Our next #a11ychat will take place on May 20th from 4-5pm EDT (note the time change!), and will feature a very special guest: Shawn Lauriat, a Google software engineer since 2011 focusing on accessibility of Google Docs.
Thursday, May 9th, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. The event was started in November 2011 by Joe Devon and Jennison Asuncion, and to mark the day, accessibility professionals and enthusiasts offer in-person and virtual events and activities to raise awareness. Learn more on the GAAD website.
Wired recently published a piece on building accessible mobile apps: "Three Things to Make Your App Stand Out When Building for Accessibility". In the article, Matthew Wee details the challenges of creating accessible mobile apps when no standardized rules for mobile accessibility have been created in any concrete form.