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Is it Accessibility or Usability?

by David Flament

I ran into something recently on our technology email list, Techexchaange, which made me think hmmm.  It was a forwarded article about Peapod settling a lawsuit about their website not being accessible.  386 more words


National Film Board Short Docs, Animated Shorts Nominated For Canadian Screen Awards

Two short documentary films and two animated shorts from the National Film Board are among a total of 17 Canadian Screen Awards nominations it has received from the… 131 more words

Short Film

Oscar nominations: from the obvious to the omissions

There was no need for a sorcerer to speculate on which films and players would be nominated for Academy Awards Thursday. As was the case with the Golden Globes, the anticipated contenders, Birdman, Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel, also picked up the lion’s share of Oscar nominations. 926 more words


Marketing Magic 1910 and 2014

My chère Albertine, a vignette by the National Film Board on YouTube using colourized postcards.

As I have often written on this blog, there are no silent films of Montreal that exist, even on YouTube, from the 1905-1910 era. 1,041 more words

1910 Women

New tools for NFB newsline subscribers

Dear NFB-NEWSLINE Subscribers,

The NFB-NEWSLINE team is pleased to announce the introduction of a new feature for the telephone access method that will help subscribers streamline the reading of their favorite publications. 489 more words

Blind Specific

Is it Accessibility or Usability?

By David Flament

Manager of Adaptive Technology at Second Sense

I ran into something recently on our technology email list, Techexchange, which made me think, “Hmmm.”  It was a forwarded article about… 369 more words


Thing 19: Learning Stuff

App acquisition for Thing 19 complete, I toodled around in NASA, NFB, Coursera, and 3D Brain as well as Advanced English Dictionary and Thesaurus and Fooducate. 212 more words