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: 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 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 […]
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%) […]
In February 2019, WebAIM conducted an evaluation of the home pages for the top 1,000,000 web sites, read the full report.
Winn-Dixie was recently found in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act by a Miami federal judge for failing to make its website accessible to the visually impaired. The Miami-based grocery chain will set aside $250,000 to upgrade its site and was ordered to pay legal fees. Juan Gil, a legally blind Miami resident, brought the […]