Bridges News — Web Accessibility

Important Update: Chrome Apps Windows, Mac and Linux OS support end-of life in sight

Important Update: Chrome Apps Windows, Mac and Linux OS support end-of life in sight

Last year Google had announced that it was discontinuing its support of Chrome Apps for Windows, Mac and Linux OS users. This means that for software like Clicker Apps, Snap&Read, WordQ and Co:Writer, users who do not have Chromebooks will not be able to access those tools. AT users can still access Chrome extensions regardless of what kind of OS they have.
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Accessible Text Repositories -- Canadian and International

Recently, a teacher in BC whose student just received Kurzweil 3000 called and said "Given that many students in BC use Kurzweil 3000, I have two questions:

1) Surely, I don’t have to turn a whole bunch of common Grade 6 novels and textbooks into .kesi files for this specific student?

2) Surely, someone else has already done this work and there is a source for it?"

I answered, “of course you don't,” and “of course there is.” (Bracketed by the phrases “reinventing the wheel” and “don’t call me Shirley...”)
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