Accessibility

How to Make Your Phone Read Everything On Screen Out Loud

Whether you’re zooming down the freeway, or crammed into a subway car, or even in a darkened movie theater, it’s not always convenient or possible to …

iOS Apps

Is Your Website Accessible? If Not, You Could Be Violating the ADA

Do you recognize the name Juan Carlos Gil? Well, if you’ve built a WordPress site that provides services or sells products to the general public, …

Web Design

DeVos closes civil rights complaints at faster clip than predecessor

Betsy DeVos’ Education Department has closed more than 1,500 civil rights complaints at the nation’s schools — including dismissing more than 900 outright — in the two months since her acting civil rights chief took steps to reduce a massive backlog.<p>The June directive from acting Assistant …

Rights & Freedoms

AbleGamers Charity Seeking To Start Panel To Better Support Accessibility

AbleGamers, a charity focused on making sure everyone can play video games, is seeking to create a panel of gamers with disabilities to help …

Meet the deaf nutritional coach who’s fighting for greater accessibility in fitness

India Morse, AKA YouLeanMeUp, is a fitness blogger and nutritional coach, with an Instagram to make even the hardiest couch potato try a session at …

Fitness

Accessibility Primer Part 0: Glossary

What is accessibility and why does it matter? Part 0 of a series introducing accessibility, assistive devices and technology, inclusive design, and …

Programming

The Surprising By-Products of Combating Phone Addiction

Let's face it, we all use our phones a little too often. The average person checks their device over 100 times a day. For this reason, I decided to …

Photography

Collective #338

Inspirational Website of the Week: RGB – Richard GazdikA well designed portfolio and blog with some lovely details. Our pick this week. Get inspired …

Programming

DRM in web standards creates new barriers to accessibility

The World Wide Web Consortium is pressing ahead with its project to standardize a DRM system for the web, without taking any legal steps to protect …

W3C

How Apple is putting voices in users’ heads—literally

Wired:My conversation with Mathias Bahnmueller started as pretty much all my phone interviews do. “Can you hear me?” he asked, and I replied …

Losing Sleep Over Your Lack of a Digital Policy? You Should Be

McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc once said, “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” In a way, he was right. You can’t …

User Generated Content

Are you concerned about Accessibility?

How to educate developers on creating accessible websites.<p>At the end of April we had the first Offline Camp in Europe! It was my first “unconference” …

Web Development

DOJ Disables Titles II and III Website Regulations

Article ByDavid RaizmanJennifer S. RusieOgletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.Our InsightsThe U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has placed its …

Law

Learning About Library Accessibility

What does it mean to make your library accessible? Is it just a quick evaluation of your space, making sure that your department is ADA compliant? Or …

Learning

Next Stop on our Accessibility Journey: One Week

<i>By Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer</i><p>Today we kick off the 4th annual One Week hackathon event at Microsoft! In addition to showcasing …

Programming

CRTC approves use of $1.3M of Telus deferral account funds for accessibility improvements

Canada’s telecom commissioner has approved the use of $1,335,909 CAD of deferral account funding for improving access to wireless services by people …

What auditors test your site for

When assessing how accessible your website or app is, auditors will likely want to look at whole pages. But perhaps most of what you are working on …

Web Development

Oswald Foundation, 10 Month Old Startup Goes Multinational

Back in November, Oswald Foundation emerged as one of the five winners of Startup India Rocks! 2016, the largest startup competiton with over 1,000 …

Startups

Web Accessibility 101: Design for All People, Not Most

Web design is about accessibility. Most web designers aim to create products for the largest swath of people within their audience, casting their …

Web Design

Learn About Digital Accessibility This Summer

Looking to add to your digital skill set this summer? Interested in digital accessibility? Via Anne Janhunen comes word that Microsoft is offering a …

CC BY

Google finally add accessibility details for wheelchair

Back in December, <b>Google</b> finally added accessibility details to Maps. It was a long awaited addition, but an extremely welcome one for the more than …

Google

Google Maps now lets you contribute accessibility details

Google Maps began showing data on a location's wheelchair accessibility late last year, and now it's going a step further. Users are invited to help …

Technology

Google makes it easier to add and find accessibility information in Maps and Search

Google Maps is taking advantage of its large crowdsourcing aspect to make it easier to both input and find details about the accessibility of a location. In addition to this information appearing in Maps, it will also appear in Search result cards.<p>The Android Google Maps client now better handles …

Google

Understanding Web Accessibility: The Costs and Opportunities

crownpeak<p>The internet plays an increasingly critical role in our lives. As a result, legislation has been introduced to ensure that all users have …

Web Design

New Standards Program Emerges to Judge E-books' Accessibility for Visually Impaired

Benetech, a nonprofit firm that develops technology for social good, announced the launch of Global Certified Accessible, a program that allows …

Publishing

Open Twitter Links Directly in Safari’s Reader Mode on iOS

Twitter recently received a design overhaul. And other than switching to rounded iconography, the iOS app also embraced Safari View Controller as its …

Safari (Browser)

Give Your SEO a Boost With These 12 Accessibility Improvements by @tamar

If your website isn’t optimized to meet basic accessibility standards, now is the time. Here's how to do it.The post Give Your SEO a Boost With These …

Web Design

At this month’s WWDC, Apple unveiled refined accessibility tools

Cover Apple for a while and you start to notice a general cadence to the company’s behavior and strategy.<p>To name one example, consider the last several macOS releases. In 2009, Apple announced Snow Leopard, which famously eschewed new features for what the company described as “hundreds of …

Apple

Accessibility Isn’t Enough - For Some It’s A Four-Letter Word

Chris Pratt knew he'd made a mistake.<p>The <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> star shared a video on social media, asking his followers to ignore the subtitles and …

Canadian News

NEW! United Touts Newark Accessibility

United Airlines and its agency mcgarrybowen New York are introducing the first-ever campaign to incorporate live traffic data dynamically to inform …

Airlines