Bridges News — accessibility

Coming soon: mouse control added to the new iPadOS

Coming soon: mouse control added to the new iPadOS

Apple's newly announced iPadOS will add mouse control access to its accessibility features -- access that both the consumer market and alternative access users have wanted for years.  Currently in beta, this new feature will become available in the new OS sometime in fall 2019.  But what does this new feature mean for the hotly anticipated, recently launched AMAneo BTI mouse to iOS interface?

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Access Hackers REJOICE! PowerToys are Back!

Access Hackers REJOICE! PowerToys are Back!

Attention Windows power users, developers of assistive technology (AT) and access geeks everywhere -- Microsoft is bringing back PowerToys utilities for Windows.  A part of Win 95, PowerToys was a way to prototype and tweak functions that are particularly useful for accessibility hacking keyboard shortcut management, browsing desktop and functions and more. Open-source previews of the utilities are coming this summer.   

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Chromebook Accessibility the Missing Users Guide

Chromebook Accessibility the Missing Users Guide

Chromebooks have exploded in popularity in school systems across North America. In celebration of Chromebook month Bridges shares with you our Chromebook Accessibility: the Missing Users Guide.

To download the free pdf, CLICK HERE. 

This brief reference summarises built in accessibility features in the Chromebook's OS and looks at how you can connect various assistive technology. 

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New accessibility resources from Ablenet

New accessibility resources from Ablenet

Invaluable free resources from Ablenet for supporting users with complex needs and putting Universal Design for Learning into action in the classroom:

Designing Your 21st Century Accessible Classroom infographic (downloadable pdf)iOS 10 Accessibility Switch Control - The Missing User Guide (downloadable pdf); Action Dictionary iBook,

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