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    Historically, people with autism were usually excluded from society, and even today this is an unfortunate fact of life in different cultures around the world. “Wretches & Jabberers,” a film by Gerardine Wurzburg about two autistic men traveling to different countries, challenges long-standing assumptions people harbor about autistic people in general. In this…

Read More To Caption Or Not To Caption A Movie About Autism?

After passing in the Senate last week, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, which will improve access to mobile content for the deaf and blind communities, will soon become law. This means deaf consumers can now watch closed-captioned shows and movies on the Web on their PC or mobile devices. Before, closed-captions were…

Read More Abledbody.com: The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

On Saturday, May 15, the State University of New York in Orange County (SUNY Orange) hosted its first annual Hudson Valley Assistive Technology Expo. Over 60 exhibits and vendors advertised their services and products. Headlining the expo was a keynote speech by Dr. Nancy Sulla of IDECORP (an expert on Universal Design for Learning), special screenings…

Read More Abledbody.com: SUNY-Orange’s Assistive Technology Expo

Last month, I wrote here on abledbody.com about a new captioning application for the iPhone, called Subtitles, that lets deaf and hard-of-hearing moviegoers follow the dialogue of almost any movie in any movie theater in the nation.  Earlier this week, Dan Walker was notified by Apple that his app violated movie studio copyrights relating to…

Read More Abledbody.com: iPhone Movie Captioning App To Be Shelved?