Raising the Floor News

Accessible "Web Access Plug-In" Available for Android Mobile Devices

HILLIARD, OH July 15, 2010 - IDEAL Group Apps4Android, Inc. announced today the release of the first, fully accessible, Open Source, Web Access Plug-In for Android Mobile Devices in support of Raising the Floor.

Posted on July 15, 2010 at 1:53 pm in Highlights

Accessible Android E-Mail and Barcode Reader

HILLIARD, OH July 6, 2010 - IDEAL Group Apps4Android, Inc. announced today the release of the first Android e-mail reader for the blind. The IDEAL K9 E-Mail® reader is accessible using Google's Talkback and other Android screenreaders. Also announced was the release of IDEAL Item Identifier®, an Android-based barcode reader.

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 1:00 pm in Highlights

FCC National Broadband Plan Supports Public Inclusive Infrastructure; Cites RtF Consortium Members' Comments

The FCC's National Broadband Plan suggests a "network-based delivery system for assistive
technologies" among other broad-ranging disability access recommendations, citing Raising the Floor consortium members' public comments on issues and potential solutions to ensure that people with disabilities are able to fully participate and benefit from advances in broadband technologies.

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 7:37 am in NPIIs, Highlights, Broadband

SXSW Interactive 2010 Presentation

In a presentation delivered at SXSW Interactive 2010, Rich Schwerdtfeger, Distinguished Engineer and Software Group Accessibility Strategist and Architect at IBM, discussed NPIIs and the accessibility of emerging technologies.

Posted on April 20, 2010 at 10:48 am in Talks, NPIIs

FCC Seeks Input on Broadband Initiatives and Accessibility

The FCC is seeking comments on Broadband Accessibility for People With Disabilities and will be hosting a workshop designed to promote an open dialogue between the FCC and key constituents from the disability community.

Posted on September 23, 2009 at 3:36 pm in Highlights

Assistive Technologies and e-Accessibility Meeting

Gregg Vanderheiden was invited to present on RtF at the European Commission's Expert Meeting on Assistive Technologies and e-Accessibility in Brussels on March 25, 2009.

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 2:25 pm in Highlights, Talks

CSUN 2009 Presentation

Gregg Vanderheiden described the Raising the Floor initiative in his presentation on Friday, March 20, 2009 at the annual CSUN conference.

Posted on March 17, 2009 at 8:39 am in Highlights, Talks

ATIA Presentation

Jim Fruchterman and Gregg Vanderheiden presented a RtF educational session at the Assistive Technology Industry Association conference in Orlando on January 29, 2009.

Posted on March 3, 2009 at 11:24 am in Highlights, Talks

RtF Mailing Lists

Mailing lists are now available for several working groups. You may also sign up to receive general news and announcements about RtF.

Posted on February 11, 2009 at 4:47 pm in Highlights, Web site

e-Inclusion Conference

Gregg Vanderheiden discussed Raising the Floor at the 2008 European Ministerial e-Inclusion Conference. See the e-Inclusion website for details and slides from Gregg's presentation.

Posted on January 11, 2009 at 4:58 pm in Highlights, Talks