Online Video in American Sign Language Showcases Verizon Wireless’ Nationwide Messaging Plan

Screen grab from the Verizon Wireless ASL videoWeb Video One Of Many Services Provided For Customers With Disabilities

By: PR Newswire

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 21 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Wireless, the wireless industry leader in customer-friendly policies, announced that the company now offers information about its Nationwide Messaging plans in online videos in American Sign Language (ASL) to better serve customers who are deaf or hard of hearing.Continue Reading Online Video in American Sign Language Showcases Verizon Wireless’ Nationwide Messaging Plan

Talking websites improve accessibility and sales

Peter Abrahams By: Peter Abrahams, Practice Leader – Accessibility and Usability, Bloor Research
Published: 21st July 2008
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Textic Limited, the text to speech solutions specialist, recently announced the commercial launch of Talklets, the Web 2.0 service that ‘voice-enables’ text-based Web content.

So why should you want to voice-enable your web site? The simple answer is that it adds an extra level of accessibility to the site and further ensures compliance with existing and proposed legislation around the world; but that is only part of the answer. Continue Reading Talking websites improve accessibility and sales