As you may (or may not) already know, today is “Global Accessibility Awareness Day.” Here at ProfHacker, we’ve written often about the importance of accessibility. Most recently — yesterday — Anastasia shared a post about making accessible games with Twine Audio.
What is “Global Accessibility Awareness Day” about?
Launched in September of 2010, Digital Humanities Questions & Answers is a joint venture of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) and ProfHacker. (See Julie Meloni’s launch announcement.)
Digital Humanities Questions and Answers (@DHAnswers on Twitter) is designed to be a free resource where anyone with an interest in the digital humanities can pose a question to the community of folks working in the field.
Since we last checked in with the site, many interesting threads have b…
I’m sharing this quick post to let you know — in case you were unaware — that today is “National Adjunct Walkout Day.” To learn more, check out these resources:
Here at ProfHacker, we’ve written several posts over the years about accessibility, about WordPress, and about WordPress and accessibility. (As many of you already know, there are significant differences between sites run on WordPress.com and those run with WordPress.org software. Among those differences are the availability of certain themes and plugins. You can read more about the differences on this support page.)
For a variety of reasons, it’s important to make digital resources usable by…
Last week, Microsoft announced that they’re expanding the “preview” — formerly only available to a limited number of users — of their Office apps for Android tablets:
We want more feedback from more users to ensure that Office apps work well on a range of different Android tablets before launching the official apps. To participate in the preview, you can use an ARM-based Android tablet running KitKat or Lollipop, with a screen size between 7″ and 10.1″. Starting today, anyone can go to Google P…
Okay, faithful ProfHacker readers, that’s a wrap for 2014! We’ll see you in the new year. We hope that you have a good winter break!
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Here at ProfHacker we’ve written quite a bit about Twitter over the years (as our archive of posts with the
twitter tag reveals). One Twitter topic that we’ve addressed often is how best to maintain an archive of Tweets, whether your own or those associated with a particular hashtag. In two different posts, Mark introduced readers to what is, arguably, the best free solution for this: Martin Hawksey’s TAGS, “a free Google Sheet template which lets you setup and run automated collection of searc…
Here at ProfHacker, we’ve published a number of things over the years about accessibility in digital environments. And regular readers will remember that last September we announced the first Accessible Future workshop, which took place in Boston last semester. After Boston, we led a workshop in Austin, Texas.
Now we’re accepting applications for our third workshop, which will be held on November 14 and 15, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. If you are interested in digital environments and accessibili…
A couple of weeks ago, Natalie wrote a post about wrapping up the summer. I know, I know. Say it isn’t so!
Well, today I’d like move from summer to fall by point you to a handful of posts I wrote in the early ProfHacker days about getting ready for a new term. Not everyone is going to find all of this advice helpful, obviously, but we hope that there are at least a few things in these posts that can be of use to you:
Bicycling Magazine just published their list of “9 Great Colleges for Cyclists,” and it’s got me thinking about the extent to which a campus does — or doesn’t — make infrastructure choices that encourage cycling or walking (or running) as a means of getting from place to place.
For example, when I went to a conference at Stanford University a few years ago, I was especially impressed by what seemed to be a very robust campus bike community. As the above linked article explains,
The California s…