Free Webinar: Universal Design with Accessibility in Mind

first_imgIt’s been a while since I’ve promoted webinars from the the User Experience Professionals Association International (UXPA). If you didn’t know, I was an officer for our local Michigan chapter of UXPA for several years. And I didn’t want to miss sharing an upcoming webinar that combines two of my interests: accessibility and user experience. UXPA will host their free one-hour webinar, Universal Design with Accessibility in Mind on August 23, 2019. Universal Design with Accessibility in MindLed by Kara Zinkle and Simon Dermer of Essential Accessibility, the webinar will focus on the importance of universal design and how it can be used to design online experiences usable by everyone. In the webinar, you will learn:Accessibility terminology: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Section 508 (508), Americans with Disability Act (ADA)How to focus on the barrier and not the disabilityWhat is appropriate content etiquetteAbout various types of assistive technologyIn addition, Zinkle and Dermer will share info about the size of the disability market, trends, as well as the return on investment that accessible user experiences deliver. About UXPAAn international organization with over 2,400 members around the world, UXPA supports people who research, design, and evaluate the user experience of products and services.Members come from many backgrounds, sharing the same goals: creating products and services that meet the needs of the people using them. Local chapters offer invited speaker presentations, roundtables, professional development, networking, and other events focused on bringing UX professionals and students together.Registration InfoThe free webinar will be held on August 23, 2019 at noon Eastern Daylight Time using Zoom video conferencing. In a different time zone? Here’s a time zone converter to find out when the webinar will be held in your time zone.While the event is free, registration is required. I plan to attend the webinar, hope you’ll join me!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedTwo Free Web Accessibility Webinars This WeekEvery week web designers and developers ask me for ways they can learn more about web accessibility. I ask myself the same question! And that’s one of the reasons I publish my weekly roundups every Friday: to share info and resources about web accessibility. Since last week was the Thanksgiving…In “Accessibility”Free Webinar: Inclusive Design vs. Universal Design vs. AccessibilityWhat’s the difference between inclusive design, universal design, and accessibility? And what do these terms share in common? Find out at the free live webinar on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 when Deque Systems hosts a virtual panel of of experts who will discuss the similarities and differences of the three…In “Accessibility”Webinar: Digital Accessibility Support – A Guide to Trustworthy Free Online ResourcesImagine you’re a web designer, developer, digital marketer, project manager, or educator ready to learn more about web accessibility. You’ve heard of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) from the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). But you’re overwhelmed by the amount of information available:…In “Accessibility”last_img read more

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‘Today I woke up in a country that said…’

first_img“Be who you want to be.” Zanele Situ, Nelson Mandela, ‘Baby Jake’ Matlala, Natalie du Toit, Joel Stransky, Johnny Clegg and Sipho Mchunu are among the New South African heroes who woke up to a country Alive with Possibility.High-band video streaming Low-band video streaming Downloadlast_img

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W3i Launches Replacement Program for Now-Banned Incentivized Installs on iOS

first_imgRelated Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … In April, Apple began banning apps using pay-per-install methods, such as those provided by Tapjoy and others. Now W3i, a mobile application monetization company, has come up with what it says is a workaround for developers whose incentivized app install revenue streams have since been closed.With W3i’s new product called the “Mobile App Ad Platform (MAAP),” developers can offer their iOS apps for free for 24 hours and market them via banner ads that display within other applications. “Free App of the Day”Free apps are a big draw for mobile consumers, especially those involved with mobile gaming. The “free app of the day” program on Amazon’s Appstore for Android has been very successful, for example. There, the free apps are used as a lure to get users to try out the Amazon marketplace.However, on W3i, the goal is to provide app developers with a new way to have their apps discovered – and one that doesn’t run afoul of Apple’s new rules.For developers participating in the “MAAP” beta, there are a number of ways apps can be targeted, in addition to static banner ads. Ads and notifications can be directly tied to actions within another game, explains the company. That means the ad can be set to only display at certain intervals within gameplay, or when certain achievements are reached, for instance. The choice is up to the advertiser. The ad’s layout and message are also completely customizable, says W3i.The program is still in private beta right now – but developers can sign up here to try it out.center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Apple#apps#iPad#iPhone#marketing#mobile The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Philly 360° Legacy: Historic Sites and Cultural Attractions

