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    the times writes Robert Pearson More Comments 0 The Mandate of a Chief Accessibility Officer Robert Pearson newly appointed Accessibility Officer at Accessible Media Inc Toronto explains the vision and scope of his mandate More Comments 0 Accessible Media Player Online for Next Gen TV Viewing The AMI player On October 30 2014 Accessible Media Inc AMI launched the AMI player providing an accessible broadcast experience for their Original Programming content More Comments 0 Disability as a Driver of Accessibility Individuals with disabilities can help set their organization s accessibility standards writes Robert Pearson More Comments 0 Predicting an Inclusive Future Organizations working with digital services and products need to work towards full scale accessibility and not just piecemeal accommodations writes Robert Pearson More Comments 0 Interim Accessible Solutions for Long Term Inclusion Creating interim accessible solutions can be a means of bridging the gap to compliance while work is underway on the larger accessibility service More Comments 0 Defining Inclusive Needs for Specific Audiences When implementing accessibility solutions across a wide spectrum of audience focus on getting the needs met of a small target segment writes Robert Pearson More Comments 0 A World of Access for the Widest Possible

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    is consistency in the technologies available to distributors regardless of their location writes Robert Pearson More Comments 0 Customizing Accessibility in the Digital Age Accessibility isn t a one size fits all paradigm writes Robert Pearson making a case for device independent accessibility provisions by harnessing the power of the Internet for users of all abilities More Comments 0 An Accessibility Bill of Rights for Digital Inclusion With the World Wide Web celebrating a quarter of century of being in existence Robert Pearson explores what a Bill of Rights for Digital Inclusion should comprise for a more inclusive web More Comments 0 Presenting on Emerging Assistive Technologies at CSUN 2014 Robert Pearson presented at the 29th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference CSUN held in San Diego California from March 17 22 2014 Read his event review More Comments 0 Multi sensory Emotional Accessibility The next step in the evolution of making media accessible to persons with disabilities could include senses beyond sight and hearing says Robert Pearson More Comments 0 Wearable Reality From Science Fiction to a Store Near You Wearable computing or gadgets that you wear on your body have already hit stores Are users with

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    South Africa and the World Blind Union to focus on Best Practices in Audio Description for Persons with Disabilities in South Africa More Comments 0 The Transition from Accessibility to Universal Access Robert Pearson sheds light on the transition from an accommodation based environment to one where universal access is the norm for users to all abilities More Comments 0 Have We Entered the Golden Age of Accessibility From a need based accommodation age we have now entered the Golden Age of Inclusion and Accessibility for Users of All Abilities says Robert Pearson More Comments 3 Centralization of Digital Accessibility Knowledge As web accessibility compliance becomes more widespread and universal there is an urgent need to centralize all our digital accessibility resources writes Robert Pearson More Comments 0 Accessible Media Inc at ICT Week Jamaica Event Review Accessible Media Inc AMI had the opportunity to participate in ICT Week Jamaica on behalf of G3ict Here s Robert Pearson s review of the event More Comments 0 All Access Content The Case for All or More As the next phase of compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 AODA approaches AMI s Robert Pearson explores whether compliance can

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    enforced and measured More Comments 0 An Inclusive Future for All AMI s Highlights from HLMDD 2013 Accessible Media Inc Attends the 68th Session of High level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on Disability and Development held in New York City on September 23 2013 More Comments 0 How Emotionally Accessible is Your Media Would you be as emotionally connected or responsive to your favorite TV show if you only had the standard descriptive text to rely on Robert Pearson explores emotional accessibility in ICTs and digital media More Comments 0 Supera11ySeason13 Once again it is that time of the year when the a11y digital accessibility community gathers to convene discuss present and drive forward the mandate of providing digital accessibility on the web in media with ICTs and through other environments More Comments 0 Digital Media Outcasts Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities Accessibility accommodations need to be as diverse as humanity itself Robert Pearson makes a case for accessible Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities More Comments 0 Redefining Technology How do parents gauge technology s impact on their children s learning and play Robert Pearson weighs in as a parent as well as a digital media expert and concludes that we need to rethink our conceptions of what technology is More Comments 0 Describing Music in Television Programming Regardless of what programming content a viewer requiring description may be watching they should be able to expect consistent video description This will ensure fully accessible entertainment for viewers with vision disability writes Robert Pearson More Comments 0 Going that Extra Mile Toward Ensuring Full Web Accessibility Compliance As per the Ontarian Provincial Government Regulations organizations of a certain size must adopt the W3C WCAG 2 0 standards to ensure their web properties are accessibility compliant But

