Food for Thought Newsletter August 2021

This on one of my news forums: ” I work from home, Recently injured my arm so I’m going to therapy. To the subject. My furry family member is 14 yrs old. He only barks when I leave him home alone. ( My previous neighbors, were I lived before never complained cause they said he would stop after awhile.)” Then the writer got warnings from the Board, and subsequently, a violation notice. The complainant said they could hear the dog through the living room walls. I read a response that is brilliant: “Get a baby monitor that connects to your phone so you can talk to him and sooth him or tell him to knock it...

Food for Thought Newsletter July 2021

Excerpt from Disability Scoop Newsletter (Autism Down Syndrome Intellectual Disability Cerebral Palsy And More…) Morphic is a free program that makes it easier for anyone to find and operate the usability and accessibility features built into Windows and Mac operating systems. Morphic’s basic features allow you to quickly increase text size, magnify portions of your screen, take a screenshot, read selected text aloud, manage your assistive technology (AT), and more. Morphic can also be deployed to all computers at institutions and organizations as a Free or Full Enterprise installation - contact the Morphic Team for more information info@morphic.org. Notify ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES accessibility.voxmedia.com Content creators want everyone to be able to access their work, and businesses want their products available to as many people as possible. This useful web accessibility checklist, created by Vox Media, outlines specific criteria for designers, engineers, project managers, quality assurance, and editorial teams to build accessible content. At the bottom of the checklist, users will find markdown and plain text formats to copy and paste into documents, Slack, Trello, or other project management tools. Users who scroll to the Tools section will find several resources to help complete the items in the checklist, such as color blindness simulators and a color contrast analyzer. [Excerpted from Scout Report-Volume 27, Number 25]...