Building Better Maps for the Disability Community
Google and a slew of startups are including accessibility information in apps to help people navigate the world if they use wheelchairs or have other disabilities.
From CNET, April 06, 2018
Web Accessibility: The Effort at Capital One Bank
Capital One Bank has not only placed emphasis on building accessibility into its products among developers and designers but also at the business level to provide leaders with self-service tools.
From SD Times, April 06, 2018
Accessibility Analysis of Luxury Watch Brand Websites
The Bureau of Internet Accessibility identified the top 25 highest-trafficked luxury watch brand websites and scanned each, creating a benchmark as to the overall web accessibility of the industry.
From Bureau of Internet Accessibility, April 04, 2018
US: Why The Number of New Jobs for People with Disabilities Grew Fourfold
According to data from the Institute on Disability, four times as many disabled people joined the workforce in 2016. Experts attribute the dramatic rise in employment to a host of factors including more accessible technology.
From The Christian Science Monitor, April 04, 2018
Boost UK Industry Through Assistive Tech, MPs and Academics Declare
The meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology explored assistive technology in relation to the UK Industrial Strategy, unveiled by the Government to boost the UK economy.
From E-Access Bulletin Live, April 02, 2018
USA: Are you a Member of a Public Association? Is Your Website Accessible to Persons with Disabilities? It is Time it Should Be.
Although associations often consider accessibility primarily in the context of their events it also applies to their websites. Following guidelines reduces legal risk and brings membership rewards.
From Associations Now, April 01, 2018
Utah Education Network Selects Blackboard Ally to Make Digital Course Content More Accessible
UEN Partners with Blackboard Inc. to focus on improved accessibility of course material for more than 210,000 Utah college students and 40,000 college faculty within 9 universities throughout Utah.
From Utah Education Network, April 01, 2018
CSUN Conference Spotlights Assistive Technologies
116 exhibitors showed off the latest assistive technologies at the CSUN conference to an estimated 4,500 attendees. Companies ranged from providers of screen reading software & specialized keyboards.
From The San Diego Union Tribune, March 27, 2018
New Law in Egypt to support Students with Disabilities
The Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities passed in Egypt requires for the first time that educational institutions adopt policies that ensure equal opportunities for disabled students.
From Al Fanar, March 25, 2018
Apple Proposes New Accessibility Emoji
Apple submitted an official proposal to the Unicode Consortium, requesting a greater variety of emoji representing those with disabilities.
From The Next Web, March 25, 2018