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Cornell’s University to Hold First Web Accessibility Camp from Aug. 6-8 2018
Cornell University will hold its first Web Accessibility Camp, “Universal Design for Any Person, Any Study,” Aug. 6-8, with sessions by WebAIM, Siteimprove, and Cornell Information Technologies.
From Cornell University, May 17, 2018

Facebook’s Accessibility Ambitions
Facebook speaks about the development of its automatic alt-text (AAT) for people using screen readers. AAT uses object recognition technology to generate descriptions of photos on Facebook.
From Tech Crunch, May 17, 2018

Google’s New Plan to Help Designers Make More Accessible Products, Launches Resource Centre
To mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google is launching a resource center to help marketers, and designers build inclusive products & designs that address the needs of users with disabilities.
From Fast Company, May 17, 2018

Microsoft - Putting Persons with Disability on Equal Footing
Microsoft says technology can make the world easier to use for everyone, not just accommodating to people with disabilities.
From CNET, May 16, 2018

U.S. Access Board Launches Youtube Channel as Online Guide to the ADA Accessibility Standards
The U.S. Access Board has launched its own channel on YouTube to further share information animations on accessibility developed as part of its online guide to the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards.
From US Access Board Youtube Channel, May 11, 2018

United Kingdom: Aldi Launches Fully Signed Ad for Deaf Awareness Week
Aldi has partnered with ITV to broadcast its first ever fully signed ad break to mark the start of Deaf Awareness Week (14–20 May).
From Metro, May 11, 2018

Building Accessible Products for Everyone
At Google I/O, its annual developer festival, Google shared a few products designed to be accessible to persons with disabilities, including a new app for the Blind.
From Google, May 10, 2018

Microsoft Launches AI for Accessibility Program
Microsoft launched their new $25 mn 5-year AI for Accessibility program with the goal to help developers accelerate the development of accessible and intelligent AI solutions.
From Microsoft, May 08, 2018

Digital Marketing Group Focuses on Developing Accessibility for Small Businesses
Small businesses on tiny budgets often feel like they have few options for the tools and guidance they need towards enhancing web accessibility. This digital marketing agency focuses on that.
From Nooga, May 07, 2018

United Kingdom: Blind Customers Locked Out by Bank Web Upgrades
Banks in the United Kingdom have admitted to failings after redesigning websites that made it hard for their blind customers to access full services online.
From BBC, May 06, 2018

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