Could Your Company’s Videos Get You Sued for ADA Noncompliance?

Section 508 Experts to Discuss Federal Contracts at National Press Club Event

If your organization provides videos on your website or through a service like YouTube or Vimeo, you may be placing yourself in the crosshairs of a lawsuit. Recently Harvard and MIT were both sued by advocates for the deaf for violating anti-discrimination laws by failing to provide closed-captioning in their online classes, podcasts and other online media. The National Association of the Deaf accused the… Continue Reading Could Your Company’s Videos Get You Sued for ADA Noncompliance?

United States Access Board Proposes Rule Changes to Section 508

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The United States Access Board has just announced that it has released a proposed rule for public comment. The rule would update accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. "The Board's proposal is responsive to widespread changes and innovations in the IT and communication industries," states Sachin Dev Pavithran, Vice Chair of… Continue Reading United States Access Board Proposes Rule Changes to Section 508

USBLN® Announces its 2015 Board of Directors and Officers

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For Immediate Release February 17, 2015 Contact: Anita Howard Phone: (800) 706-2710 anita@usbln.org WASHINGTON, DC (February 17, 2015) - The US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) is pleased to announce the appointment of David L. Casey, VP, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health; Regina Edwards, Senior Vice President, Corporate Supplier Diversity, Wells Fargo & Company; and David L. Gonzales, Global Chief Diversity Officer, Merck… Continue Reading USBLN® Announces its 2015 Board of Directors and Officers

Your User-Centered Design Isn’t Usable If It Isn’t Accessible

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What if you learned there's an entire segment of users who find your user-centered design to be completely unusable? Not frustrating or difficult, but completely unusable? These users can't navigate around your website, they can't use the input controls and they can't understand the layout of the page itself. Your website won't let them, because your design hasn't addressed how they use the web. These… Continue Reading Your User-Centered Design Isn’t Usable If It Isn’t Accessible

Deque Is Hosting a Reception and Talks at the CSUN 2015 Conference

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Deque Systems is hosting a party at CSUN's 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference March 2-7, 2015 in San Diego, and we're presenting several talks. If you're there, be sure to check these out! Deque-Sponsored Activities at CSUN 2015 Stop by our booth to get a free trial of Deque University, our online teaching portal. And come to our reception on Wednesday… Continue Reading Deque Is Hosting a Reception and Talks at the CSUN 2015 Conference

Advanced AI Software Provides Natural Description of Images

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Google software can interpret and describe complex images as naturally and accurately as a sighted person - without human assistance. Beyond Object Recognition Two new artificial intelligence software programs can accurately interpret images and describe them more accurately than ever before. Developed independently by Stanford University and Google, the software programs can often describe images as accurately and meaningfully as humans. Until now, image recognition software… Continue Reading Advanced AI Software Provides Natural Description of Images

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