Accessibility in the News – February 2016

Here is a roundup of some accessibility stories we noticed in the news recently.

  • At the Grammy’s, when Stevie Wonder presented the award for Song of the Year, he mentioned that the winner’s name was printed in Braille and preached accessibility for all.
  • A lawsuit has been filed against AMC Theatres, alleging they are violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and are failing to provide properly functioning audio description technology.
  • The new Egyptian parliament includes nine people with disabilities.

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