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Colorado Mandates Accessibility for State and Local Government Websites

July 20, 2021

Colorado will be the first state in the US to require by law that state and local public entities meet website accessibility standards when HB-1110’s requirements are fully implemented. Read More

Source: Colorado Newsline

Twitter Enables Captions for Voice Tweets

July 16, 2021

Twitter users can now turn on automated captions for voice tweets by tapping a closed-captioning icon at the top right corner of a voice tweet. Read More

Source: Wall Street Journal

Ukraine: New Application Maps Accessibility of Urban Public Spaces

July 10, 2021

The 2021 version of the Dostupno.UA map app covers over 30 cities, including the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv and is available for Android and iPhone. Read More

Source: Global Voices

FCC Reminds Emergency Alert System (EAS) Participants of Accessibility Requirements for Nationwide Test

July 08, 2021

FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau has required participants to issue alerts that are accessible in the runup to the August 11, 2021 Emergency Alert System nationwide test. Read More

Source: TV Technology

UK: Commission Established to Advise Government on Smart Home Technology and Independent Living

July 05, 2021

A think tank, Policy Connect and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology (APPGAT) have established a Commission to advise government on smart home technology and independent living. Read More

Source: ATT Today

US President Signs Executive Order to Advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA)

June 28, 2021

President Biden has signed an Executive Order (EO) that works to establish a government wide initiative to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the Federal workforce. Read More

Source: Meri Talk

National Census of Singapore Includes of Disability-related Data

June 24, 2021

Organizations in Singapore have welcomed the provision of disability-related statistics in the national population census as a step in the right direction for inclusivity. Read More

Source: Channel New Asia

New Zealand: The Digital Public Service Releases New Accessibility Guidance

June 24, 2021

The Digital Public Service has released new accessibility guidance for teams working with video content with the aim to make government services more inclusive and accessible. Read More

Source: Digital Government New Zealand

Research Evaluates Accessibility of University Websites Worldwide

June 23, 2021

The main contribution of the Systematic Literature Review is the consolidation of the results of the 42 studies selected to determine the findings in the accessibility of university websites. Read More

Source: Springer

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Seeks Public Input

June 16, 2021

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released for public comment a request for information (RFI) to remove barriers to voting for persons with disabilities. Read More

Source: Access Board

Apple Publishes Human Interface Guidelines for App Developers

June 15, 2021

Apple has released guidelines to enable developers to build more inclusive apps that present content and functionality in ways that everyone can access and understand. Read More

Source: Apple

Universities Review Peer Note-taking as Assistive Technology Options Increase

June 14, 2021

​As offerings for assistive technology for note-taking proliferate, universities are deciding on accommodations for students with disabilities for their return to campus from the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Source: EdScoop