Is it time to make web accessibility more, well, accessible? | CharityComms

When you work in the business of creating something, be it selling a brand or promoting a cause, you want it to be seen by as many people as possible. The more barriers you put in front of a prospective audience, the lower the potential impact. This, essentially, is the principle behind online accessibility –Continue reading “Is it time to make web accessibility more, well, accessible? | CharityComms”

Tech helps the disabled, like me, be more independent – Queens Chronicle: Queenswide

When I lost my eyesight, I began researching various assistive technologies that might help me regain my independence. The solutions at the time had the power to allow me to work, learn and live life with some degree of normalcy with one exception: the cost.A desktop magnification system that could assist me with reading printedContinue reading “Tech helps the disabled, like me, be more independent – Queens Chronicle: Queenswide”

A Web Accessibility Primer – Part 2 | Usability Matters

A detailed look at some resources and terms that correspond to the four principles of web accessibility outlined by WCAG 2.0Gain a better understanding of the WCAG principles of web accessibility through a set of terms and resources to guide you. Curated by (Lifekludger) Read full article at Source: A Web Accessibility Primer – PartContinue reading “A Web Accessibility Primer – Part 2 | Usability Matters”

Developing accessible websites | Accessible Technology

Great reference site… In order to assure that websites and web applications are accessible to and usable by everyone, designers and developers must follow web accessibility guidelines. Each of the following topics address issues that are especially common on UW websites. See also our annotated list of web accessibility Tools and Resources. Curated by (Lifekludger) ReadContinue reading “Developing accessible websites | Accessible Technology”

Innovative Web-based Accessibility Solutions Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments

JACK is an unprecedented 5-in-1 online accessibility suite comprised of turnkey desktop & mobile applications to meet core AODA legislative requirements in less than 1 hour. The software automates core compliance required by all Ontario businesses with 1 or more employees and includes AODA eTraining for staff and much more. JACK is also a CustomerContinue reading “Innovative Web-based Accessibility Solutions Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments”

Apple Watch makes Apple Pay even better for accessibility | iMore

“We love this kind of problem. This is exactly what Apple does best.” That’s how Tim Cook prefaced the reveal of Apple Pay last September—by talking about the many issues with physical credit cards. To me, Apple Pay is emblematic of what Apple does best: integrating hardware and software in a seamless, easy to useContinue reading “Apple Watch makes Apple Pay even better for accessibility | iMore”

Notes on Using ARIA in HTML

This document is a practical guide for developers on how to add accessibility information to HTML elements using the Accessible Rich Internet Applications specification [WAI-ARIA-1.1], which defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. This document demonstrates how to use WAI-ARIA in [HTML51], which especially helps withContinue reading “Notes on Using ARIA in HTML”

The Future of Assistive Tech Is Simple | Al Jazeera America

…the brightest future of assistive technology — a catchall term for any hardware or software used to “increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities,” according to the Assistive Technology Industry Association — will not be found in such marvelous manifestations. Rather, it will be in the application of everyday technology to enhance accessibilityContinue reading “The Future of Assistive Tech Is Simple | Al Jazeera America”