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New Movement Encourages Use of Alt Text

October 12, 2019

New Zealand nonprofit Blind and Low Vision NZ through its campaign Alt Text For All, aims to encourage individuals and businesses to use Alt Text for digital content. Read More

Source: News Now

LinkedIn's AI Tool Suggests Alt Text Descriptions for Photos

October 10, 2019

LinkedIn has built a computer-vision tool that can generate text descriptions for images uploaded onto its platform and aims to make content on its platform accessible to more users. Read More

Source: Venture Beat

LSAT to Change to Ensure Inclusion for All Law Aspirants

October 09, 2019

The Law School Admission Council will be doing away with the current logic section and implement a new accessible version in the LSAT following a lawsuit against its inaccessibility Read More

Source: ABA Journal

United States Supreme Court Denies Petition from Dominos in Website Accessibility Case

October 07, 2019

The US Supreme Court denied a petition from pizza giant Domino’s to hear whether its website is required to be accessible to the disabled, leaving in place a lower court decision against the company. Read More

Source: CNBC

Digital Inclusion of Older Persons a Priority for Barbados

October 06, 2019

At the Smart Barbados Week event, Executive Manager of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) stresses on plans regarding digital inclusion for citizen services for persons of all ages. Read More

Source: Barbados Advocate

Hulu Announces New Changes to its App to Make it More Accessible

October 04, 2019

Streaming service Hulu announces accessibility enhancements across its platform including the Roku® platform that will focus on text legibility and screen reader capabilities Read More

Source: Phone Arena

Google Announces Action Blocks, a New Accessibility Tool for Creating Mobile Shortcuts

October 02, 2019

Google has announced a new accessibility tool called Action Blocks that allows users to create shortcuts for common multi-step tasks through Google Assistant. Read More

Source: Tech Crunch

Most Fortune 100 Career Sites Fail to Meet Accessibility Standards

October 01, 2019

A study by talent management firm Phenom People has found that websites for 89 Fortune 100 companies failed at least one of the six standards outlined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Read More

Source: HR Dive

Canada: Ontario Province Providing $1.4B to Make Schools More Accessible

October 01, 2019

The government of Ontario is funding $1.4 billion for 2019-20 to help school boards provide safe and healthy learning environments for students with disabilities Read More

Source: New Market Today

Houston Airport Systems Launches App to Improve Accessibility

October 01, 2019

Houston's two airports have partnered with a company to launch the an app that provides tools to children with autism and their caregivers to provide a better travel experience. Read More

Source: Innovation Map

United Kingdom: Regulations on the Accessibility of New Public Sector Websites Come into Force

September 24, 2019

United Kingdom public sector websites launched on or after 23 September 2018 must meet accessibility standards including publishing statements explaining how accessible their websites are Read More

Source: Mirage News

Shortage of Sign Language Interpreters in City Courts Creates Delays

September 23, 2019

According to records compiled by the website SeeThroughNY, only a handful of New York State’s Uniformed Court System’s (UCS) staff interpreters work in American Sign Language (ASL). Read More

Source: City Limits