American Printing House for the Blind
Web Application Development
The American Printing House for the Blind, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the independence of individuals who are blind or visually impaired, sought a solution to aid orientation and mobility instructors in teaching street-crossing skills to students with visual impairments. Intellectyx responded to this need by developing an interactive stand-alone desktop application called “Crossing with No Traffic Control.” This application adheres to industry best practices, including compliance with section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, ensuring accessibility for people with disabilities. The application allows instructors to store instruction files, audio and video content, and image files. Instructors can easily access modules, providing training for students on estimating crossing times and taking necessary precautions while crossing streets. The application offers auditory simulations for students unable to see approaching vehicles and visual simulations for those with partial vision. Instructors can log in, manage student information, and track individual performance. This user-friendly and accessible tool enhances the teaching process, empowering both instructors and students in developing crucial street-crossing skills.
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