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Google has released a new app that’s able to suggest improvements to increase the accessibility of applications, but how does it weigh up?
Dr Scott Hollier provides an overview of day two at the Web for All (W4A) 2016 conference in Montreal, covering mobile device accessibility, automatic captioning developments, access to online education, wearable technology and more.
Dr Scott Hollier went to Montreal, Canada to attend the Web for All (W4A) 2016 conference. Here are the highlights from day one, covering education and the inclusive web, accessible mathematics, computer science, future guidelines and digital developments.
Social messaging app Snapchat has added closed captioning support for videos shared within its Discover section, allowing major publishers to share accessible video content with broad communities of smartphone users without access to audio content.
  • Author: Adrian Redden
  • Date: 12 Apr 2016
The 24 March AiQ Digest offers the latest web accessibility news, features and upcoming events.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 30 Mar 2016
NV Access has launched the 2016.1 update of its NVDA screen reader for Microsoft Windows, adding a new option to lower the volume of external sounds, additional support for braille displays, significant fixes for using Microsoft Office and improvements to browsing the iTunes Store.
  • Author: Adrian Redden
  • Date: 24 Feb 2016
The 18 February AiQ Digest offers the latest web accessibility news, features and upcoming events.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 18 Feb 2016
Facebook will begin to roll out a new feature that will make auto-playing advertisements more accessible to people with a disability.
  • Author: Chris Pycroft
  • Date: 15 Feb 2016
Policies that will need acquired information technologies to be accessible will take effect from the middle of February.
  • Author: Chris Pycroft
  • Date: 3 Feb 2016
Nominations have opened for this year’s Community Heroes in Web Accessibility Awards.
  • Author: Chris Pycroft
  • Date: 29 Jan 2016
The 28 January AiQ Digest offers the latest web accessibility news, features and upcoming events.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 28 Jan 2016
A new survey aims to find out how much revenue businesses in the United Kingdom are losing as a result of their websites not being accessible.
  • Author: Chris Pycroft
  • Date: 25 Jan 2016
A new Chief Accessibility Officer and soon to be created accessibility roles have been announced in an attempt to further Microsoft's accessibility efforts.
  • Author: Chris Pycroft
  • Date: 21 Jan 2016
A public draft has been released that will enable work on extensions to the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to commence.
  • Author: Chris Pycroft
  • Date: 20 Jan 2016
Two separate calls for improved web accessibility of government websites in the United States are gaining momentum.
  • Author: Chris Pycroft
  • Date: 15 Jan 2016
The settlement of a disability discrimination complaint will see captions included with videos published online by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s office.
  • Author: Chris Pycroft
  • Date: 15 Jan 2016
Improvements have been made to make the online broadcast of the 2016 State of the Union address as accessible as possible.
  • Author: Chris Pycroft
  • Date: 12 Jan 2016
Denny’s Corporation website and mobile application now claim to meet accessibility guidelines set out by the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative.
  • Author: Chris Pycroft
  • Date: 7 Jan 2016
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been awarded a Technology & Engineering Emmy for their contribution to online captioning.
  • Author: Chris Pycroft
  • Date: 7 Jan 2016
Microsoft has announced an increased commitment to digital accessibility through Microsoft Philanthropies, an organisation within the company aiming to boost the global economy by providing the benefits of technology and access to more people around the world
  • Author: Adrian Redden
  • Date: 5 Jan 2016

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