Persons With Disabilities

Sneak into websites where the developer is a browser snob

by Jeffrey Stark

July 16th, 2017

There are legitimate reasons to want to use a specific browser when browsing the web.  For example, certain screen readers work better with certain browsers.  Or commonly, the developer of a website uses a technique that isn't supported by the browser and adaptive technology combination in an accessible or usable way.  Funny enough, this doesn't […]

CWDO Inclusive Testing Project – General Planning

by Jeffrey Stark

April 7th, 2017

note: This is a plain paste from the google docs planning document from the event:   Random Hacks of Kindness CWDO Hackathon:   Involving PWD in Online Development   Inclusive Testing Inclusive by design, accessible by default   For more information, see: Jeffrey Stark jeff.in.kanata@gmail.com   Inclusive Design Research Centre idrc.ocadu.ca   CWDO Hackathon: Involving […]

Finally: High Contrast Black On Android (Root Required)

by Jeffrey Stark

March 23rd, 2017

If you have low vision or difficulty seeing screens with a white background and find invert to be innefective, there may be a really good reason to root your android phone. Substratum Theme Engine (root):   Substratum is a system based on Sony's Overlay Manager Service and the Layers project. In Practical terms what this […]

Project Proposal – Linking People With Disabilities Into Development (draft)

by Jeffrey Stark

March 20th, 2017

Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario www.cwdo.org       “Together We Are Stronger”                          #601-2 Market Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1Y9 807-473-0909 (voice) or cwdo@tbaytel.net     March, 2017   Project Proposal For Random Hacks of Kindness – https://rhok.ca/ Ottawa – March 24-26   RHK matches up organisations that have a social impact, with […]

if we build it… will they come?

by Jeffrey Stark

March 8th, 2017

Hackathon Project … So here is the question, if we build it… will they come? In Canada, Is there a need for connecting people with disabilities willing to do user testing with people looking for user testing?  It is our thought that people would be more willing to do user testing if offered a small […]

Travelling as A Blind Uber Rider in Canada

by Jeffrey Stark

September 25th, 2016

For those who have been unsure about trying out Uber or how well it works.  I want to assure you that it is a fantastic service.  As a blind person, I don’t drive and therefore only have public transit, taxis and the good will of others as transport options.  It is great to have other […]

Toronto Tourism For Families With A Blind Member

by Jeffrey Stark

June 28th, 2016

In my family there are 2 blind members, 1 adult and 1 13year old girl. When the family was planning a trip to Toronto we really didn’t know where to start. A quick google for things that would be. Of interest for Blind Tourists yielded pretty much nothing and a visit to the Toronto Tourist […]

Session Notes: Android Accessibility Walk Through

by Jeffrey Stark

June 23rd, 2016

Android Accessibility Walk Through Presented By Jeffrey D. Stark Workshop presented At the CCB Halifax Conference on Low Cost Solutions For People Who Are Blind Or Have Low Vision   Vision & Android •Android supports features for Sight,  Sound, Physical & Cognitive Digital Inclusion for people with disabilities.  This session will cover vision related topics […]

Session Notes: Vision Enhancement Tools & Techniques:LowTech& High Tech solutions For Low Vision

by Jeffrey Stark

June 5th, 2016

Vision Enhancement Tools & Techniques: Low Tech & High Tech solutions Presented By Jeffrey D. Stark Workshop presented At the CCB Halifax Conference on Low Cost Solutions For People Who Are Blind Or Have Low Vision Section 1 – Built-In Accessibility WINDOWS: CONFIGURATION CHANGES, TWEAKS, CHANGES AND FEATURES   Windows Customisation Changing Resolution / Textsize […]

Solution To Problems Installing Provide Feedback withSoundad-donfor Microsoft Office

by Jeffrey Stark

April 3rd, 2016

Like many people, I want sound feedback when using the Microsoft office suite so that I know that it is doing things.  However, during installation and configuration of the office suite on several computers I have ran into a problem where even though the office suite is installed, the installer for the navigation sounds does […]