Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 | The Paciello Group

This week (5 June 2018) saw the release of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 as a W3C recommendation – meaning that the working group (which, among many others, included members from The Paciello Group) considers the guidelines stable and ready for implementation. WCAG 2.1 builds on top of WCAG 2.0, and it stillContinue reading “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 | The Paciello Group”

The new guidelines in WCAG 2.1 explained

New guidelines in WCAG 2.1 Before explaining the new guidelines in WCAG 2.1, you should know that WCAG 2.1 is backward compatible with WCAG 2.0. This means that: The previous categories and guidelines still apply The numbering still applies The basic principles still apply The three levels of success criteria (A, AA, AAA) still apply So,Continue reading “The new guidelines in WCAG 2.1 explained”

The Business Case for Accessibility and Inclusive Design | Digital Leaders

… If businesses such as Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and Heathrow have seen the value of putting accessibility at the heart of their design processes, what’s in it for you? Why would those businesses consider the needs of disabled people? Why would they invest time and effort needed to adapt their design processes and adoptContinue reading “The Business Case for Accessibility and Inclusive Design | Digital Leaders”

Siri Shortcuts stands to be a boon for people living with disability – Lifekludger

I watched the Apple WWDC presentation this morning and was excited to see the announcement of Shortcuts. Siri Shortcuts Streamline the things you do often with shortcuts. Siri can now intelligently pair your daily routines with third-party apps to suggest convenient shortcuts right when you need them. So if you typically pick up a coffeeContinue reading “Siri Shortcuts stands to be a boon for people living with disability – Lifekludger”

New to Office 365 in December—accessibility updates and more – Microsoft 365 Blog

New to Office 365 in December New to Office 365 in DecemberAccessibility Checker front and center—The Accessibility Checker is now easily discoverable in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook and Visio, helping you ensure your content can be consumed without barriers by people with varying levels of vision, hearing, cognition and mobility. The Accessibility Checker analyzesContinue reading “New to Office 365 in December—accessibility updates and more – Microsoft 365 Blog”

Getty Images – The Disability Collection

The Disability Collection: Getty Images announced their partnership with Oath and the National Disability Leadership Alliance to create a collection of authentic images of disabled people. The disability collection currently has 34 assets, with plans to add more. Curated by (Lifekludger) Read full article at Source: Getty Images

Seeing AI | AppleVis

Seeing AI Category: Utilities Description of App: Seeing AI is a free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the blind and low vision community, this ongoing research project harnesses the power of AI to open up the visual world and describe nearby people, text and objects. … Curated by (Lifekludger) Read fullContinue reading “Seeing AI | AppleVis”

Should developers work around assistive technology bugs?

… I was surprised at how little people were aware of this bug. I wondered if people were really testing their work with Safari and VoiceOver. Perhaps nobody thinks this is as big a deal as I thought? The biggest surprise though was the negative feedback over my solution. I got a lot of feedbackContinue reading “Should developers work around assistive technology bugs?”

Microsoft commits $25M to its AI for Accessibility program

… Over the course of the last few years, large parts of the company have dedicated themselves to building tools that enable people with disabilities and mental health conditions to do more. Today, the company announced that it is putting more money behind these efforts through its $25 million, five-year AI for Accessibility project. “Around theContinue reading “Microsoft commits $25M to its AI for Accessibility program”