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Staples, the world’s largest office products company, recently announced that it will make its web site accessible to people with disabilities. The company has also agreed to install tactile keypads at its point of sale devices so that people who have difficulty reading information on a touchscreen do not have to disclose their PIN and […]
The US National Federation of the Blind; its California affiliate; and a blind law school applicant, Deepa Goraya, filed a lawsuit on February 1st 2009 against the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC). The complaint asserts that the LSAC, the body that administers the Law School Admissions Test (which most aspiring law students must take) and […]
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 were finally published yesterday and are officially described as applying to “more advanced technologies“. The new guidelines are also supposed to be easier to use and understand (although I’d advise you keep paracetamol and plenty of coffee to hand) and are designed to be more precisely testable via […]
Mike Cherim has recently published an article on implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0 based on his experience of developing a AAA web site — 1 of only 2 AAA sites currently acknowledged by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). His advice and personal approach to future development pretty much confirms the same points […]
WebVisum is a new Firefox extension that greatly enhances web accessibility and empowers the blind and visually impaired community by putting the control in their hands. Features include: Community driven tagging and page enhancements. CAPTCHA support, sign up to web sites and make forum posts and blog comments without asking for help! Built in helper […]
Apple’s iTunes and their related service, iTunes U, will be improved to allow for their use by the blind after a settlement between Apple, the National Federation of the Blind and the Massachusetts’ Attorney General. As part of the settlement, Apple has agreed to make the services compatible with screen reader and braille software.