Posted by Kim Phillips on March 6, 2015
We’re pleased to announce the launch of Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) for Mobile, SSB’s automated testing engine for native mobile applications (iOS and Android) and mobile web content. Designed in collaboration with IBM, the new mobile testing engine is seamlessly integrated within the Accessibility Management Platform (AMP), adding the ability to perform on-device automated testing of mobile systems …Read more AMP for Mobile Is Here!
Posted by sam joehl on February 24, 2015
On February 18, the U.S. Access Board released the proposed Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines that would update the standards for Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communications Act for public comment. This is a continuation of the process to update these standards (see the Section 508 category on the …Read more U.S. Access Board Publishes Proposed ICT Accessibility Standards
Posted by Kim Phillips on February 12, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice this week announcing the membership of its new Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) . We’re excited to announce that SSB’s own Sam Joehl was appointed to the committee, which will provide advice and recommendations on a wide array of disability matters and facilitate the participation of people with …Read more SSB’s Sam Joehl Appointed to FCC’s Disability Advisory Committee
Posted by Timothy Stephen Springer on February 10, 2015
Last week I had the honor of being invited to the White House to participate in the Summit on Disability and Employment. The Summit brought together a mix of public sector, private sector and non-profit participants to share information and brainstorm on ways to make an impact on the high unemployment rate of individuals with …Read more There’s No Such Thing as a Spare American
Posted by Kim Phillips on February 3, 2015
SSB is a proud sponsor of this year’s 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN), and our team is gearing up for the event! In addition to 5 sessions on the main CSUN schedule, SSB will be hosting several other activities at the event, including our 2nd Annual Accessibility Management Platform (AMP) User Summit on Thursday, March …Read more Join SSB at CSUN 2015!
Posted by Heidi Jungel on January 9, 2015
An Analysis on Different Screen Reader Behaviors Authors must avoid using the same text for links that retrieve different resources. Users without disabilities may be able to identify the links differently based on other page content; however, users with cognitive disabilities and users who are blind or visually impaired may have difficulty making the distinction …Read more Indicating Link Purpose with ARIA
Posted by Heidi Jungel on December 16, 2014
Using CSS Floats with Image Links The use of CSS floats has been a common method for developers to position content on a web page. According to the W3C CSS 2 specification, section 9.5, “A float is a box that is shifted to the left or right on the current line.” Ensuring visual keyboard focus …Read more Using CSS Floats with Image Links
Posted by Jonathan Avila on November 19, 2014
There are several accessibility features added with Lollipop – version 5 of the Android platform that is now available on many Android models including the Nexus 5. The new accessibility features include a high contrast option that improves contrast of text, a color inversion view, options for color correction to assist people who are color …Read more Android 5 Lollipop – Switch Access has Arrived on Android!
Posted by Kim Phillips on November 17, 2014
We’re looking forward to presenting for a second year at this week’s 17th Annual Accessing Higher Ground Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference (AHG) this week in Westminster, CO. AHG focuses on the implementation and benefits of Accessible Media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the university, business and public setting. Other topic areas cover legal and …Read more Join SSB at Accessing Higher Ground This Week
Posted by Jonathan Avila on November 14, 2014
SSB recommends testing with multiple types of assistive technology (AT) whenever possible. The focus of AT testing is not to verify technical compliance but to understand whether the implementation is accessibility supported and whether the content is functional for people with disabilities. This functional testing optimally includes speech recognition, screen readers, screen magnification, and other …Read more Considerations for Testing with Speech Recognition Software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking