[community] Another accessible PhET Sim!

Taliesin Smith talilief at gmail.com
Sun Oct 27 21:52:32 UTC 2019

Hi Again Community,

For those unfamiliar with our inclusive design work on PhET Simulations, it might be helpful to add that Alternative Input and Sonification are available without assistive technology, and to access Interactive Descriptions you need to use the latest screen reader Voiceover, NVDA or JAWS and the appropriately paired browser Safari, Firefox, and Chrome.

Please play and share and if you have any questions, please let me know.

This inclusive design research started with a wonderful collaboration with the IDRC in late 2014. I had the amazing opportunity to do my Master Research Project in Inclusive Design on designing interactive descriptions for Balloons and Static Electricity. 


>> On Oct 26, 2019, at 8:25 AM, Taliesin Smith <talilief at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Inclusive Community,
>> I’d like to share the fabulous news that PhET Interactive Simulations has just published Gravity Force Lab: Basics <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/gravity-force-lab-basics> with the following accessibility features
>> - Alternative Input (keyboard accessibility)
>> - Sonfication and Sound
>> - Interactive Description (states and responses that are dynamic)
>> - Interactive Description on iOS VoiceOver (gesture accessibility with VoiceOver)
>> Please play and share
>> https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/gravity-force-lab-basics <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/gravity-force-lab-basics>
>> Taliesin
>> Available off-list at:
>> ~.~.~
>> Taliesin.Smith at colorado.edu
>> Inclusive Design Researcher
>> PhET Interactive Simulations
>> https://phet.colorado.edu/en/accessibility
>> Physics Department
>> University of Colorado, Boulder
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