first_img Johnson House Historic Site 6306 Germantown Avenue (Historic Germantown)  | (215) 438-1768  The Johnson House Historic Site is a certified station stop on the Underground Railroad, where archaeologists recently discovered an attic trap door that hid freedom seekers. Visitors can see the door and other unique features of the house during guided tours. Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion 2000 Belmont Mansion Drive (Fairmount Park) | (215) 878-8844  With stunning views of the city skyline, the mansion, located atop Belmont Plateau, was the home of well-known abolitionist and early federal Judge Richard Peters. The Women’s Heritage Society offers docent-led and       self-guided tours of the museum Tuesday through Friday and on weekends by appointment. Insider Fact: Belmont Plateau, referenced in “Summertime” by Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff, is also featured in the duo’s music video. Liberty Bell Center6th & Market Streets (Historic District)  | (800) 537-7676 The Liberty Bell was not only used for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, but in the 1800s, it also became a symbol of the anti-slavery movement. The Bell continues to be used as an international symbol of freedom today. Paul Robeson House 4949-4951 Walnut Street | (215) 747-4675  Renaissance man Paul Robeson was an actor, orator, activist, lawyer, author, linguist, athlete, singer, scholar and human rights activist. Tour the West Philadelphia home where he lived during the last 10 years of his life. The President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation6th & Market Streets (Historic District) Just steps from the Liberty Bell, the President’s House deals with the paradox of slavery and freedom and commemorates the lives of the nine enslaved Africans who lived and worked in the first executive mansion when George Washington was president. The innovative outdoor site features video, original archaeology and glass interpretive panels, all telling different perspectives of this complex and powerful story. Deschler-Morris House The Germantown White House 5442 Germantown Avenue | (215) 597-7130  While many people look to Washington D.C. as the original White House, those in the know know that Philadelphia is home to the oldest presidential residence in the United States.  The Deschler-Morris House was the summer home of President George Washington and after an extensive renovation, now features multimedia components that allow visitors to get a glimpse into the private life of the nation’s first commander-in-chief. Historic Philadelphia Legacy SitesThe African American Museum in Philadelphia701 Arch Street  | (215) 574-0380 The perfect starting point for your African-American tour, the museum invites visitors to experience face-to-face encounters with the bold and fearless people who helped form our nation through its acclaimed core exhibit Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876. The exhibition provides a multimedia historical overview of the African-American story with videos, a detailed, interactive timeline and more.  Every month, the museum features events like art exhibitions, storytelling, historical character interpretations, film series and musical celebrations, almost all of which are free with admission.Insider Tip: Check out special programming during Kwanzaa (December-January), Martin Luther King’s Birthday (January) and Black History Month (February) Insider Tips & Facts Insider tip: Independence Visitor CenterOffering tickets to Independence Hall (free, timed tickets), Mural Arts tours, the National Constitution Center and various city tours and attractions, the Independence Visitor Center is a convenient stop at any point during your stay (especially the beginning part of your visit), located at 6th & Market Streets. In addition to two cafés, the Center features revolving exhibitions, free short movies, a gift shop and free wireless internet access. Insider tip: President Obama’s “A More Perfect Union” While in Historic Philadelphia, stop by the National Constitution Center (525 Arch Street) and look for President Barack Obama’s signed copy of his famous speech on race, “A More Perfect Union.” Insider tip: Trace Your Genealogy Trace your genealogy at The National Archives at Philadelphia (900 Market Street, entrance on Chestnut Street between 9th & 10th Streets)—and on select Wednesdays, take part in their genealogy workshops between 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m. Experience free exhibits exploring how “We, the people” have worked to make the American democracy apply to everyone, and connect to your family’s story.             Audacious Freedom exhibition at the African American Museum in Philadelphia(Photo by. G. Widman for GPTMC) The African Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology 3260 South Street | (215) 898-4000 The African gallery here is probably the closest you’ll come to visiting an entire continent in one day. Materials on display come from a collection that includes more than 11,000 items from throughout the vast land of Africa. The museum’s annual Celebration of African Cultures and its extensive ancient Egyptian galleries and programs always draw a crowd. Once Upon a Nation Storytelling Benches Throughout Historic Philadelphia, begin at the Independence Visitor Center, 6th & Market Streets | (215) 629-4026 Memorial Day – Labor Day, 11:00 am – 4:00 pmWhat’s more pleasant than taking a break on a cozy bench on a summer day?  