Accessibility

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Here are the accessibility improvements coming later this year

The Fall Creators Update will be available for the Insiders in the coming weeks.<p>Along with several major changes, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update …

Microsoft

Microsoft refreshes OneNote apps with new design and accessibility features

Software maker Microsoft on Friday rolled out new versions of its note-taking apps for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, Android, Windows 10 and the …

Microsoft

Designing Slack for everyone – Several People Are Typing — The Official Slack Blog

Over the past year, Slack’s accessibility team has made a bunch of improvements to help ensure Slack can be used by everyone, no matter their ability.<p>…

UX Design

Empowering a more accessible and inclusive world

With the right tools, there are no limits to what people can achieve, including people with disabilities. So today has special meaning: It’s the …

Smart Cities

Blackboard announces accessibility solution for major LMS platforms

Blackboard Ally creates alternative versions of course content for student use and generates institution-wide accessibility reports. (Blackboard …

Education

Apple's Tim Cook talks tech with accessibility advocates for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday invited three accessibility advocates and bloggers to the …

Apple

Dealing with website accessibility: prioritise rather than panic!

Sometimes accessibility has negative connotations for digital teams. It reminds them of those tasks they should have done to make their website fully …

UX Design

Apple’s accessibility videos shine light on how its tools change lives

In keeping with its trend of highlighting regular users in its ads, Apple has debuted a new series of videos on its YouTube channel, showing how Apple’s Accessibility features can help users in their everyday lives.<p>The seven “Designed for” videos, each running under two minutes, highlight stories …

Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Accessibility With Three Accessibility Activists

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which takes place tomorrow, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with three YouTubers to discuss the Accessibility features built into Apple's iOS and Mac devices.<p>Each of the three YouTubers, who met Cook at Apple's campus for coffee, have shared their …

Apple

Designed for Accessibility: Apple shares astonishing new videos ahead of Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Accessibility might not get the breathless headlines of AI or AR but Apple's new video series highlights why designing for it matters so much to so …

Apple

Apple Releases New Video Series to Promote Accessibility Awareness – MacStories

Katie Dupere writes for Mashable about the stories shared in a new series of Apple videos:<p>Meera is nonverbal, living with a rare condition called schizencephaly that impacts her ability to speak. But with the help of her iPad and text-to-speech technology, she can make her thoughts and opinions …

New Video

Apple highlights Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18 with "Designed for everyone" video series

For Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple has posted a series of seven videos to YouTube showing how real people make use of Mac and iOS …

New Apple Videos Highlight Real-World Accessibility

Nice piece for Mashable by Katie Dupere on a bunch of new videos in Apple’s YouTube channel, highlighting real-world usage of iOS and MacOS …

Apple

Creating an Accessible and Welcoming Workplace - EARN

Clearly, a disability-inclusive workplace is an accessible workplace, and in this day and age, this means not only physical accessibility, such as …

The Workplace

Access Monitor: WordPress Plugin to Monitor Accessibility – ProfHacker - Blogs

Here at ProfHacker, we’ve written several posts over the years about accessibility, about WordPress, and about WordPress and accessibility. (As many …

Web Design

MS student McCarthy enhances campus accessibility through new web app

The University of Illinois has long been a leader in accessibility for persons with disabilities. This tradition continues with a new web app called …

Libraries

The truth about youth

'Digital natives' have evolved into 'accessibility natives' who expect to be able to reach what they want, when they want. Sonoo Singh unpicks the …

Uber faces lawsuit for failing on disabled accessibility

Uber has yet another problem to deal with: it's been slapped with a lawsuit for not making its services more available to people with disabilities. A couple of wheelchair users from Jackson, Mississippi have filed the lawsuit, accusing Uber of violating Title III of the Americans with Disabilities …

Uber

Here’s how Apple’s HomeKit feature is an accessibility advantage

New houses being built with HomeKit-enabled appliances are becoming more accessible to consumers thanks to homebuilders incorporating Apple’s home automation technology, and HomeKit isn’t just a convenience or neat demo. <i>NBC News</i> shares the incredible story of how Todd Stabelfeldt who is a “complete …

Home Automation

Adding accessible names to interactive elements

All interactive elements should have accessible names, says the W3C about using ARIA. They can also have descriptions. Names and descriptions can …

Web Development

5 Essential Website Accessibility Tips For Financial Institutions

<b>By Anthony Ianniciello,</b> VP of Product Design at Q2<p>“Complex” is the word that best describes the process financial institutions must go through when …

FinTech

For Michigan State, accessibility begins at procurement

The institution has clear policies and procedures that call for accessibility to be accounted for at a number of stages in the IT purchasing process.

Procurement

Federal court dismisses VIA Rail appeal on couples with mobility scooters travelling together

Order means railway must expand mobility device spaces or prove doing so causes 'undue hardship'<p>The Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by VIA Rail …

Law

The Lawsuits Over NYC's Subway Inaccessibility Are Long Overdue

Advocates allege that the entire MTA system discriminates against riders with disabilities.<p>The subway is often cited as the most convenient way to get around New York City, but for Chris Pangilinan, riding the system is like playing a game of Russian roulette. “There are some 20 elevators out every …

MTA

eBookCraft Conference Presentation Videos Now Online | The Digital Reader

Held over a 3-day span in March in Toronto, eBookCraft is one of the last two remaining digital conferences in North American related to book …

Publishing

Putting web accessibility front and center

“Building a better web” is the theme of Fluent this year, and hopefully it’s the goal of everyone who attends. But how do you define “a better web”? …

Web Design

30 Days of Accessibility Testing

Learn about the diversity of disabilities and the effects of aging.<p>Use a tool like WAVE to scan a web page for accessibility problems.<p>Share your …

Accessibility Testing

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

As part of Ape to Gentleman’s remit we are asked to photograph, a lot. For social media channels, for brands’ marketing campaigns and for our own …

Design

How Blind People Interact with Visual Content on Social Networking Services

Abstract<p>In this paper, we explore blind people’s motivations, challenges, interactions, and experiences with visual content on Social Networking …

Social Marketing

5 Important Factors to Consider When Creating Your Blog

Bloggers often get overexcited with the design of their blog and neglect the importance of having a website that works like a well-oiled machine. A …

Digital Marketing