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Digital Accessibility Newsletter
September 2020







School supplies on a desk in front of an empty chalkboard.

Back to School: Accessibility During a Pandemic

Accessibility in education has never been more important and it will be put to the test as schools across the country prepare for remote, on-site, and hybrid learning.

Digital accessibility for remote learning

Enhanced Braille Support Now Available for Google Docs

Google made improvements to Braille support last week for Google Docs users.

Updates like enhanced keyboard shortcuts, navigation, and verbalizations may encourage more people to use Braille support when working in Docs.

This is the latest in a busy year for accessibility upgrades at Google, including accessibility upgrades on Maps, automatic PDF tagging in Chrome, and the rollout of a virtual Braille keyboard on Android.

More about Google Docs Braille Support (and other Google updates)

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WCAG 2.2 Draft Includes Nine New Success Criteria

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines will soon get upgraded to WCAG 2.2, a relatively fast-follower to WCAG 2.1 published in 2018.

Nine new checkpoints are expected to be included.

Latest Public Draft of WCAG 2.2

Hand casting a vote in a ballot box.

Tracking the Problematic Lack of Accessibility in Absentee Ballots

The handling and effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are likely to heavily impact the votes people cast on November 3. But, heavier reliance on inaccessible absentee ballots will make it hard for many people to cast votes at all.

Tracking Absentee Ballot Accessibility 

Creating Content That's More Accessible for the Major Learning Styles

We all comprehend and retain information in different ways.

In this new series, we'll break down accessibility considerations for creating memorable and inclusive content for the various learning styles. Get started with parts one and two!

Contact us now for help with your digital accessibility initiatives




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