• U.S. Access Board Logo

    In my last two posts I gave an overview of the US Access Board’s (“The Board”) latest proposal to update the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines related to Section 508 (“The Refresh”) and detailed some of the proposed updates in The Refresh.  In this final post in the series I’ll share some areas in the proposed update …Read more

  • FCC Logo

    The Communications Act of 1934 governs electronic communications In the United States and established the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the regulating body over such communications. It was later reauthorized via the Telecommunications Act of 1996 which provided the first major overhaul of telecommunications policy in the U.S. in nearly 62 years. Among other achievements, …Read more

  • Accessibility Policy Series #1: Why Do We Need Them?

    Posted by Sheri Byrne-Haber on May 19, 2015

    Key on a keyboard labeled "Access"

    This is the first in a series of posts I’ll be writing on Accessibility Policy.  Before examining the details of the most common types of accessibility policies, it is important to understand why these types of policies are needed.  There are many valid reasons for strong accessibility policies, and this post will discuss some of those. Most …Read more

  • U.S. Access Board Logo

    Last week I gave an overview of the US Access Board’s (“The Board”) latest proposal to update the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines related to Section 508 (“The Refresh”). This week I’ll share some of the proposed updates in The Refresh.  Please note this is not a complete list, but those that I think are …Read more

  • Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day with SSB!

    Posted by Kim Phillips on May 13, 2015

    GAAD Logo

    Next week people from around the world will celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), with events currently planned in the United States, Canada, India, Japan, Korea, Australia, Poland, Switzerland and the UK, and new in-person and virtual events being added daily. Now recognized on the third Thursday of May each year, this community driven effort aims to get …Read more

  • Understanding the Proposed Section 508 Refresh – Overview

    Posted by Jonathan Avila on May 12, 2015

    U.S. Access Board Logo

    Section 508 is the portion of the Rehabilitation Act that covers the accessibility of information and communication technology used, developed, maintained, or procured by the United States Federal Government. In February, the US Access Board (“The Board”) released their latest proposal to update the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines related to Section …Read more

  • CVAA Video Programming Requirements – Captioning

    Posted by Sam Joehl on May 5, 2015

    FCC Logo

    In last week’s post on CVAA programming requirements I provided a very high level overview of the requirements. In this post I’ll dig more deeply into the specific requirements for captioning and what is covered. Overview The CVAA directed the FCC to update and extend its rules for captioning of video programming originally authorized by …Read more

  • infinite scrolling with up and down arrows

    This blog is the first of three in the “Infinite Scrolling- Impact on Accessibility” series.   Before examining the common issues, it is important to know the definition of infinite scrolling and the Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 standards that may impact users. Definition and Standards Infinite scrolling is a design practice in which content on …Read more

  • CVAA Video Programming Requirements – Overview

    Posted by Sam Joehl on April 30, 2015

    FCC Logo

    The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) was passed to ensure new modes of electronic communication and delivery of video programming are accessible to individuals with disabilities. It builds upon previous laws requiring accessibility of electronic communication and video programming, including the Communications Act and the Closed Caption Decoder Circuitry Act. It expands …Read more

  • motherboard

    While at the CSUN conference in March, I attended many great sessions about a wide range of topics, which I’ll be posting about in the future. The first of these I’d like to talk about was regarding the Maker Movement, which I had sort of heard about but hadn’t really given much thought in the …Read more

Page 1 of 3512345...102030...Last »