Visual Impairment

Advocates sue Texas ride-share companies

Friday, September 30, 2016Aundrea Moore is a blind woman in Austin, recently retired from a career at the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Now that Uber and Lyft have left Austin in response to new regulations, she is limited in her options for taxi…

FCC moves to expand video description requirements

Wednesday, April 13, 2016The Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rule Making [PDF] on March 31, regarding an expansion of existing video description requirements that make television programming accessible to people with visual disabilities. “Video description enables those who are blind…

AMC Theaters sued by advocates for the blind

Tuesday, March 8, 2016The nation’s largest movie chain was hit by a class-action complaint in federal court last month, accusing it of failing to make its services accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired. “Properly functioning audio description technology provides an…

(Video) Smartphone app identifies objects and colors for people with visual impairments

Wednesday, January 13, 2016The technologically-advanced world that we live in seems to be constantly expanding – and three individuals based in northern California are working to directly contribute to that growth. Alberto Rizzolo, Marita Cheng, and Simon Edwardsson have created the smartphone application…

Lawsuit prompts GSA to improve website accessibility

Friday, November 20, 2015The General Services Administration and the American Council of the Blind announced a settlement November 12, require the government agency to overhaul its website for federal contractors. “I am very pleased that GSA is being held accountable for making…