In March 2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published Guidance on Web Accessibility and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). The effort focuses specifically on Title II— State and Local Governments (and Public Transportation) and Title III— Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities. This summer, the DOJ followed up this guidance with an announcement of plans to update accessibility guidelines in 2023. Microassist’s CTO, Hiram Kuykendall, recently joined with Converge Accessibility’s Ken Nakata, on the[…]READ MORE about The Role of Litigation and Regulation in Web Accessibility
Digital Accessibility Events
At Microassist, we are proud to reaffirm our commitment to supporting efforts to fully implement accessibility and inclusion, and ensuring the same principles of barrier-free access outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) also extends to digital environments. Digital content that is accessible to people with visual, auditory, cognitive, and mobility impairments reduces barriers in both the government and commercial arenas – opening access to resources and opportunities[…]READ MORE about Disability Awareness Calendar
Don’t Leave Accessibility to the End:Resources for Designers To kick off Austin Design Week, accessibility instructors and remediation specialists from Microassist hosted area designers, content creators and ADW attendees at their learning annex in North Austin for a demonstration of common accessibility pitfalls to avoid, as well as the tools and tips for testing accessibility and designing websites, media, electronic documents and online courses to be ADA compliant. Microassist[…]READ MORE about Microassist at Austin Design Week
We’re excited to take part in this year’s Digital Accessibility Legal Summit on October 7th and 8th. The rising number of Title III lawsuits related to digital accessibility will be a central focus. Microassist’s Jack McElaney, Vice-President of Sales and Publisher of Accessibility in the News, recently shared an update on how COVID-19 has impacted the disability community as a prelude to two-day event. About the Digital Accessibility Legal Summit[…]READ MORE about Microassist Returns for 2021 Digital Accessibility Legal Summit
May 20, 2021 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (it’s actually the 10th anniversary since it launched off a single blog post). The pandemic has shown how technology can be both a barrier and a gateway for users with a hearing, visual, mobility or cognitive disability. This month offers an opportunity to take a look back at how our systems supporting work, education, healthcare and government adapted. From a practical perspective, making[…]READ MORE about Raising Accessibility Awareness. Global Accessibility Awareness Day Turns Ten
Looking for 2021 Disability Awareness events? Visit our Disability Awareness Calendar for 2021. ADA Turns 30 Spotlight On July 26th, 1990, George H.W. Bush signed one of the most important pieces of legislation in American history, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the signing of the ADA, and people across the country turned out to remember its intent and to celebrate its progress. However,[…]READ MORE about Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary : Disability Awareness 2020 Calendar
An extensive list of curated tweets and resources from the CSUN 2020 Assistive Technology Conference in Anaheim, CA. Brought to you by the accessibility services and elearning development teams at Microassist. Please link to and share this page if you find it helpful. The 2020 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, sponsored by the California State University Northridge Center on Disabilities, is the largest international conference focused on assistive technology. Its goal[…]READ MORE about CSUN 2020 Assistive Technology Conference Backchannel: Tweets, Blogs, and More!
The AXSChat Community hosts weekly video interviews and Twitter Chats covering topics relevant to how technology and innovation are shaping accessibility and inclusion efforts across our society. Recently I was honored to sit down with hosts Debra Ruh and Antonio Santos where we discussed how litigation in the United States has supported adoption of accessibility and inclusion requirements, and how the A11y Community can assure legislation is followed and people[…]READ MORE about AXSChat Featuring Jack McElaney, Chatting on @A11yNews and Litigation Activity
Accessibility in the News — 3/15/19. NOTE: To get news like this every week in your inbox, before it hits our website, subscribe to our Accessibility in the News e-newsletter. There are no ads or graphics, and we never send spam. Just use the sign-up form on this page to subscribe and stay up to date! Skip to National News (U.S.) | Skip to International News More Accessibility Resources on[…]READ MORE about Accessibility News During CSUN Assistive Technology Conference
An extensive list of curated tweets and resources from the CSUN 2019 Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego. Brought to you by the accessibility services and curriculum development teams at Microassist. Please link to and share this page if you find it helpful. The 2019 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, sponsored by the California State University Northridge Center on Disabilities, is the largest international conference focused on assistive technology. Its goal is[…]READ MORE about CSUN 2019 Assistive Technology Conference Backchannel: Tweets, Blogs, and More!