Introducing Accessibillity 101 App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

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For most developers, accessibility is a foreign concept, and it's difficult for people who don't use VoiceOver to understand all of the data connections and interactions that are required. The simplicity of the Xcode environment makes it feel like if you just do a few simple things, you can create an accessible app. To help developers create robustly accessible iOS apps, Deque has released the… Continue Reading Introducing Accessibillity 101 App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Web Accessibility Lawsuits and Settlements Are on the Rise

Many companies are quickly learning how powerful persons with disabilities can be. Regulations around the globe are being implemented to ensure that all people have equal access to digital services such as websites and mobile apps. But not all companies are complying. Often an organization doesn't even realize they're not web accessible -- other times they haven't become accessible because they don't know how to… Continue Reading Web Accessibility Lawsuits and Settlements Are on the Rise

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

iOS8 Release Provides Greater Accessibility

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Apple's iOS8 was recently released, and we are excited about the improved accessibility bundled into the upgrade. Ablenet Technology offers a useful review of the new features and an iOS8 upgrade checklist to help you decide whether to upgrade now or wait. iOS8 boasts several accessibility improvements, including Switch Control, Assistive Touch enhancements, word prediction and more. Apple's designs often set the pace for industry standards,… Continue Reading iOS8 Release Provides Greater Accessibility

New Speakers Added to 508 Compliance Seminar

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Have you registered for our 508 Compliance Seminar on June 4th? We are excited to announce two additional speakers to the expert panel. Government and industry experts will discuss the challenges of building a successful Section 508 program as well as some innovative approaches to executing that program. Held at the National Press Club in Washington DC, panelists will discuss the tools and expertise required… Continue Reading New Speakers Added to 508 Compliance Seminar

Airlines and Web Accessibility Litigation

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In the past decade, there have been many lawsuits regarding web accessibility, and the travel industry is no exception. As air carriers have moved more services online, from booking flights to checking on flight status, equal access for users of all physical abilities become more important. The popularity of airport kiosks to perform important services for travelers also becomes an issue if this equipment is… Continue Reading Airlines and Web Accessibility Litigation

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