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Gaylen Floy
Works at Skål Technology
Attended University of Washington
Lives in Federal Way, Washington
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How having an accessible website helps your business.
What if I could share with you a way to both do good and make money? If you're like me, your ears would perk up. And if your ears are perked up, this article is for you. First, let me bring you up ...
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Applying the Americans with Disability Act to Websites. Is your website accessible for people using screen-reading software?
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Check out the Oscars on Sunday night. Why? According to today’s Wall Street Journal, Comcast will advertise its new talking voice guidance system during Sunday’s telecast of the Oscars.
http://blogs.wsj.com/cmo/2015/02/20/comcast-to-tout-technology-for-the-blind-during-oscars/
Comcast will make its debut as a national advertiser in the Oscars in Sunday’s telecast. The topic won’t be promotions or new services, but rather TV technology for the blind.The cable giant is running a nationwide, 60-second ad promoting its new talking guide that reads aloud titles and selections to help visually impaired and blind people surf through their TV guides, set digital video recordings and browse video-on-demand options. Comcast says...
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Corporations are paying attention to the fastest growing minority: the disabled are pushing innovation.
Contact: www.wcbinfo.org for information and contacts
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Because of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), I can…
- find my room now in most hotels and motels.
- find my seat on some airplanes.
- buy a cell phone that talks and a computer that can talk right out of the box.
- take a headset to most ATM machines and get cash without someone sighted helping me.
- get my medications at some major pharmacies and have the instructions available in audio.
- be told when it is safe to cross a street.
- go to a movie, enjoy audio description and have some TV shows described.
- go to some restaurants and read the menu on my own.

-- Berl Colley, Lacey, WA
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College scholarships for visually impaired students in Washington State. Apply by August 15. The Council has awarded scholarships of up to $4,000.
The Washington Council of the Blind is a resource for relevant information important in the lives of people experiencing vision loss throughout Washington State.
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Feds release resource guide for Human Resources support in how to hire and retain workers with disabilities.
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Global Accessibility Awareness Day is May 31. We ask our sighted friends to use their computer for one hour without using the mouse. Visit your favorite website just using key commands. Share your experience.
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What scanning options are available to people who are blind?
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There's something awesome in the State of Denmark and it's about to go global. BeMyEyes, a new open-source iPhone app, connects sighted volunteers with people who need help reading mail, thermostat settings, etc. The app launches January 15. Volunteers are needed.
Be My Eyes is an iPhone app for that lets blind people contact a network of sighted volunteers for help with live video chat.
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Shooting beep baseball with low vision and a low budget camera.
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Read my latest post on WordPress and accessibility
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Thomas Moon's profile photo
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Brad Weisenstein's profile photo
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Work
Occupation
Assistive Technology Trainer
Skills
Instruction, presentation, communication, design
Employment
  • Skål Technology
    Owner, present
    I provide one-on-one instruction in Windows file management, the Office Suite, and various assistive software. I help people with low vision become productive in school, at work, and back in their communities.
  • Access Technology, Inc.
    2009 - 2
    One-on-one instruction in Windows file management and the Office Suite, customizing screen magnifying software. We focus on key commands rather than using the mouse.
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Currently
Federal Way, Washington
Previously
Santa Cruz, California - Fairway Heights, Illinois - Breckenridge, Colorado - South Lake Tahoe, California
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Working toward an accessible world
Introduction

I love this quote from Frederick Douglas:

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning.”

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Active member of the American Council of the Blind and St. Luke's Lutheran Church
Education
  • University of Washington
  • Bob Jones University
  • UC Santa Barbara
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Female