July 2004 archive

WAT's with Accessibility

IBM has created a service called WAT (Web Adaptation Technology (WAT) to allow users with disabilities to make standard Web pages more accessible without messing with the operating system as explained in WAT makes websites accessible. If you know of an organization that might be interested, to sign up with IBM and AbilityNet or contact …

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Voluntarily Doing Lab

Don’t know why I didn’t think to do this before as I’ve known about the Listening Labs site for a long time. It has many simple conversations between two people rated as easy, medium, and hard. Each conversation has audio, a script, and a quiz. This is the process I’ve been following: 1. Listen to …

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Dancing on the Speech Banana

I went for a remapping last Monday and the audiologist also did testing. The mapping didn’t change much, which didn’t surprise me as I didn’t feel a need for a mapping. But I had not been in for an appointment since October, so I thought it was time. She did two tests. First, I listened …

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Twin Adventures

I admire the mom of the twin boys who are breaking the sound barriers. I know it’s hard to help one child, but two. Wow.


An old and nasty friend is back. For the last few weeks, I’ve been experiencing vertigo, dizziness, lightheadedness, and eye pain. I’m at my wit’s end, frustrated. All the things I’ve learned in the past for managing it are not working. I’ve contacted the doctor who helped me through the worst vertigo of my life …

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The Coalition for Movie Captioning (CMC)

TDI-L Notes – Action Alert: The Coalition for Movie Captioning (CMC) needs your quick action. We have a great opportunity to rapidly increase captioned movies in theaters across the U.S. A movie captioning amendment proposed by Senator Mark Dayton of Minnesota was included in the Senate JOBS Act, which passed the Senate in May 2004. …

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