Accessibility bugs in iOS with Safari

I was recently volunteering on a project to build a responsive webapp where we used standards to ensure compatibility with screen reader software. Everything was going well; all the necessary markup was in place as recommended on the WebAIM site. Field sets, labels and buttons ordered correctly. I turned on screen reader options and everything was read back […]

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Civic hacking with Impact: Raising Visibility of (In)Accessibility in Philadelphia

A broken elevator at 5th and Market Station - Westbound platform access

Just over a year ago I started a volunteer civic project with Code for Philly called UnlockPhilly at a Hackathon called Apps for Philly Transit. UnlockPhilly’s aim: to raise awareness of good and bad accessibility by mapping accessible stations, elevator outages and accessible venues in Philadelphia. This blog post reviews progress made so far and describes […]

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Transit Apps for Philly Hackathon; Unlocking Philadelphia

Deadline approaching

Apps For Philly Transit is an annual Hackathon that “aims to bring together transportation organizations and citizens of Philadelphia to rapidly conceive, design, and prototype uses of open data relating to transportation in Philly”. I pitched an idea called Unlock Philadelphia: an application to help people with disabilities, parents with strollers and older people to […]

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Mapping Open Traffic Crash Data

Nottingham Traffic Accidents Map

Open Data Nottingham has released traffic accident data  covering incidents in Nottinghamshire for the last four years.  For reported accidents, persons are listed (anonymously) if they suffer slight, severe or fatal injuries.  Drivers are identified, along with age/gender, but only if they are injured.  The quality and format of the data is good. Nottingham City’s website already […]

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