Jeff Bigham and Professor Richard Ladner, from University of Washington, are in D.C. today for the 2008 Mellon Awards Ceremony. Their project, WebAnywhere, is nominated for an award, which celebrates technology collaboration in higher education, especially benefitting non-profits. WebAnywhere is a wonderful example of how we can apply technology to solve accessibility problems – in this case, surfing the web and needing the information read aloud to you.
WebAnywhere won the Accessibility Award in Microsoft’s 2008 Imagine Cup. So, yes, I’m biased, but I think it has a great chance at today’s Mellon Award. The award ceremony is in about an hour. I’ll post again, once the winners are officially announced.