Accessibility in the News —9/24/16 This issue of Accessibility in the News (AITN), we have accessibility developments in education (from video magnifiers for grade schoolers to university online courses), politics (viewpoints and constituent profiles), tech (app accessibility lawsuits and innovations for creating signatures), government (awards and perspective), and other activity from around the globe (Australia, Oman, India, and various locations in the U.S.)—including setting the stage for plans for the web from the W3C. To receive Accessibility in[…]READ MORE about Accessibility Developments in Tech, Politics, Education—from Berkeley to across the Globe
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.
Past issues of Microassist's Accessibility in the News are archived and searchable on this website. To receive the newsletter each Friday, please complete our Subscribe to Accessibility in the News form on this page.
Accessibility in the News—9/19/2016 In this issue of Accessibility in the News (AITN), we have accessibility-related media coverage related to mobile accessibility (creating better experiences for everyone). improving employment opportunities (including $9.3 M from the U.S. Department of Labor to fund opps for those with disabilities), and new website rules for government (coding for screen readers and providing video closed captioning). To receive Accessibility in the News via email, send a subscription request to firstname.lastname@example.org.[…]READ MORE about Mobile Accessibility, Employment Opportunities, and New Website Rules
Accessibility in the News— 09/13/16 In this issue of Accessibility in the News (AITN), media covers the rise in ADA accessibility lawsuits filed (advocacy groups weigh in, focusing on collaboration), universities in violation of ADA for digital content (not all of the free course and lecture content are fully accessible to individuals with hearing, visual or manual disabilities), and accessible cybersecurity course modules (one company’s mobile-responsive training meets Section 508 requirements for digital accessibility). To receive Accessibility[…]READ MORE about ADA Accessibility Lawsuits Filed by the Hundreds, Universities Held in Violation of ADA, Cybersec Training Meets Section 508
Accessibility in the News — 09/07/16 This issue of Accessibility in the News (AITN) features several articles from both government and universities addressing digital accessibility, or seeing the need to (there’s an interesting historical look at voting, technology, and usability, too). There’s also coverage related to the Paralympics, a few articles related to transportation for those with disabilities, and a church where the majority of worshippers belong to the Deaf[…]READ MORE about Government and Academic Organizations Address Transportation, Digital Accessibility
Accessibility in the News—08/31/16 In this issue of Accessibility in the News (AITN), several stories cover innovations and issues related to the blind or the visually impaired, from round-trip job interview rides from Uber, accessible website designs and Google, and the impact of Facebook’s new audio autoplay feature. One inventor is making advances in mobile accessibility, too, with a new braille smartphone that works with Android. Rounding out the list is a[…]READ MORE about Uber, Autoplay, and a Braille Smartphone: Accessible Considerations of the Blind and Visually Impaired
Microassist CTO and Event Training Chair Hiram Kuykendall Leads Development of OpenAIR 2016 Online Training Game Editor’s Note: A variation of this story is available as a press release on our News and Media page. Staff photo © 2018 Microassist. Austin, Texas, August 25, 2016 — One out of every five adults in the United States has a disability. For many of them, accessing and navigating online information is a daily challenge at[…]READ MORE about International Competition Provides Nonprofits with Accessible Websites
Accessibility in the News—08/23/16 In this issue of Accessibility in the News (AITN), we have accessibility-related media coverage on the newest FCC closed captioning rules (for online public, educational or government video). For private-sector employers with fewer than 50 employees in Ontario, new laws with integrating accessibility standards, and banks beware (class action lawsuits nationwide are being filed). To receive Accessibility in the News via email, send a subscription request to email@example.com. Accessibility advocates[…]READ MORE about Closed Captioning Rules, Laws on Integrated Accessibility Standards, and Banks Beware!
Accessibility in the News—08/18/16 In this issue of Accessibility in the News (AITN), we have accessibility-related media coverage on making health and social care information accessible, medical advances, and a comparative look at how accessible the websites are for U.S. presidential candidates. To receive Accessibility in the News via email, send a subscription request to firstname.lastname@example.org. UX upgrades designed for marketers could also satisfy DOT accessibility demands 8/10 | Source: tnooz The[…]READ MORE about Health, Social Care, and U.S. Presidential Candidate Web Accessibility
Accessibility in the News—08/11/16 In this issue of Accessibility in the News (AITN), we have accessibility-related media coverage on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and accessible websites (senior care providers must comply with new regulations), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) title II and title III regulations (including a free 8/31/16 webinar to learn more), and innovations (that facilitate camping while using a wheelchair, browsing the web with a learning disability, and interacting with New York city[…]READ MORE about ACA Requires Accessible Websites; DOJ Implements ADA Rule; Innovations in Hearing Aids, Camping, Reading Apps
Accessibility in the News—8/3/16 In this issue of Accessibility in the News, we have accessibility-related media coverage of the rise in ADA lawsuits (including online real estate sites), Pokemon and gamers with disabilities, banking, health care, employment, education, and litigation. To receive Accessibility in the News via email, send a subscription request to email@example.com. Agents and brokers at risk of lawsuits over website accessibility 6/29 | Source: inman Real Estate News At the National Association of[…]READ MORE about ADA and Real Estate Lawsuits Rise, ACA and Online Accessibility, Job Perspectives