Festival ADA is Underway!

We are so excited to be joining our NIDILRR grantee colleagues at Festival ADA at the National Museum of American History! We’ll be there tomorrow (Saturday) from 12 to 2:30 with some great samples of grantee publications available from our collection. Here’s a sample of what else you might find:

Sample of a universal interface from GPII.net. A sign asks Would you like to have technology automatically change to match YOU? No longer confusion, no longer hard to read

What if your settings for font, color, and readability could follow you from device to device?

The Wheel of Justice features spokes for history, employment, accessibility, technology, independent living movement, on the job, and knowing your right.

The Wheel of Justice! From the ADA National Network!

Try out GPII.net from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Interface and Information Technology Access.The purpose of the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) is to ensure that everyone who faces accessibility barriers due to disability, literacy, digital literacy, or aging, regardless of economic resources, can access and use the Internet and all its information, communities, and services for education, employment, daily living, civic participation, health, and safety.

Take a spin on the Wheel of Justice from the ADA National Network! Spin to learn more about the history of the landmark civil rights legislation and your rights and responsibilities under the ADA. This is the perfect opportunity to sign on to the ADA Pledge!

Four people stand around the Wheel of Justice, a spinning wheel featuring ADA-related topics.

Robin Jones from the Great Lakes ADA Center encourages you to take a spin on the Wheel of Justice!

Laptop displays MyASLPublisher with a graphic of the sign for Absolute value

IDRT’s suite of ASL publishing tools available at MyASLTech.com

Do you use ASL? Are you a teacher who works with Deaf students? Would you like to use ASL in your classroom materials? MyASLTech may be just the tool you’re looking for! The suite of tools includes ASL dictionaries, a sign generator, a concept generator, games and quizzes, and more! Stop by and talk to the folks from IDRT (based right here in Silver Spring) about MyASLTech and ask about their work in Morocco (trust us, it’s cool stuff).

How can you get the most out of a map if you can’t see? Take a look at these talking and tactile maps developed by Touch Graphics and the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center Develop and Evaluate Technology for Low Vision, Blindness, and Multi-Sensory Loss at the Smith Kettlewell Institute!

Interactive map of the United States from Touch Graphics and the American Printing House for the Blind uses a talking tactile pen. Each state has an interactive dot to play information. Additional commands at the bottom say help, volume, speech up or down, repeat, lock, and stop.

This interactive map from Touch Graphics and the American Printing House for the Blinds uses a talking tactile pen. Tap the pen on the state to hear information about that state.

Tactile map with raised lines shows escalators, elevators, and barriers

A tactile map of the 12th St concourse subway station in San Francisco developed at Smith Kettlewell

We hope to see you there tomorrow!

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