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User1st Announces New UTester Web Accessibility Testing Tool

July 20, 2020

Web accessibility solutions provider User1st has released uTester that is an automated accessibility testing platform that enables users to detect barriers and errors to guide remediation efforts. Read More

Source: KM World

The American Council of the Blind Honors Disney+ for Immersive Audio Description

July 15, 2020

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) has recognized Disney+’s immersive content delivery campaigns and honored it with the 2020 Achievement Award in Audio Description. Read More

Source: Martech Series

Australia: Online Workshops to Help Art Organizations Make Art More Accessible

July 14, 2020

In the wake of COVID-19, an arts and disability organization based in Australia is working to improve how they connect with and support persons with disabilities through a new online workshop.​​ Read More

Source: Arts Hub

Cochlear Receives FDA Clearance for Three New Hearing Devices with Smartphone Connectivity

July 07, 2020

U.S. Food and Drug Administration has provided Cochlear Limited clearance for three new products that add to the company’s suite of hearing technology devices, all of which connect to smartphones.​​​ Read More

Source: Mobi Health News

New Report Assesses Indian Websites, Including Universities on WCAG 2.1 Compliance

July 07, 2020

A new report titled 'How Accessible Are We' assesses around 270 key Indian websites and the documents uploaded on them against WCAG 2.1 Read More

Source: ANTS

New Report by Public Sector IT Association Highlights Accessibility Issues on Council Websites

July 06, 2020

A new report by Public Sector IT Association Socitm highlights diverse accessibility findings based on testing of more than 800 public sector sites set against the WCAG 2.1 standard. Read More

Source: SOCITM

New Research Reveals Strategies for Global Disability Inclusion

July 06, 2020

​A new study of 120 global brands, ‘Towards a Disability-Smart World’ shows how over 90 per cent of businesses are recognizing the importance of employees and customers with disabilities.​​ Read More

Source: The Global Recruiter

Patreon and American Council of the Blind Announce Digital Accessibility Initiative

July 02, 2020

Patreon with the American Council of the Blind, has announced an initiative to enhance its website and mobile applications to make them more accessible for creators and patrons with visual impairment. Read More

Source: News Lanes

Authoring Tool Accessibility Report Generator (ATAG) Launched

June 30, 2020

The ATAG Report Tool by W3C helps authoring tool vendors and evaluators provide information to project procurers and others who need to know how well potential authoring tools support accessibility.​​ Read More

Source: All Markup

Switzerland Publishes Government Standard on Digital Accessibility

June 25, 2020

Switzerland has released the eCH-0059 version 3.0 that is based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG 2.1 of the W3C and uses additional tools to promote e-accessibility. Read More

Source: eCH

Switzerland Publishes Government Standard on Digital Accessibility

June 25, 2020

Switzerland has released a new version eCH-0059 version 3.0 based on Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 of the World Wide Web Consortium and uses additional tools to promote e-accessibility.​​​ Read More

Source: e-Government Standards

India: Digital Platform Aims to Upskill Youth with Disabilities

June 23, 2020

​​Youth4Jobs Foundation as part of its COVID-19 response has been training youngsters with disabilities in Rural India in digital skills, to subsequently connect them with potential employers. Read More

Source: The Hindu