3011, 2016

Web Accessibility Spotlight Interview — Brett Heising

November 30th, 2016|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. [...]

2111, 2016

Web Accessibility Spotlight Interview — Simon Wheatcroft

November 21st, 2016|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. [...]

1611, 2016

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

November 16th, 2016|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 [...]

1511, 2016

Web Accessibility Spotlight Interview — Randy Lewis

November 15th, 2016|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 [...]

211, 2016

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

November 2nd, 2016|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 [...]

2810, 2016

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

October 28th, 2016|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 [...]

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