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    organized technology fairs in Ontario Canada More Comments 0 Making Media Most Widely Available to Users of All Abilities With an increasing number of media materials being readily available in the digital ecosphere it s time we redefine the very idea of accessible content especially from the point of view of inclusion for users of all abilities More Comments 0 How Accessible is your Television For people with visual impairments such as people who are blind or have low vision audio description and described video make TV programs more accessible especially in the case of accessing emergency broadcasts More Comments 0 Inside CSUN 2013 Highlights of my Third Outing at the Technology Conference At the 28th CSUN Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference that was underway in San Diego between February 27 and March 2 2013 Robert Pearson spoke about AMI s initiative to develop Described Video Best Practices More Comments 0 Digital Authoring for Accessibility of Media Formats Digital data such as music books files and videos can be made accessible for users of all abilities if the content producer leads the way in ensuring format accessibility says Robert Pearson More Comments 0 Accessible Media Inc Looking Ahead in 2013 and Reviewing 2012 Accessible Media Inc Director Robert Pearson highlights the organization s agenda for 2013 including a 24 7 television station AMI Francais and reviews the year gone by More Comments 0 Accessible Media Inc Wins Top Honors at FCC s Annual Achievement in the Advancement of Accessibility Awards At the second annual FCC hosted Achievement in the Advancement of Accessibility Awards held in Washington D C on December 19 2012 Accessible Media Inc AMI won in the category of Video Programming More Comments 0 Digital Empathy for Customers of All Abilities The Internet of Things

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    for a Universal Audience Accessible Media Inc AMI in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Broadcasters CAB has recently embarked upon the process of developing Canadian broadcasting industry wide best practices for described video DV More Comments 0 Supera11ySeason Robert Pearson gives us a roundup of the accessibility events coming up this year in what is known as the Super Accessibility Season More Comments 1 Generation Paper Accessible Media Inc AMI recently launched the Described Video DV TV Guide in Canada on the AMI website For reference for those who may not be aware Audio Description is known as Described Video in Canada Robert Pearson writes More Comments 0 Practical Web Accessibility Contextualizing User Interface and Design Across Disability Environments Robert Pearson gives us a brief account of the proceedings of the June 2012 meet up of the Toronto Accessibility and Inclusive Design group that focused on Practical Accessibility More Comments 0 Taking a DEEPer Look at Accessibility A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend sponsor speak at and cover as a media organization the Designing and Enabling Economies and Policies DEEP Conference hosted by G3ict and OCAD University in Toronto Ontario More Comments 0 Touch Devices

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    on Electronics Communication and Computers JEC ECC 2013 Cairo Egypt December 17 19 2013 Venue Hilton Pyramids JEC ECC 13 is a venue for collaboration between prominent Egyptian Japanese and International researchers from academia and industry in the fields of

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    To highlight the business case for the expansion of IoT I referred to Cees Links CEO of GreenPeak Technologies who is quoted in the publication as saying that IoT will be a major source of wealth creation in the two decades to come Challenges to be addressed before IoT becomes part of our daily life were also emphasized at the launch In addition to the obvious technical legal and rights issues there is a need to fully overcome the stereotypes of treating a disabled person as a mere recipient of care rather than as an active and full member of society However rather unexpectedly some participants in the round table wished to add extra concerns to the list Today the Internet of Things serves human needs but what if some day we realize that the opposite is true and human beings will be serving it said the head of the International Telecommunication Union ITU Area Office for the CIS countries Orozobek Kaiykov He admitted that as a specialist he saw significant potential in IoT however as a consumer he often wondered how increasingly technology addicted people become as devices around them get smarter Frankly the prospect of machines sidelining humans was not seen as an issue by most of participants Thus Denis Rosa the director of advocacy group Perspectiva argued that so far people have had nothing to blame smart devices for On the contrary the latter have greatly facilitated the lives of citizens with disabilities But even the most advanced tablet is not a substitute for normal human communication and interaction she argued This is why it is so important that accessible communications technologies be refined for they will help people with disabilities not only be heard understood but also interact with others and better integrate into society Conversely

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