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The 18 February AiQ Digest offers the latest web accessibility news, features and upcoming events.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 18 Feb 2015
The International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), the body created to promote the development of an accessibility profession, turns one year old this March. Ahead of its first birthday—coinciding with the 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN 2015)—Media Access Australia spoke to IAAP’s CEO, Chris Peck, for a look at the organisation’s achievements so far.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 18 Feb 2015
Media Access Australia spoke with Neil King, National Manager Digital Access at Vision Australia ahead of his presentation at CSUN on document accessibility, and Vision Australia’s newly created Document Accessibility Toolbar (DAT).
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 17 Feb 2015
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are being sued for the alleged discrimination of deaf and hearing impaired people by failing to caption the videos they provide online, such as in the universities’ popular Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 16 Feb 2015
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released a draft how the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and its principles, guidelines, and success criteria can be applied to mobile web content, mobile web apps, native apps, and hybrid apps using web components inside native apps.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 6 Feb 2015
The accessibility of Google’s YouTube video service looks set to improve thanks to the recent decision by the internet giant to abandon Adobe’s Flash technology in favour of the fifth and final version of the Hyper Text Markup Language, HTML5.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 4 Feb 2015
Front end developers play an essential role in the creation of the websites that we all use and rely on every day. However, for many of these developers, web accessibility—ensuring that people with disabilities among other disadvantaged groups can use a given website—remains something of a mystery.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 3 Feb 2015
As anyone familiar with the web accessibility space will have noted, discrimination complaints against companies who do not make the websites and online services accessible to people with disabilities appear to be on the rise.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 3 Feb 2015
In the UK, young people aged 16-25 who have a vision impairment are twice as likely as others their age not to be in employment, education or training.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 30 Jan 2015
A new Australian study into the ways in which people with communication disabilities use the social media platform Twitter for information exchange has been announced.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 28 Jan 2015
How to approach WordPress accessibility: expert tips from Graham Armfield of Coolfields Consulting. Graham spoke to Media Access Australia ahead of his presentation at the eAccess15 conference—being held in London on 24 February—on how to make the WordPress content management system (CMS) more accessible.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 28 Jan 2015
Media Access Australia spoke to Dr Jason Guo, Systems Architect and Web Developer at XiNG Digital, ahead of his presentation on using an automated content uploader to help create accessible documents at OPC IT’s web xChange event. Jason will be co-presenting with Bobby Graham, Digital Publishing Consultant at Bobby Graham Publishers.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 27 Jan 2015
The 22 January AiQ Digest offers the latest web accessibility news, features and upcoming events.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 22 Jan 2015
The Australian communications regulator has released new research showing the growing use of tablet computers which, in turn, emphasises the need for improved mobile device accessibility.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 20 Jan 2015
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has unveiled several updates to its web accessibility work, announcing a draft of its Cognitive Accessibility User Research, an updated working draft of IndieUI, and the user testing of tools for conformance with the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 16 Jan 2015
The World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has updated two major supporting documents for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. The global web standards body is also seeking public input on the changes.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 9 Jan 2015
Computer chip manufacturer Intel has revealed new technologies it is working on which will make devices such as smart phones, tablets and PCs more accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 8 Jan 2015
Media Access Australia has welcomed the inclusion of accessibility requirements as part of the new whole-of-government information and communications technology (ICT) hardware and services panel announced by the federal Department of Finance.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 19 Dec 2014
The 17 December AiQ Digest offers the latest web accessibility news, features, upcoming events, and accessibility service providers.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 17 Dec 2014
Want to catch up on what’s been happening in the web accessibility community in 2014? Check out our wrap up of the regular columns form our resident web accessibility expert, Dr Scott Hollier.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 15 Dec 2014

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