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Digital Accessibility Newsletter
March 2020

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Coronavirus Is Testing Digital Accessibility Preparedness

Sometimes, it takes a big event, an Aha! moment, for the importance of accessibility to be fully realized.

Unexpectedly, the health concerns surrounding COVID-19 are leading many individuals and organizations to make changes that are putting accessibility preparedness to the test.

What On Earth Does the Coronavirus Have to Do with Digital Accessibility?


Xbox Continues A11y Trend with In-Game Transcription

Video game accessibility is booming, led by nobody more perhaps than Microsoft in their mission to make gaming fully available to more players. A few months after releasing Xbox Accessibility Guidelines, they tweeted that in-game player speech can be converted to on-screen text on Xbox One and Windows 10 (currently supported in some games).

Xbox In-Game Transcription

Click! Hands of a man on a keyboard with blue backlighting.



First Public Draft of WCAG 2.2

A working draft of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.2 was just published!

So far, it includes one new Level AA success criterion, 2.4.11 Focus Visible (Enhanced), which beefs up requirements for keyboard focus.

Read more about WCAG 2.2

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Is Website Accessibility Worth It?

Yes, it's a civil right. Sure, you'll reach a wider audience. But, as a business, is all this accessibility stuff actually worth it? We actually think it's a fair question and we want to help you answer it.

Please note we will not be attending CSUN

We've made the decision to not attend the 35th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference as originally planned.

Mark Shapiro, president of the Bureau of Internet Accessibility, said:

"In this time of heightened health and travel concerns, we simply can't risk the safety of our tremendous team. It's disappointing, of course, as we looked forward to meeting with so many of you, but it's the right call for us." 

Contact us now for help with your digital accessibility initiatives




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