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
Ambiguous Guidelines? The April #a11ychat is coming up on Monday the 15th from 5-6pm EDT. The topic is "Violation or Best Practice?" We will discuss the many accessibility guidelines whose interpretation can sometimes be ambiguous: accessibility issues that are often perceived as actual violations, while they may in fact only be best practice (and vice versa). The Deque team of Denis Boudreau, Glenda Sims, Todd Liebsch, Paul… Continue Reading #a11ychat Coming up on Monday!
Not Foolin' This month's #a11ychat will be taking place on April 15th, from 5-6pm EST. Our topic this month is "Violation or Best Practice?" There are many accessibility standards that are up for debate - are some accessibility issues actually violations or simply a violation of best practice? The Deque team of Denis Boudreau, Glenda Sims, Todd Liebsch, Paul Adam, and Paul Bohman, are ready… Continue Reading April #a11ychat – Violation or Best Practice?
I want to tell you a story about a community of passionate individuals, fueled by the desire to make the Web a more accessible place for everyone: one that values inclusion and diversity. One that passionately believes people with disabilities and the elderly deserve to use the Web like the rest of us. A community that has become cloistered and has repeatedly burned bridges as… Continue Reading Pragmatica11y: On critical thinking and being acc-sexy-ble
Here are some notable accessibility links from around the web this week: "Section 508 Compliance Doesn't Get Lost in the Cloud" - GCN, Emerging Tech "Register for John Slatin Access U, scheduled for May 14-16, 2013" - Knowbility "Take the WebAIM Survey of Users with Low Vision" - WebAIM "Join Joseph K. O'Connor in a global effort to build a more accessible Word Press" -… Continue Reading Accessibility Round-Up – February 15, 2013
The Financial Brand posted a very interesting article on Friday about the importance of making sure your website is ADA compliant: "Could Your Banking Website Be The Target Of A Lawsuit?" - TheFinancialBrand.com The Next Frontier In the piece, Virginia-based attorney Brian G. Muse is quoted as saying, "Websites in many ways are becoming the next frontier for ADA litigation. ... For the past 10… Continue Reading Is your Banking Website at Risk?