Accessibility in the News—01/19/18. Failing to provide websites that are accessible to users who are blind or visually impaired continues to plague credit unions. This week, fast food giant Burger King and supermarket chain Morton Williams are also on notice, with web access lawsuits recently filed in New York. On the human interest side, fun socks bring joy, and a father creates a game to teach his young daughter to[…]READ MORE about Credit Unions Grapple with Web Access Lawsuits; Burger King, Supermarket Also Hit
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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.
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Accessibility in the News—1/12/17 . Credit unions are still wrestling with website accessibility cases, with a surge of suits hitting credit unions in December. Banks and hotels are also hearing calls for greater accessibility, and one plaintiff in New York is taking on well-known retailers, saying their sites are inaccessible to her screen reader software. In the meantime, Twitter users can make their tweeted images more meaningful to followers who[…]READ MORE about Credit Unions, Banks, Well-Known Retailers Challenged by Web Accessibility Cases; Tips for Accessible Twitter
Accessibility in the News—1/5/18 . Businesses can no longer look to Department of Justice rulemaking to provide clarity on website accessibility. In December, the DOJ officially withdrew its Advanced Notices of Proposed Rulemaking for Title III, as well as Title II website accessibility rulemaking regarding state and local government websites. This wraps up a year filled with website accessibility lawsuits filed against businesses across the country (Lifetime Fitness joined those ranks this[…]READ MORE about DOJ Pulls Plug on Website Accessibility Rulemaking; Accessible Education Encourages Diversity
Every Week We Curated the Hottest Accessibility and Disability News Headlines—More than 2,000 this Year! Here are Our Top 10 Accessibility News Stories and Topics of 2017. This was a busy year for pivotal accessibility and disability news. Government policies and judicial actions weren’t always predictable, but their impact will continue for years to come. Innovation had a prime seat at the table, with techniques, tools, and approaches from industry giants[…]READ MORE about Top “Accessibility in the News” Topics of 2017
Accessibility in the News—12/15/17. 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. It’s graphics-free, ad-free, and spam free. Just use the sign-up form on this page. Skip to National News (U.S.) | Skip to International News More Accessibility Resources on this Page Accessibility Blogs and Information | Accessibility Statement Pages Accessibility Announcements and Products | Accessibility[…]READ MORE about Disability and Communications: How Net Neutrality, Video Captions Impact Access
Accessibility in the News—12/01/17. Does the Americans with Disabilities Act, enacted before the word “internet” became part of our daily vocabulary, require businesses to make their websites accessible? This year’s federal decisions say it does. This week covers a great deal in how that requirement is affecting various industries. The debate continues on whether or not “ADA compliance” is a valid notion when it comes to online environments. Advocates for[…]READ MORE about The Accessible Internet and the ADA; 508 Refresh Nears Effective Date; Travel Changes Made…and Needed
Accessibility in the News—11/17/17. Credit union website accessibility requirements and bipartisan legislation to curb “drive-by” ADA lawsuits against brick-and-mortar businesses top the news this week. This week’s Accessibility in the News highlights the Americans with Disabilities Act from several angles: Are websites considered public accommodations, even if there’s no physical storefront? Will bipartisan proposed legislation be able to stem the tide of what some see as “drive-by” lawsuits for brick-and-mortar businesses? Education organizations at[…]READ MORE about Credit Unions Request Clarity on ADA Website Requirements; Legislation Aims to Stem “Drive-By” Lawsuits
Accessibility in the News—11/10/17.. Technology has unleashed myriad ways to make information accessible to people with disabilities, affecting books, blogs, and business. Read on for more on how the varied forms of digital accessibility make available content and experiences to everyone. 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. It’s graphics-free, ad-free, and spam-free.[…]READ MORE about The Varied Forms of Digital Accessibility: Books, Beauty Blogs, and Business Websites
Accessibility in the News—11/03/17. This issue: A journalist paralyzed for more than twenty years uses a high-tech exoskeleton to walk, new glasses enable a man born without optic nerves to read the abundance of text in his environment, and accessible computer applications provide a voice to a young college author and presenter with cerebral palsy. NOTE: To get news like this every week in your inbox, before it hits our[…]READ MORE about Accessible Tech Enables Possibilities across Multiple Disabilities
Accessibility in the News—10/20/17 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. It’s graphic, ads, and spam free. Just use the sign-up form on this page. Skip to National News (U.S.) | Skip to International News More Accessibility Resources on this Page Accessibility Blogs and Information | Accessibility Statement Pages Accessibility Announcements and Products | Accessibility[…]READ MORE about Disability Awareness Week Touches Education, Business, Travel; Tech Furthers Access for Visually Impaired