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New Resource for Disabled Amateurs:

Quentin Cruse (GW3BV) on January 11, 2013
Website: http://active-elements.org/
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PRESS RELEASE
ACTIVE ELEMENTS
www.active-elements.org

Contact Kelvin Marsh
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
email kelvin@qti.org.uk
Telephone 01823 412 087
4th January 2013

Kelvin Marsh, M0AID is bringing together resources for disabled radio amateurs in a new web site to be found at www.active- elements.org. Working with Quentin, GW3BV and Chris, G5VZ Kelvin is publishing accessibility evaluations of amateur radio equipment, spoken word manuals and audio demonstrations.

Kelvin says, “Blind and partially sighted radio amateurs often use standard equipment that might easily seem impossible to operate. They can be incredibly resourceful but do need to be informed about what's available. Amateurs with other disabilities also need to know if equipment is accessible or whether adaptations are available to make it so. Active Elements attempts to draw together experience and knowledge gained by disabled operators from all over the world and make it available to anyone with an interest.”

Kelvin's team began work on the site during last autumn, building a range of evaluations, reviews and recordings plus links to resources available on other sites. The site is fully accessible and combines an attractive visual design with clear text while also being optimised for screen reader software like Jaws.

Development of the site continues and the formal launch of Active Elements is planned for 1st March 2013.

If you would like more information on Active Elements or would like to arrange an interview with Kelvin Marsh, please call Kelvin on 01823 412 087 or email kelvin@qti.org.uk

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