How about listening to fun, exciting and sometimes silly tales of the history of Philadelphia from trained storytellers?  Kids can request a flag at any of the benches, collect stars after visiting each bench and redeem fun, free prizes after collecting stars from all thirteen benches.Insider Tip: Give the secret password—available at the Independence Visitor Center—to storytellers, and they’ll reveal tales about Underground Railroad heroes such as James Forten, Oney Judge and Jane Johnson. Cliveden of the National Trust 6401 Germantown Avenue (Historic Germantown)  | (215) 848-1777  Home to the wealthy and influential Chew family and the scene of the Revolutionary Battle of Germantown in 1777, Cliveden offers guided tours of the mansion. New research into Chew’s papers reveals much about slavery and the daily life on Northern plantations. Philly 360° Legacy is your guide to African-American history in Philadelphia—from the President’s House and Mother Bethel, which highlight Philadelphia as a center for abolition and civil rights, to the African American Museum in Philadelphia and PHILADANCO spotlighting Philadelphia’s cultural legacy and significance. Here is list of our top historic sites and cultural attractions. Historic Germantown Legacy Sites ACES MUSEUM 5801-5803 Germantown Avenue (Historic Germantown) | (215) 842-3742  The ACES MUSEUM is a rarity, in that its sole purpose is to honor African-American and minority veterans of World War II and their families.  ACES is also home to the Puppets with History and Reenactment Programs. The museum offers free admissionon on Tuesday afternoons. PHILADANCO 9 N. Philadanco Way (40th & Market Streets) | (215) 387-8200  Joan Myers Brown founded The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) in 1970 to provide opportunities for Black dancers. PHILADANCO has since become an internationally sought out contemporary dance company, known for its high-energy performances and exceptionally well-trained precision dancers and eclectic choreography. You can see the company perform at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located at 260 S. Broad Street, each spring and fall. Insider tip:  Catch PHILADANCO’s annual holiday performance, Xmas Philes. Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church and Richard Allen Museum419 S. 6th Street (Historic District) | (215) 925-0616 Standing on the oldest parcel of land continuously owned by African Americans, perhaps no site is more sacred than Mother Bethel. The church is one of the first independent black churches in the nation and has remained a center of social activism since the 1700s. The museum features original artifacts dating back to the 1500s. Listen to Bishop Leath talk about the history of Mother Bethel here.Insider tip: Mention Philly 360° at the Blacksmith Shop to receive 10% off your purchase.  West Philadelphia Legacy Sites Additional Insider Tips & Facts Insider fact: The Philadelphia Tribune The oldest, continually published African-American newspaper in the nation, The Tribune, founded in 1884, remains a strong voice in Philadelphia’s African-American community. It’s published three times a week and available at newsstands around town. Insider fact: Philadelphia Museum of Art African-American architect Julian Abele played a large role in designing the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Insider fact: Church of the Advocate One of the best American examples of Gothic Revival style, the Church of the Advocate was a center for the Civil Rights Movement and was the site for the National Conference of Black Power in 1968 and the Black Panther Conference in 1970. Today, the functioning church features powerful murals depicting “stations” of the Civil Rights Movement. The Church also hosts performances and programs presented by Art Sanctuary (see below listing).  Listen to former Pastor Isaac Miller talk about the history of Church of the Advocate and Art Sanctuary here. Insider fact: Art Sanctuary Art Sanctuary uses the power of black art to transform individuals, unite groups of people and enrich and draw inspiration from the inner city. The organization presents lectures, performances and educational programs at its large performance venue the Church of the Advocate at 1801 W. Diamond Street and at its gallery at 628 S. 16th Street. Art Sanctuary’s largest signature program, the Celebration of Black Writing takes place during the first weekend in June at Temple University. Art Sanctuary is opening it’s new space, details here.  Listen to former Pastor Isaac Miller talk about the history of Church of the Advocate and Art Sanctuary here. Insider tip: Brandywine Workshop A major force in the creation, development and promotion of printmaking as a fine art, Brandywine Workshop has exhibitions and a great store featuring high quality affordable prints. Concord School House and Upper Burying Ground 6309 Germantown Avenue (Historic Germantown)  | (215) 844-1683  By the 1850s, African Americans had begun to rent this first English-language schoolroom to teach penmanship and host meetings to advance the abolitionist cause and education for African Americans. Tour this original one-room schoolhouse. Insider’s Tip: Make time to tour the burying ground outside of the schoolhouse, which is the final resting place of soldiers of the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Mexican War.last_img read more

