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LinkedIn Announces Accessibility Updates to Improve Accessibility

May 10, 2022

The new updates announced by LinkedIn focus on accessibility and include real-time captions for live audio events, improved search for posts, and a custom URL display option on Creator profiles. Read More

Source: Social Media Today

WordPress 6.0 Features Numerous Accessibility Improvements

April 25, 2022

WordPress announces that version 6.0 features numerous accessibility improvements that bring it closer to WCAG 2.0 AA compliance. Read More

Argentina: New Resolution Aims to Make Television Content More Accessible

April 18, 2022

Argentina's National Communications Authority (ENACOM) has passed a resolution to make television content more accessible. Read More

Source: Global Compliance News

CVS and Federal Prosecutors Reach Agreement on Vaccine Portal Accessibility

April 11, 2022

CVS Pharmacy has reached a settlement with federal prosecutors that will ensure the company’s online vaccination scheduling portal remains fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: ABC News

Buy Local Policy in Western Australia Updated to Prioritize Jobs for Persons with Disabilities

April 07, 2022

WA Buy Local Policy 2022 ensures State Government contracts create more work for regional Western Australians. Read More

Source: Media Statements, Government of Western Australia

New App Enables Braille to Text Translation on iPhone

April 04, 2022

Braille Scanner allows users to take a photo of a piece of paper with Braille on it using their iPhones and translate it into text. Read More

Source: 9 to 5 Mac

New Sign Language Glossary to Assist Persons with Hearing Impairment in Employment

April 04, 2022

Edinburgh researchers have helped to produce a sign language glossary for persons with hearing impairment who use digital technology in education or the workplace. Read More

Source: Future Scot

Google Docs Improves Usability for Markdown and Braille Users

April 01, 2022

Google has introduced braille and other improvements to make navigation documents easier. Read More

Source: Android Police

Australia: Employment Platform Created to Improve Access to Work Opportunities

March 22, 2022

Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott has teamed up with the federal government to launch an online employment platform. Read More


Dubai Government Websites Score High on Digital Accessibility

March 21, 2022

Eleven government entities have achieved a score of 10/10 for their level of criteria-compliance in digital accessibility assessment . Read More

Source: Gulf News

Department of Justice Issues Web Accessibility Guidance Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

March 21, 2022

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has published guidance on web accessibility and the ADA to inform state and local governments and businesses on how to ensure their websites are more accessible. Read More

Source: U.S. Access Board

Philippines: Study Finds Enhanced Use of Bills with Accessibility Features

March 14, 2022

A benchmarking study by the Central Bank of Philippines on the incorporation of Braille functionality in banknotes has supported the inclusion of tactile markings in Braille in their future design. Read More

Source: Business World Online