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The Challenges of Surfing While Blind. Ryan Burgess sur Twitter : "@marcysutton talks about automated accessibility #a11y"... KC LEAD Conference sur Twitter : "#KCLEADwrkshps / Web & App #Accessibility Workshop, presented by @knowbility on Aug 4 #weba11y. 2015 LEAD Conference. The LEAD® conference continues to be the one place where leaders and newcomers in the field of access to the cultural arts for individuals with disabilities and older adults can meet and mingle with peers, learn about the latest technological advances, get the straight talk on legal issues, and contribute to the collective knowledge base of how to reach and engage audiences, patrons, and visitors of all ages and abilities.

Basic to Advanced: No matter what level of experience you have, there's always something to learn. The building blocks will give newcomers the tools and information they need to develop a successful accessibility program while the discussion groups and advanced track address accessibility for the most experienced. Facilities to Programs: Sessions and discussions will cover all aspects of accessibility from the built environment to programs and communication. Barbara Z. Haven sur Twitter : "Published today: Check audit of State depts' compliance w/ web #accessibility standards. #a11y. California State Auditor. State Auditor: Departments Must Improve Website Accessibility - TechWire.net.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Global Accessibility Awareness Day is a community-driven effort whose goal is to dedicate one day to raising the profile of and introducing the topic of digital (web, software, mobile app/device etc.) accessibility and people with different disabilities to the broadest audience possible. Many designers, developers, champions of information and communication technology (ICT) use, and others are unaware of what needs to be done and where they can go to learn how to make technologies accessible and inclusive to users with different disabilities. Another reality is that professionals who work in the field of digital accessibility often find themselves preaching to the converted. Global Accessibility Awareness day’s mission is to help improve these situations. Learn more about On May 21 Whether you participate in an organized activity with others or not, join us and take an hour out of your day to experience digital accessibility first-hand.

IAAP Webinars. EEOC_OFO sur Twitter : "#EEOC Twitter Chat April 2: Section 508 of Rehab Act #accessibility #PWD #compliance. To Hold Twitter Chat on Implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. News. Subscribe to NewsletterTell a FriendPrint this Page On December 2, 2014, I was appointed to the position of Accessibility Officer with Accessible Media Inc. (AMI). Being an uncommon and rare position title within any industry, I would be interested to take this opportunity to highlight the purpose and objectives of my new mandate. Image: As AMI's Accessibility Officer, I would like to focus on delivering accessibility across all media platforms. Accessibility is a young industry and practice, yet it has gained ever-increasing prominence as it has evolved, not only in the Global North but around the world.

In recognition of this, some organizations with a deep understanding and established implementation of services to support the needs of persons with disabilities have made the decision to create a senior management role with a mandate focused solely on that of accessibility. Read: Disability as a Driver of Accessibility Related Resources back Related Items: Comments No records were found.

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design: ATMs | Access AdvocatesAccess Advocates. February 12, 2014 by Hank Falstad In 2010, amendments were put in place for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that set up requirements for ATMs. It was in 2007 that Cardtronics, the ATM company that had been sued by the National Federation of the Blind, was ordered by a federal judge to make their machines accessible to those with visual-impairments.

So, a few years later, the Department of Justice made requirements for ATMs clearer in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Banks rushed to make their machines compliant with the ADA. Those falling behind were given a deadline to be compliant by March 15, 2012. So, what are the requirements for ATMs to be ADA compliant? ATMs must have: It is interesting, as banks have been required to make their ATMs accessible to people with disabilities, they have made them better for everyone. You can contact us if you have been unable to access or use an ATM. Photo credit: redspotted/Flickr. Forbes Tech News sur Twitter : "This app helps deaf users listen and speak: Tech Tackles Sign Language -- MotionSavvy. Digital Inclusion. Survey of Web Accessibility Practitioners.

How to be a keyboard accessibility super hero - Simply Accessible. Looks like you might be new here. We'd love to have you subscribe via RSS or subscribe via email. We'd love to know what you're looking for. Don’t worry we won’t share or sell your email address. Keyboard access is one of the most common issues we discover when we’re working with teams to make their sites or applications more accessible. In our most recent projects we’re seeing anywhere from 20% to 30% of the total issues we find as keyboard related (yes, I did actually check the stats on this). The bottom line is that keyboard access is a requirement for so many different people with and without disabilities to use the web.

Here’s how you can make a difference: As a developer, when an interface component is clickable, make it a link or a button. That’s it. Bhaven : Enjoyed "Designing with Empathy" ... Designing with Empathy [Code & Creativity 2014] Online Training to Make Sites and Apps Accessible. Let's create online modules on how to make sites work for people with disabilities. "This project is pure genius! I am happy to contribute. " -- Brian Sullivan (Founder of Big Design Conference) Imagine yourself as blind person trying to purchase a doll for your niece's birthday. You decide to do an online purchase to avoid the lines at the store. Most sites and apps are built by people who haven't included disability as a design consideration. But when they do make that consideration, they become better designers.

We can make it a fore-thought rather than an after-thought. Online Training to Build Accessible Sites & Apps The simple fact is: We can prevent most online accessibility barriers! Knowbility's goal is to create online training to give designers and developers the necessary information to build smarter, more accessible sites and apps. Nobody should be excluded because of disability. Courses will be delivered on a fully accessible platform in a highly interactive and engaging way.

