Anh Bui, Vice President of @Benetech Labs, joined us to discuss using technology for good.
Benetech is most widely known for Bookshare, an online library for people with print disabilities. Note that this is only open to people with print disabilities per the Chafee Amendment (copyright exceptions with cause). There are some public domain books you can search through on the site.
Martus is another of Benetech's core programs, in their human rights and civil liberties program. It is an open source, secure information collection and management tool.
Poet Image Description Tool is a Benetech tool to aid in making visuals more accessible to everyone.
Some accessibility guidelines and techniques:
- W3 Web design accessibility
- Apple's many accessibility resources
- POUR (Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, Robust) website design article
Hackaday Prize (2016 announcement is coming!)