s channel five on Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 PM Eastern. The live episodes will be preempted by ACB New Year’s Eve celebrations on the 31st. So, we will have a new, hopefully permanent, schedule in the new year. Beginning in…… Continue reading A new Schedule for the Live Episodes
This initial demo of the Demand Our Access website shows what the home page and blog page sound like when using the JAWS for Windows screen reader. https://www.demandouraccess.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Website-Demand-Our-Access-Tour.mp3
In episode two we begin discussing key concepts under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act including: notice of rights, complaints; and ADA coordinators. This link goes to the PDF for episode two. The PDF has all of the most important information discussed in the episode.
Welcome to the first episode of the Demand Our Access podcast. In this episode, I will describe the podcast, the website for the show, and briefly discuss basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Many in the disability community know the most important aspect of disability equity is nothing about us without us. Simply put, the idea is that decisions made impacting the disability community should not be made without major input from the disability community. I would extend the nothing about us without us idea to mean things…… Continue reading Much About Us Without Us
This is the prerecorded portion of the first episode of the Demand Our Access podcast. This episode contains a description of the podcast and website as well as a brief introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here is a link to a PDF containing the important topics covered during the prerecorded portion of the…… Continue reading Episode One Presentation