Welcome back, CUNY faculty, staff and students. As the fall semester starts, we’d like to remind you to keep visiting CATSWeb for all the latest information on assistive technology as well as our upcoming workshops and conferences. We also want to wish good luck to all new and returning CUNY students this fall. It’s going to be a fun semester!
Attendees eat and mingle before the conference begins.
Dean Rosa presenting the awards
Vice Chancellor Frank Sanchez
Attendees sitting down for a presentation.
Save the date, because the 7th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference is around the corner! Every year, this event gives us the opportunity to inform you of the new advancements in accessible technologies, updates and new features of popular accessibility software, and much more. Last year’s conference was a success with many great presentations on various accessibility topics that helped inform and engage participants, and things will be even better for this year’s conference.
Mark your calendars for the 7th Annual CUNY Accessibility Conference, which will take place on May 6th, 2016 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at John Jay College. Check out the photos from last year’s conference in the slideshow above, and follow CATS on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates on this year’s conference. As well as our News Letter which you’ll find on the left that will inform you on new accessible technologies and more!
Making a computer accessible, particularly for people with visual impairments, can be a difficult process. The people at Freedom Scientific made a major advancement in accessibility technology with the JAWS screen reader, and they’ve gone even further with the Focus Blue keyboard.
Harpo’s Braillepen is the latest and one of the most impressive advancements in accessible technology. This portable device can make any computer and mobile device accessible to blind people who can read Braille.