Canada: New AODA Requirements for Small Organizations on Accessibility
From January 1, 2017, private and not-for-profit organizations with 1-49 employees in Ontario (small organizations) will be impacted by several new requirements under the Employment Standards to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), including a new requirement on Accessible Formats and Communication Support under the Information and Communications Standard.
From Mondaq, January 05, 2017
How to Make Emojis Accessible
Emoji help us communicate complex ideas very easily. When used in native apps and applications, emoji are reasonably accessible to screen readers, but on the web we need to do a little more to make sure everyone can understand emoji.
From Tink, January 03, 2017
Accessibility in Email Marketing - MailChimp
Newsletters are a popular form of Email Marketing used by organisations to connect with present and potential followers. From a business perspective as well, making content accessible is well worth the investment.
From MailChimp, January 02, 2017
India to Develop Assistive Technology Specifically for Older Persons
India is collaborating research projects in the field of ageing and health, focusing on developing affordable and appropriate innovative assistive technology for older persons and methods of home-based care interventions for them.
From DNA, December 31, 2016
India - IIM-B Meet Focuses on Digital Accessibility Helping Diverse Users
Digital accessibility can allow for productivity and inclusion through participation in educational, economic and political spheres. However, such accessibility is beneficial for everyone, and not just one sub-group. For example, captioned video created for people with hearing impairments also helps us to follow a movie via subtitles in noisy places.
From The Hindu Businessline, December 29, 2016
Accessibility of MOOCs: Understanding the Provider Perspective
Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have become an accepted way to make learning opportunities available at large scale and with low cost to the learner. However, only if these are made accessible will they be able to offer flexibility of learning and benefits to all, irrespective of disability.
From Journal of Interactive Media in Education, December 28, 2016
What Companies Lose by Ignoring Digital Accessibility
While organizations are seizing opportunities to provide customers with an enhanced user experience, many are missing the mark by failing to consider customers of all abilities.
From Data Informed, December 26, 2016
2017 Predictions For IoT And The Rise Of Smart Cities
IoT will help industry,cities, and homes get smarter in 2017. Will it help include persons with disabilities? In order to create an IoT that works for everyone, accessibility must be a consideration at each stage of the development process.
From Business Solutions, December 23, 2016
Laureates from Switzerland and Argentina to Receive 2016 UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities will be awarded to two persons this year for their outstanding contribution to inclusion, enhancing the lives of persons with disabilities through the application of digital solutions, resources and technologies.
From UNESCO, December 21, 2016
FCC Landmark Decision for Deaf to Communicate
In a move that’s being hailed by accessibility advocates as a historic step forward, the five-member FCC unanimously adopted rules to facilitate the transition from outdated, analog teletype (TTY) devices to a new, internet-based, real-time text messaging standard (RTT) compatible with the latest smartphones.
From Motherboard, December 20, 2016