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Digital Accessibility Digest Archive – @Microassist

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

From Rural Districts to Prominent Universities, Education Organizations Face a Tidal Wave of School Website Accessibility Complaints An onslaught of complaints filed with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) targets public and private school websites that are inaccessible to people with disabilities. These school website accessibility complaints say that these public-facing websites—and other digital materials from K-12 and higher education organizations—fail to comply with federal law and[…]

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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[…]

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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.[…]

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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

Accessibility in the News—10/06/17 October is World and Blindness Awareness Month and Meet the Blind Month, and  encompasses several days designated to bring greater awareness to vision health, low vision, and blindness. These include World Sight Day on October 12 and National White Cane Safety Day on October 15. Primary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education are required to make accommodations for students taking their courses, including those with visual,[…]

READ MORE about Implementing Accessible Design on Campus, Online, and in Homes; Blindness Awareness Month Kicks Off

Accessibility in the News—09/29/17. 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 straightforward and ad-free. Plus you also get listing of job opportunities, events, and training. Just use the signup form on this page. Skip to National News (U.S.)  |  Skip to International News More Accessibility Resources on this Page Accessibility Blogs and Information |[…]

READ MORE about Accessible Technology: Computer Code, Wearables, and At-Home Developments Promote Independent Living

Accessibility in the News—8/11/17.. Accessible Fitness: Sports and Athletics Gaining Better Accessibility Disability advocates are striving to bring accessible fitness to anyone and everyone interested in sports and athletics all around the world. 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[…]

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