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19 01, 2017

Web Accessibility Spotlight Interview – Mark Pollock

By | January 19th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Web Accessibility Spotlight Interview – Mark Pollock

User1st’s Spotlight interviews highlight individuals who have advanced the rights, opportunities and boundaries of what was thought possible for individuals with disabilities. This interview format offers insight about the lives, experiences and contributions of those who look to advance the presence of persons with disabilities in mainstream society. This feature is on Mark Pollock. Mark Pollock is an [...]

2 12, 2016

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016

By | December 2nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016

Promoted by the United Nations (UN), International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is an annual event held on December 3rd around the globe. Held for the first time in 1992, the main objective of IDPD has always been twofold: first, to promote a greater understanding of issues facing people with disabilities, thereby increasing support [...]

30 11, 2016

Web Accessibility Spotlight Interview — Brett Heising

By | November 30th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Web Accessibility Spotlight Interview — Brett Heising

User1st’s Spotlight interviews highlight individuals who have advanced the rights, opportunities and boundaries of what was thought possible for individuals with disabilities. This interview format offers insight about the lives, experiences and contributions of those who look to advance the presence of persons with disabilities in mainstream society. This feature is on Brett Heising. Brett Heising is the [...]

21 11, 2016

Web Accessibility Spotlight Interview — Simon Wheatcroft

By | November 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Web Accessibility Spotlight Interview — Simon Wheatcroft

User1st’s Spotlight interviews highlight individuals who have advanced the rights, opportunities and boundaries of what was thought possible for individuals with disabilities. This interview format offers insight about the lives, experiences and contributions of those who look to advance the presence of persons with disabilities in mainstream society. This feature is on Simon Wheatcroft. Simon Wheatcroft is [...]

16 11, 2016

Q&A Session with WCAG Working Group Regarding WCAG 2.1 Update

By | November 16th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Q&A Session with WCAG Working Group Regarding WCAG 2.1 Update

On October 12, 2016, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published a blog post exploring a possible update to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 standards. This new iteration—WCAG 2.1, as it will be known—will build upon its predecessor, which is already considered the gold standard of accessibility guidelines for the web. WCAG 2.0 [...]

15 11, 2016

Web Accessibility Spotlight Interview — Randy Lewis

By | November 15th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Web Accessibility Spotlight Interview — Randy Lewis

User1st’s Spotlight interviews highlight individuals who have advanced the rights, opportunities and boundaries of what was thought possible for individuals with disabilities. This interview format offers insight about the lives, experiences and contributions of those who look to advance the presence of persons with disabilities in mainstream society. This feature is on Randy Lewis. Randy Lewis [...]

2 11, 2016

WSJ: Since 2015, More than 240 Businesses Nationwide Sued in Federal Court Over Inaccessible Websites

By | November 2nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on WSJ: Since 2015, More than 240 Businesses Nationwide Sued in Federal Court Over Inaccessible Websites

On November 1, 2016, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) published an article focusing on the rise in lawsuits against companies over inaccessible websites. More than 240 businesses have been sued across the United States since the start of 2015 for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This is a trend that began in 2008, [...]

28 10, 2016

European Parliament Approves EU-Wide Web Accessibility Directive to Ensure Internet Access for Disabled and Elderly

By | October 28th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on European Parliament Approves EU-Wide Web Accessibility Directive to Ensure Internet Access for Disabled and Elderly

On October 26th, the European Parliament approved a new directive to ensure that public sector websites—among them websites for hospitals, courts, universities, administrations, and libraries—meet common web accessibility standards. Mobile applications run by public sector bodies must also be accessible to individuals using smartphones or tablets. Under the new directive, public sector entities will be [...]

27 10, 2016

Web Accessibility Spotlight Interview — Ben Mattlin

By | October 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Web Accessibility Spotlight Interview — Ben Mattlin

User1st’s Spotlight interviews highlight individuals who have advanced the rights, opportunities and boundaries of what was thought possible for individuals with disabilities. This interview format offers insight about the lives, experiences and contributions of those who look to advance the presence of persons with disabilities in mainstream society. This feature is on Ben Mattlin. Ben Mattlin is [...]

30 09, 2016

Darren Walker and the Ford Foundation: Disability Awareness and the Dynamics of Power, Privilege, and Ignorance

By | September 30th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Darren Walker and the Ford Foundation: Disability Awareness and the Dynamics of Power, Privilege, and Ignorance

“The paradox of privilege is that it shields us from fully experiencing or acknowledging inequality, even while giving us more power to do something about it.” –Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation On September 12, 2016, Darren Walker published an article titled, “Ignorance is the enemy within: On the power of our privilege, and [...]

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