Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Raising the Floor: Web Accessibility for All

Raising the Floor is " an international coalition of individuals and organizations working to ensure that the Internet is accessible to people experiencing accessibility or literacy problems, even if they have very limited or no financial resources. The goal is to ensure that individuals who need special interfaces are as free and able as everyone else to use the new and emerging Internet tools and resources to live more independently and productively, and to achieve their life's goals".

The group works to put "the Web within reach of all those with
disability, literacy, or aging related barriers,
regardless of their economic status".

You can sign up for their mailing list here.

The FCC has teamed with them and the Coleman Institute to launch the Cloud Computing Challenge. You can read about it in a pdf here.

2 comments:

Thomas Nelson said...

Great information about a noble cause. I want to be certain my soon to launch blog, In the Spotlight: Art and Disability is accessible to everyone. I will definitely check out their site. Thanks for sharing

Ruth said...

Thanks for letting us know about your new blog!