Bootstrap accessibility plugin. Bootstrap Accessibility Plugin is an extension for the Bootstrap 3 web development framework that makes many of the components of this library accessible for keyboard and screen reader users. This plugin is available on Github under the BSD license. We hope that this extension will make it very simple for website developers who use Bootstrap 3 components to provide great user experience for as many users as possible. If you develop websites or web applications using Bootstrap components and want it to be accessible with a minimal development effort, this accessibility plugin may be the perfect solution.

By adding the JavaScript plugin in your Bootstrapped HTML pages, you extend the stock components with an additional mark-up and events without modifying the original Bootstrap code. Bookmarklet Experimental: if you want an even easier way to apply the Bootstrap Accessibility Plugin to your Bootstrap-driven website, you may want to try out our Bootstrap Accessibility Bookmarklet below. BarclaysAccess : We're back at the UN in Vienna... Gizmodo. Safeway Announces Website Accessibility Initiative - Law Office of Lainey Feingold. Posted here is a press release announcing accessibility and usability improvements to Safeway’s online grocery delivery website. Safeway will use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA as the standard for its online content. The company worked on this initiative in Structured Negotiations with individual customers with visual impairments in California and Washington State.

The Safeway shoppers were represented by the Law Office of Lainey Feingold and Linda Dardarian of the Oakland, California civil rights firm Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho. Safeway Announces Website Accessibility and Usability Enhancements to its On-line Grocery Delivery Website Benefiting Shoppers with Visual Impairments Customers Applaud Safeway’s Commitment Pleasanton, California (December 13, 2013) — Safeway (NYSE:SWY) today announced a comprehensive initiative to make its online grocery shopping website more accessible and usable for Safeway shoppers with visual impairments.

Contact. Intro to Web Accessibility Webinar Registration | Deque Systems. Accessibility driving mobile technology market | Access iQ. Accessibility is driving competition in the mobile market, according to President and Executive Director of The Global Initiative for Inclusive ICT (G3ict) Axel Leblois. Speaking today at the M-Enabling Australasia 2013 Conference held in Sydney, Leblois said leading manufacturers see accessibility as a competitive edge and this is reflected in innovation in accessibility for mobile devices.

Access iQ™ recently spoke with Leblois about trends in accessibility and the mobile market. Key points: Functionalities that persons with disabilities require happen to be useful to all users. Major vendors are competing for accessibility. Google's Compatibility Definition Document (CDD) for Android 4.1 specifically mentions that manufacturers need to adopt Android accessibility. If they can't, they must offer their own solutions. Interview What are some of the trends you see happening in the space of mobile accessibility? That’s the interesting thing about open-source software isn’t it? Not quite. WCAG Techniques and Understanding WCAG Updates - W3C Blog. We’ve got another update to the WCAG 2.0 supporting documents for your review: WCAG 2.0 itself is a stable document that does not change.

The WCAG guidelines and success criteria are designed to be broadly applicable to current and future web technologies, including dynamic applications, mobile, digital television, etc. The supporting resources provide specific guidance — including code examples, resources, and tests — and are updated periodically to cover current practices for meeting WCAG. Some of the updates in these drafts provide important clarifications on the role of techniques. The new Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria section explains that W3C’s techniques are informative and are not intended to be required. It reiterates that the basis for determining conformance to WCAG 2.0 is the success criteria from the WCAG 2.0 standard (not the techniques). These drafts include clarifications in existing techniques for different technologies. P.s. Disability Research Funding Opportunities | Wireless RERC.

Who’s at risk of being excluded and what to do about it | Planting the Flag. Accessibility. A simple introduction to web accessibility. BIK BITV-Test | Articles | Tests - The accessibility of Facebook, Part 3: Daily use. Tests The accessibility of Facebook, Part 3: Daily use The third and final Facebook test looks at activities in daily use, such as finding friends or sending status messages. How does Facebook fare here, in terms of accessibility? Note This is a translation of the German article covering part 3 of our Facebook accessibility test. Facebook home page displayed to users after login What have we tested? Facebook offers many functions. Sharing a status message (text)Create a non-public eventSearch for friends, and invite people as friendConfirm an invitationComment the status message of a friendSend a message to a friendThe chat function When we talk about particular functions here, we also take into account the start and profile pages from which these functions are called up.

It should be noted that we have tested the German language version of Facebook. Known problems from the previous two tests The news stream The news stream is is the core content of the home page after login. Conclusion Contents. Text Resize? | OpenConcept Consulting Inc. Colour Contrast Analyser 2.2 for Web Pages - Resources - Vision Australia Website. The Colour Contrast Analyser is compatible with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2 (WCAG 2.0). The tool was developed by JUn of the Web Accessibility Tools Consortium in collaboration with Vision Australia and Steve Faulkner of The Paciello Group (Europe).

What is the Colour Contrast Analyser? It is primarily a tool for checking foreground & background colour combinations to determine if they provide good colour visibility. It also contains functionality to create simulations of certain visual conditions such as colour blindness. The contrast ratio helps determine whether or not the contrast between two colours can be read by people with colour blindness or other visual impairments. WCAG 2.0 Conformance The Colour Contrast Analyser is useful to help determine the legibility of text on a web page or document, and the legibility of image based representations of text against WCAG 2.0 requirements. System Requirements Terms of Use Notice The Colour Contrast Analyser is Freeware.