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2017 Digital Accessibility Trends Webinar Q & A

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In last week’s webinar, SSB CEO Tim Springer outlined key digital accessibility trends and developments, and discussed the current state and projections for the market, related regulations, and new technology. This post contains Tim’s responses to audience questions posed during and after the presentation. Missed the webinar? No problem! You can access the webinar recording, slides, and CART transcript at Webinar Q & A The Market Q: Do we know which versions of the screen readers were used in the survey statistics provided in the webinar? //TS: There is some information on the various types and versions of the screen readers… Read More

Trends in Digital Accessibility and Electronic Documents Webinar – Q&A

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This post includes the responses from Tim Springer – SSB’s CEO – and Steve Jones – VP of Output Transformation Division at OpenText – to all of the questions posed in last week’s webinar: Trends in Digital Accessibility and Electronic Documents.  For more information on this topic, you can access the webinar slides, transcript, and recorded presentation at Can the new Presidential administration block or slow the adoption of the Section 508 Refresh regulations? Yes, the new administration could block or slow the adoption of the Section 508 Refresh regulations. The most likely scenario in which that occurs is that the Office of… Read More

ICT Accessibility Report Shows Digital Access Still Lacking

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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 2016 ICT Accessibility Progress Report – a survey of 104 States Parties to the CRPD collecting data on country laws, policies, and programs pertaining to accessible and assistive Information and Communication Technologies around the globe. 2016 ICT Accessibility Progress Report Statistics Television 38% No Accessibility… Read More

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