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Is it now illegal to administer a service online for someone with disabilities?

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has handed down a very important decision on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act…. Its reasoning appears to be very broad. If I’m reading it correctly, it says that if you tell people not to visit your website, and they do it anyway knowing you disapprove, they’re committing a federal crime of accessing your computer without authorization. (link) This has been… Read Article →

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Flowers for Turing 2016

  A quick note to tell readers that Flowers for Turing 2016 completed recently.   The total raised was around £2050,  almost trebling last years total! You can read more about the event – including photos, videos, and roll of honour, on the Flowers for Turing subsite.

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CommuniKate: Github and new website

Two cool CommuniKate things to tell you about! Website We’ve updated the CommuniKate website: communikate.equalitytime.co.uk It was something we thought carefully about for a while, but we wanted a site that focused on the ‘things that help’ rather than the ‘story about the things that help’.   The blog aspects have gone (news and development will be posted here) and the layout has been updated to focus on what’s important: the… Read Article →

AzuleJoe: why PowerPoint?

Today we’re going to go into a little bit of detail about a choice we made when building our test version of the Open Voice Factory. One of the unusual things about the video we put out a few months back is the choice of using PowerPoint to edit AAC pagesets.  We’d like to talk about that in a bit more detail today (there was some technical detail about the… Read Article →

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Flowers for Turing 2016!

It’s the time of year for the Flowers for Turing project! In 2013, we thought we were going to do something small and cute.  We thought we were going to lay a few flowers at Alan Turing’s statue. We ended up doing something that was incredibly successful and touched thousands and thoughts of people (You can read more about the project and the reaction we got on on the project… Read Article →

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Chemistry Accessibility

The Royal Society of Chemistry have just put up a disability-focused report I wrote for them.    The report was interesting to research and write, and the team were smart and fun to work with. I’d like to use this post to show some good practice things that the RSC did that I’d like other large bodies or companies to start doing. The framing The RSC was an interesting client. They’d… Read Article →

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ISACC 2016

  We’ve just confirmed that eQuality Time will be at ISAAC’s 2016 conference. The International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) works to improve the lives of children and adults with communication disabilities and their conference, held every two years,  is very much the biggest event on the communication disability calendar. It’s being held in  Toronto, Canada, from August 6 – 13, 2016, and in addition to presenting on… Read Article →

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10000 Children Funding Proposal

At eQuality Time we believe that the more transparent an organisation is, the more effective it will be. One of the things we’d like to be more transparent about is the funding application process.  A little while ago we put out a post about a new project we were putting together looking at children missing from the education system.  We put together a bid that aimed to tackle the issue… Read Article →

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Reaction to the Inclusive Prize

So we won the inclusive technology prize and it’s time to, well, react to that. It’s incredible on two levels. We believe in AzuleJoe and Communikate, we believe that their time is now and that they can produce real change.  The prize publicity, and the funding that will come with it is a real validation of that belief. This funding, and a solid project to pour ourselves into, also matters… Read Article →

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Equality Time wins the Inclusive Design Prize!

Note from Joe: this is a pretty big thing, so I’m going to just deliver the press release for now.  Our ‘personal reactions’ will be in a later post.  The inaugural Inclusive Technology Prize has been awarded to AzuleJoe, an open-source project that will help give people with communication difficulties a voice, highlighting how innovative technologies can make a real difference to the lives of disabled people. The Inclusive Technology… Read Article →