Accessibility in the News—9/21/18. This week, museums, modeling, makeup, and the Texas proposal to remove deaf-blind Helen Keller’s story from school curriculum stood beside articles addressing website accessibility cases impacting various industries. A new museum app opens the art world to those who may otherwise experience anxiety over new events, while a review of an association conference provides good tips for all seeking to provide an accessible experience for all[…]READ MORE about For Website Accessibility Cases, Industries Give Tips, Request DOJ Clarification
Microassist's Accessibility in the News
Microassist's Accessibility in the News is a widely read, free weekly newsletter curated by Jack McElaney. Newsletter sections include a compilation of accessibility articles and blogs, a list of accessibility conferences and training, accessibility job announcements, and a listing of accessibility resource pages.
Its sole purpose is to educate people interested or involved in accessibility related to the Americans with Disabilities Act Title I, II, or III, and Sections 504 and 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act. It also covers numerous international topics from all over the world.
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Accessibility in the News—9/14/18. The week started off with a heavy focus on institutions of higher education. A student’s entire college experience, from class registration to parking to classes themselves, can be dramatically affected how well accessibility has been implemented online, in class, and across campus. At least two universities are intentionally pursuing accessibility improvements, and one witness to the registration process for a person with disabilities is now launching[…]READ MORE about Accessibility Progress Being Made Online, On Grounds in Education Sector
Accessibility in the News—9/7/18. The industries are varied and the methods differ, but the message from a few of this week’s stories is the same: Make your website accessible for people who have disabilities. Leveraging both legal actions and established mandates, groups in the U.S. and abroad are emphasizing the need for online access for everyone. Several articles this week focus on the litigation aspect: Property management and leasing companies[…]READ MORE about Laws, Litigation Message: Make Websites Accessible
Accessibility in the News—8/31/18. There were a few repeated themes this week: There’s still a lot of work do be done in making websites more accessible, both in business and in government. In elections, new technology and improved processes can foster more inclusive voting. And designs for people with disabilities are appearing in housing and buildings, fashion design, and other products and services. Some of this growth is due to[…]READ MORE about Market is Ripe for Accessible Home, Fashion Designs for People with Disabilities
Accessibility in the News—8/24/18. This week’s news covers the lawsuit against Apple for website accessibility and renewed accessibility efforts by Google. It also covers parking, housing, and various municipal challenges impacting wheelchair users and others with disabilities. 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, and we never send spam.[…]READ MORE about Groups Tackle Myriad of Challenges Met by Wheelchair Users; Apple Hit with Web Lawsuit
Accessibility in the News—8/17/18. The end of summer means students, including those with disabilities, entering the classrooms. This week, many writers took a look at the nexus of education and disability: Charisse Hogan, contributor to The Mighty, asks that you prepare your sons and daughters to encounter and interact with children with disabilities. And she tells how important their awareness was to her as she grew up with cerebral palsy.[…]READ MORE about Education and Students with Disabilities
Accessibility in the News—8/10/18. An interesting mix of stories highlighted both ends of the aging spectrum: accessible accommodations for children as well as for adults in their senior years. Accessibility can benefit anyone of any age, with or without a disability. But this week’s news included braille on Kellogg’s Rick Krispies Treats just in time for school year snack needs, as well as the PBS launch of “Railway Hero,” an[…]READ MORE about From Kids to Seniors: Accessible Accommodations Span Snacks to Restaurants, Playgrounds to Housing
Accessibility in the News—7/27/18. I just spent a week with my 2 ¾ months old granddaughter, so I had a little downtime during her naps to do some year-to-date calculations. There has been lots of news coverage in Accessibility in the News (AITN) in the last six months and my curation consisted of 637 national news articles, 502 international news articles, 640 accessibility blogs-information, 614 accessibility training and conferences, 480 accessibility job[…]READ MORE about Top Accessibility News Topics for the First Half of 2018
Accessibility in the News—7/20/18. This week, the major topics in accessibility were website accessibility and other ADA Title III lawsuits, accessible travel, and accessible housing. Lawsuits over website accessibility continue to grow in number, reaching an all-time high this past month. For people with disabilities, travel is not always an easy task. Finding an accessible hotel, accessible tourist attractions, and accessible restaurants can all be quite challenging. However, with many[…]READ MORE about ADA Title III Lawsuits Reach All-Time High; Accessible Housing, Accessible Travel
Accessibility in the News — 7/6/18. While disability can affect anyone of any age, growing older often brings additional health issues, diminished capabilities, and…ageism. From finding out that advertisers deliberately excluded senior citizens from their ad targeting, articles on home architecture that accommodates age and disability, and new research on aging, several stories this week touch on the topic of getting older. In our “Announcements” section, we also posted the[…]READ MORE about Discrimination, Age and Disability: Seniors’ Needs Impact Housing, App Design, Marketing and Employment