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Accessibility.Blog

5 Tips to Improve Mobile Accessibility

March 19, 2017 3:38:00 PM EDT

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.

How Do Screen Readers Help People with visual impairments?

March 9, 2017 10:01:00 AM EST

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 and Accessibility

January 27, 2017 11:37:10 AM EST

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

ADA Title II & Title III Requirements for Websites

December 5, 2016 12:00:00 AM EST

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.

Unemployment Rate Higher People with Disabilities

June 2, 2016 12:00:00 AM EDT

According to the findings, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is currently 10.8, down from 11.7 just 12 months earlier.

BoIA Encourages all to Participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 13, 2016 12:00:00 AM EDT

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.

NYC Takes Action against Inequality of the Disabled

April 22, 2016 4:52:00 PM EDT

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.

Facebook’s AI Looks Beyond Facial Recognition

April 4, 2016 12:00:00 AM EDT

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”.

The Business Case for Pursuing Accessible Digital Media

March 9, 2016 10:32:00 AM EST

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.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Reflection on Some Milestones and a Look to the Future

March 4, 2016 4:47:00 PM EST

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).

How Accessible have the Airline Carriers been in making their Websites Accessible?

February 29, 2016 4:57:00 PM EST

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”.

ROCKY DE LA FUENTE IS BEATING DONALD TRUMP?

February 10, 2016 12:09:00 PM EST

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

February 2, 2016 2:02:00 PM EST

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)

Youngstown State University Gets Schooled by DOE for Non-Compliant Website

December 16, 2014 2:04:00 PM EST

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.

Bureau of Internet Accessibility Sees Increase in Legal Action for Non-ADA Compliant Websites

August 21, 2014 12:29:00 PM EDT

There has been a rise in legal complaints against websites that allegedly do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Accessibility Improvements to Microsoft 8

May 13, 2014 11:02:00 PM EDT

Microsoft’s latest Operating Systems just got a whole lot more accessible to the visually impaired thanks to Dolphin Computer Access.

Banking on Website Accessibility Lawsuits

April 10, 2014 7:34:00 PM EDT

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.

Spirit Airlines website accessibility ranked highest in domestic airline industry

March 13, 2014 9:05:00 AM EDT

The average grade in the airline industry for website accessibility is a disturbing D+. In fact, other than Spirit Airlines, the results are appalling.

Is the Ivy Wilting in the Ivy League?

February 13, 2014 10:18:00 AM EST

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 Support of it’s Population with Disabilities

September 25, 2013 5:02:00 AM EDT

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 Pushes for Digital Accessibility

August 20, 2013 4:01:00 PM EDT

Australia's online presence still needs improvement to be accessible to those with disabilities, so says The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).

Post-Disaster Life for People Living with Disabilities

July 31, 2013 4:02:00 PM EDT

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.

Task Force Requesting Feedback to New Accessibility Requirements

June 23, 2013 3:57:00 PM EDT

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

Pizza Hut Apologizes for Offensive Ad, Ends up Insulting Again

June 11, 2013 6:02:00 AM EDT

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

Eye Communication is no Longer Merely Subjective

May 22, 2013 2:01:00 PM EDT

Tobii Technology just let people communicate with their eyes, and not just in the romanticized Hollywood way.