Archive for March, 2008

create accessible PDFs from Word 2007

March 10, 2008

Excellent step by step article on the AbilityNet site on how to make sure that PDFs created in MS Word 2007 using the free plug-in are accessible:



new accessibility metadata standard a step closer

March 6, 2008

A long time coming but it looks like an update to the oft quoted but never (well rarely anyway) used IMS accessibility metadata schema is now very very close.


braille beer cans in Japan

March 3, 2008

According to this article its hard to tell the difference between softdrinks cans and beer cans in Japan.  How silly – why don’t they just follow our example and make the beer cans bigger.  mind you, Beer vending machines – they’ve got some things better.

March 3, 2008

good site for keeping an eye on assitive technology with a Mac – tips tricks and product news