US Access Board Approves Section 508 Refresh

Feb, 2, 2017

In January, the US Access Board approved several updates to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, bringing long-awaited changes to federal digital accessibility requirements. Many of these changes have been inspired by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG2), an international set of standards that are considered to be more up-to-date. Because the WCAG2 guidelines focus solely […]

Q&A with Alexander Shutov, Creator of Dark Reader Plugin

Jan, 1, 2017

This installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Alexander Shutov, creator of Dark Reader, a Chrome plugin that adjusts the color contrast in your browser to make it more readable. When did you begin work on Dark Reader? Working as a software engineer, I was staring at a screen all day long […]

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“How Would You Feel If You Couldn’t See Photos?”

Jan, 1, 2017

The United Nations is making efforts to be more accessible in the way they distribute information. Here is their statement, from UN.org: In order to make information on the United Nations and its activities available to the widest range of audiences, and in keeping with resolutions of the General Assembly, the Department of Public Information […]

Watch Equal Entry’s Presentation on Software Developer Kits

Dec, 12, 2016

Thomas Logan, Equal Entry CEO, recently gave a presentation in Chicago titled, “Software Development Kits and Accessibility.” Logan’s presentation is now available online with captions. Logan’s presentation focused on the challenges he has faced during 15+ years of helping developers make their user interfaces more accessible to people with disabilities. His key takeaways for attendees were: Accessibility software kits should strive […]

Q&A with Damian Sian, Senior Web Accessibility Advisor for Princeton University

Dec, 12, 2016

This installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Damian Sian, Senior Web Accessibility Advisor for Princeton University. Sian is also the owner of Creative AP, a corporate communications consulting firm dedicated to helping small businesses have a big impact. When did you first get started in accessibility? My first introduction to accessibility was with […]

Tonight’s Accessibility NYC Presentation: “Building an Accessible Document Workflow”

Dec, 12, 2016

This evening, Accessibility NYC is hosting a presentation titled “Building an Accessible Document Workflow.” The presentation will be delivered by Damien Sian, Senior Web Accessibility Advisor for Princeton University. Previously, Damian worked for Prudential Financial as a UX Designer and Accessibility Manager. The presentation will take place at thoughtbot, located at 1384 Broadway on the 20th Floor. To […]

Equal Entry CEO Will Give Presentation in Chicago on SDKs and Accessibility

Dec, 12, 2016

The Chicago Digital Accessibility & Inclusive Design Group have invited Thomas Logan, Equal Entry CEO, to give a public presentation for their members and guests next week. Logan’s presentation is titled “Software Development Kits and Accessibility.” It will focus on the challenges he has faced during 15+ years of helping developers make their user interfaces more accessible […]

Q&A with Ken Nakata, Director of Accessibility Consulting at Cryptzone

Nov, 11, 2016

This installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Ken Nakata, the Director of Accessibility Consulting at Cryptzone. Nakata is the former Senior Trial Attorney for the Disability Rights Section of the US Department of Justice. How did you first get started in accessibility? Almost by accident, really. I think every liberal-minded attorney dreams […]

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New Version of Firefox Contains a “Narrate” Feature

Oct, 10, 2016

The current release of Firefox (version 49) contains an exciting new feature: Narrate. Narrate is a text-to-speech feature which can be enabled in the Reader Mode view. Here are a few more details, courtesy of Engadget: Firefox’s new text-to-speech feature helpfully narrates articles so you can step away from the screen or swap to another tab and […]

Bryan Garaventa, Research Developer and Accessibility Advocate

Q&A with Bryan Garaventa, Founder of WhatSock

Sep, 9, 2016

This installment of our Accessibility Activists column is an interview with Bryan Garaventa. He is the founder of WhatSock and an Accessibility Fellow at SSB BART Group. Additionally, Garaventa is and a Research Developer for the W3C ARIA Working Group, the Internet Society, and the Royal Society of Arts. When did you first get started in […]