Google Maps to Show Wheelchair Accessibility Info in Major Metropolitan Transit Areas of the World
Google Maps is adding a filter for people to opt for wheelchair accessible routes at major metropolitan transit centres around the world. The feature will roll out in London, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston and Sydney.
From BGR, March 17, 2018
Bureau of Internet Accessibility Releases Accessibility Analysis of Banking Industry Websites. Read to Know How Your Bank Fares
he Bureau of Internet Accessibility identified the top 15 banking websites with the highest traffic and has researched them to provide a lens into overall web accessibility within the banking industry.
From Bureau of Internet Accessibility, March 16, 2018
The Partnerships Enabling Disabled City Residents to Better Explore Their Surroundings
As cities work to add technologies to improve residents’ lives and mobility, many are putting a renewed focus on inclusivity and equitable innovation distribution. Yet despite this inclusivity push, experts say people with disabilities remain an overlooked group, especially during city planning processes.
From Smart CIties Dive, March 15, 2018
How Making Inaccessible Websites Illegal in Norway Changed the Conversation Between Developers and Clients for the Better
When Norway made inaccessible websites illegal it changed the conversation between developers & clients for the better suggesting that having aesthetics and accessibility at the same time is possible.
From Medium, February 18, 2018
4 iOS Accessibility Apps For People With Disabilities
The article covers 4 accessibility apps for iOS and macOS users with disabilities that make it easier to use mobile phones.
From Mac Observer, February 17, 2018
How Technology Can Help People with Disabilities
Can technology provide solutions to the various difficulties people with disabilities face in areas where full accessibility is lacking? This podcast takes a closer look to answer these questions.
From The Guardian, February 16, 2018
Who Benefits from Accessible Infrastructure? Everyone.
It’s not just disabled people who use accessible infrastructure. It is therefore important that upcoming policies highlight where accessibility intersects with the wider public interest.
From Policy Options, February 15, 2018
What Would an Accessible Disabled-Friendly City Look Like?
Most cities are utterly unfriendly to people with disabilities – but with almost one billion estimated to be urban-dwellers by 2050, a few cities are undergoing a remarkable shift.
From The Guardian, February 14, 2018
GraceSigns, a Sign Language and Literacy App for Children with Disabilities
GraceSigns incorporates story, song, and video, to teach sign language and literacy to children with disabilities and their parents
From Marinij, February 12, 2018
India: Delhi Govt to Re-Develop Department Websites to Make Them Accessible
The Delhi government has decided to re-develop the websites of all its 180 departments to make them user-friendly including WCAG standards.
From India Today, February 11, 2018