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Man City racks up record 15th straight league win

first_imgThe Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Wayne Rooney scored Everton’s goal in a 1-0 win at Newcastle as the Merseyside club continued its resurgence under new manager Sam Allardyce, with the team winning three of his four matches in charge.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims NO CITY HANGOVERThree days after beating Manchester United, there was no derby hangover from City.This was one of City’s most dominant displays yet, highlighting the gulf between the league’s first and last teams.“At times it was horrible, seeing my side trying but suffering for long periods,” Swansea manager Paul Clement said. “It was hard to watch at times because they were so dominant. For me, one of the best sides I’ve ever come across.”ADVERTISEMENT Aurier appeared to be aiming for a teammate in the area when he sent the ball over from the right wing. It ended up finding the top corner of the net.Son’s 87th-minute goal came when his header from Christian Eriksen’s cross flew in off Brighton midfielder Davy Propper.BLANKS FOR LIVERPOOL, ARSENALLiverpool and Arsenal were held to draws for the second time in four days to drop further behind the Premier League’s pace-setters.Liverpool had a late goal disallowed against West Brom, with Dominic Solanke ruled to have touched the ball with his hand after chesting down a cross from fellow substitute Joe Gomez.The Reds were fourth heading into the midweek round of games but have dropped to fifth place, a point clear of an Arsenal team that is now winless in three games.Arsene Wenger’s side dominated for long spells against West Ham at the Olympic Stadium but nearly ended up losing after Javier Hernandez hit the crossbar with a shot in the last minute.Arsenal is seventh in the standings.WINS FOR LEICESTER, EVERTONLeicester manager Claude Puel enjoyed his return to Southampton, where he was fired in the offseason, as his new team won 4-1 thanks to goals by Shinji Okazaki (2), Riyad Mahrez and Andy King. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games David Silva ran the game from midfield and scored a goal in each half at Liberty Stadium, with City manager Pep Guardiola describing the Spain playmaker as an “animal.”“We cannot disguise his quality but in the past he didn’t score too much goals,” Guardiola said. “He’s sharp, he’s in an amazing condition.”Silva’s second goal — City’s third — was the highlight after he swapped passes with Raheem Sterling before chipping the goalkeeper.UNITED BOUNCES BACKRomelu Lukaku ended a four-game run without scoring in the league to help United bounce back from the damaging loss to City on Sunday.It was timely for the striker, who was at fault for both of City’s goals in the derby before squandering a close-range chance late on.Lukaku headed in the only goal after 25 minutes on a night of heavy rain and sleet at Old Trafford. Substitute Marcus Rashford later hit the bar but United needed goalkeeper David de Gea to make a string of fine saves to preserve the lead.LUCKY GOALTottenham will be the next team to try to end Man City’s unbeaten start to the season, and heads into Saturday’s game at Etihad Stadium on the back of two straight wins.After thrashing Stoke 5-1, Spurs got past Brighton thanks to a lucky 40th-minute goal by Serge Aurier and Son Heung-min’s sixth goal in seven starts. MOST READ MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 LATEST STORIEScenter_img Manchester City’s David Silva, centre, scores his side’s first goal of the game against Swansea City, during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, England, Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)Another win, another record for rampant Premier League leader Manchester City.And this one might be the most impressive of the lot.ADVERTISEMENT By beating Swansea 4-0 on Wednesday, City racked up its 15th straight victory — a feat never achieved in the 129-year history of England’s top division.Second-place Manchester United also won, beating Bournemouth 1-0 through Romelu Lukaku’s goal to keep the gap at the top to 11 points, but chasing down its cross-town rival looks to be a forlorn hope at this rate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCity is unbeaten after 17 games and has now scored 52 goals, the latest coming at Liberty Stadium through David Silva (2), Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero against last-place Swansea.With Liverpool held 0-0 at home by West Bromwich Albion for a second straight draw at Anfield, Tottenham climbed back into fourth place — the final Champions League qualifying spot — thanks to a 2-0 win over Brighton. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Malditas save PH from shutout Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Froome says ‘he broke no rules’ after ‘adverse’ Vuelta drugs test Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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