The WashU Web Accessibility Users Group meets to share knowledge about standards and best practices for creating and supporting web-based content that’s accessible to people with disabilities and those using assistive technologies.

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Harvard accessibility settlement reached

Settlement reached in suit over video captioning at Harvard by Collin Binkley, Associated Press, 11/27/2019 “Our websites provide a wealth of opportunities for our community members to communicate and to share ideas, and we want these websites to be available to everyone who wishes to access them,” the university said.

A Taxonomy of Inclusive Design

A Taxonomy of Inclusive Design: On Disclosure, Accessibility, and Inclusion by Lorna Golzalez and Kristi O’Neil, Educause, 11/15/19 “Inclusive pedagogy can be an act of intention—something that is initiated before and during the course design process—rather than being an act of revision or omission.”

Supreme Court weighs in on web accessibility

Supreme Court allows blind people to sue retailers if their websites are not accessible by David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times, 10/7/19 “In a potentially far-reaching move, the justices turned down an appeal from Domino’s and let stand a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling holding that the Americans With Disabilities Act protects access […]

WebAIM Releases Screen Reader Survey #8

In August and September 2019, WebAIM conducted a survey of screen reader users. Highlights include: Primary screen reader used: NVDA (40.6%); followed closely by JAWS (40.1%) Most common way to find information using a screen reader: Navigating headings (68.8%) How likely is it that PDFs will cause accessibility issues? Very likely or somewhat likely (75.1%) […]

Quick Tip: Capitalize Words in Hashtags

When using hashtags in your social media post capitalize each word. This makes it easier for screen readers to each word separately. #EasierToReadWhenCapitalizingEachWord