Survey shows some use Facebook, MySpace as another aspect to college application. Continue reading “Social-networking sites viewed by admissions officers” »
A Screen reader on the go
WebAnywhere is a web-based screen reader for the web. It requires no special software to be installed on the client machine and, therefore, enables blind people to access the web from any computer they happen to have access to that has a sound card. Just visit wa.cs.washington.edu to go directly to WebAnywhere. No $1000 software program required!
WebAnywhere will run on any machine, even heavily locked-down public terminals, regardless of what operating system it is running and regardless of what browsers are installed.Please read our WebAnywhere Paper for more information about the system. Continue reading “WebAnywhere” »
Twenty-five years ago yesterday, Bill Gates unveiled Windows 1.0, which means it was probably 25 years ago today that the first critical assaults on the operating system were launched. A quarter century later, both Windows and its legions of detractors are bigger than ever, as evidenced not only by the pummeling taken by Windows Vista, but by some recent rips on Windows 7, barely in its alpha stage and apparently targeted to ship by this time next year. (Note, though, that Windows 1.0 didn’t actually get to market for two years after the unveiling, establishing another ongoing tradition, delivery slippage.) Continue reading “What better way to mark a Windows anniversary than a big bash” »