• Accessibility Basics Series #9 Q&A – ARIA

    Posted by Kim Phillips on July 15, 2016

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    Last week’s presentation in our Accessibility Basics Webinar Series covered best practices for ARIA. In this post Chief Accessibility Officer Jonathan Avila has provided answers to the questions we received during the webinar. The webinar slides, transcript, and recorded presentation can be accessed from the Accessibility Basics Series #9 resources page.  Resources from the full series …Read more

  • Accessibility Basics Series #8 Q&A – Focus Control

    Posted by Kim Phillips on June 29, 2016

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    Last week’s presentation in our Accessibility Basics Webinar Series covered best practices for Focus Control. Accessibility Training Specialist Erica Zelmanowicz presented the webinar and has provided answers to the questions we received during Q&A – both those that were answered during the webinar and those we weren’t able to get to during the allotted time. The webinar …Read more

  • Accessibility Basics Series #7 Q&A – Accessible Forms

    Posted by Kim Phillips on June 15, 2016

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    Last week’s presentation in our Accessibility Basics Webinar Series covered best practices for Accessible Forms. Senior Director of Client Services Mona Rekhi presented the webinar and has provided answers to the questions we received during Q&A – both those that were answered during the webinar and those we weren’t able to get to during the allotted time. …Read more

  • Section 508 Refresh Timing Confirmed

    Posted by Timothy Stephen Springer on June 13, 2016

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    At the M-Enabling Summit today, David Capozzi, Executive Director of the U.S. Access Board, confirmed the Board is working to publish the final rule updating Section 508 standards by October of this year. The team expects to ask the Board for a vote on the draft text during the July meeting. Once approved by the …Read more

  • M-Enabling Summit June 13-14, 2016

    In today’s opening remarks at the M-Enabling Summit Ambassador Luis Gallegos, current G3ict Chair and former Chair of the UN General Assembly Ad-hoc Preparatory Committee of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), shared some fascinating statistics on the penetration of digital accessibility worldwide.  These statistics are part of G3ict and DPI‘s …Read more

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    If you’ve ever used a GPS navigation system or app while on a road trip, you know that sometimes the software can’t parse an abbreviation or pronunciation that we take for granted. For example, St. Dunston Lane gets read as “Street Dunston Lane” or McLean is read as “McLEEN” instead of “McLANE.” These are not …Read more

  • Accessibility Basics Series Q&A – Keyboard Accessibility

    Posted by Kim Phillips on June 2, 2016

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    Last week’s presentation in our Accessibility Basics Webinar Series covered best practices for keyboard accessibility. Training Director Eric Lyons presented the webinar and has provided answers to the questions we received during Q&A – both those that were answered during the webinar and those we weren’t able to get to during the allotted time. The webinar slides, …Read more

  • ADA and the Internet: ADA Settlements – Customer Service

    Posted by Beth Crutchfield on June 1, 2016

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    This is the 7th and final installment in the ADA and the Internet Series. Settlements will typically contain language about providing customer service to users with disabilities. This includes a requirement that you provide a method for users with disabilities to access customer service as well as a requirement to train your customer service representatives …Read more

  • Draft Text for EU Web Directive on Accessibility Available

    Posted by Jonathan Avila on May 27, 2016

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    The Council of the European Union has agreed on the draft text of the EU Web Directive on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies this week. This legislation, which is comparable to Section 508 in the US, will require that public sector websites, mobile apps, and technology be accessible …Read more

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    This is the 6th installment in the ADA and the Internet Series. Automated Web Accessibility Testing Purchasing and deploying an automated web accessibility testing tool is a key part of any web accessibility program. As part of the settlement, most clients will need to secure and use an automated testing tool that covers web, mobile …Read more

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