By making your apps available and valuable to a wider audience, you are creating a better experience for all users while simultaneaously benefiting from increased exposure.
Screen readers are software programs that convert text into synthesized speech for people who may have no or low-vision, have trouble reading or have difficulties seeing a Web page, such as those who may be color blind.
Responsive design principles aim to help provide the best possible viewing experience for a page or piece of content across a large array of devices, while accessibility helps to make content easier for people with certain disabilities to use and navigate
Titles II and III of the ADA prohibit discriminatory lack of access for individuals with disabilities to goods and services of public services and public accommodations, respectively.
According to the findings, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is currently 10.8, down from 11.7 just 12 months earlier.
The Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BoIA) encourages everyone to participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 19, 2016 to help bring awareness of the impact digital accessibility plays in everyday life.
The City has 6 months in which to establish a protocol for municipal websites. It will likely be that most will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA) as these are swiftly becoming the universal guidelines that are being recommended, and the ones that the earlier Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, a federal government mandate, will adopt as its new standard as well.
Describing an image using text is a critical way for a visually impaired person to understand the meaning behind a picture. Current Website Accessibility Guidelines require an image that portrays something essential to the user, be tagged with alternative text (Alt text), a description explaining the nature or contents of the image, such as “Bird catching a worm in the morning” or “Activate User Account”.
Companies and organizations prosper when they ensure their websites are accessible to all populations, including those living with disabilities, using assistive technology like screen readers, as well the older generation to name a few.
26 years ago, in 1990, workplace discrimination was at the forefront and was no longer going to be tolerated with the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
December 12, 2015 marked the date that the US Department of Transportation (DOT) regulation went into effect, requiring all aviation websites be accessible to everyone to “ensure that passengers with disabilities have equal access to the same air travel-related information and services that are available to passengers without disabilities through airline websites and airport kiosks”.
Lesser known Democratic Presidential Candidate Rocky de la Fuente out in front of the pack… in Website Accessibility
CHARLOTTE VERSUS DENVER IN SUPERBOWL 50 – BOTH LOSE; Both Cities Score Poorly for Website Accessibility
BoIA scanned the city sites for both Charlotte and Denver using their A11Y® website accessibility testing platform. In the report that is produced in this process, grades are assigned to each site in 5 areas, the 4 WCAG 2.0 Principles outlined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
The United States Department of Education (DOE) entered into an agreement with Youngstown State University (www.ysu.edu) to ensure that the school’s Websites comply with federal civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability.
There has been a rise in legal complaints against websites that allegedly do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Microsoft’s latest Operating Systems just got a whole lot more accessible to the visually impaired thanks to Dolphin Computer Access.
People with visual, auditory, cognitive recognition, speech or physical special needs have difficulties accessing many popular banking websites due to the startling lack of support for assistive technology.
The average grade in the airline industry for website accessibility is a disturbing D+. In fact, other than Spirit Airlines, the results are appalling.
the average website accessibility grade of the Ivy League sites was a "C". Ironically, a GPA equivalent to a "C" would inhibit a prospective student from being accepted into these Universities’ programs
India's government realizes the need to combat discrimination of people with disabilities, hence approving the National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility, which will facilitate equal access to electronics and information and communications technologies (ICTs).
Australia's online presence still needs improvement to be accessible to those with disabilities, so says The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).
It’s estimated that as many as 30 million people who live with a disability are affected each year by tragedies such as weather-related events and/or earthquakes.
Updates to the current version of the W3C guidelines for including descriptions with images are in the process of being worked out. Some of the newer changes that are being defined
People in China have been protesting Pizza Hut's commercial for its Shrimp Balls that depicts two cartoon people talking about the product and referring to the animated version of the balls as confusingly rolling around... because they are blind balls
Tobii Technology just let people communicate with their eyes, and not just in the romanticized Hollywood way.