PINELLAS PARK, Florida., July 29, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Access Ready Reporter Issue 17 – The Reporter Newsletter is a service from Access Ready Inc., a nonprofit advocacy group for people with disabilities that promotes inclusion and accessibility policies across information technology through education and best practice. Access Ready’s board of directors has identified inaccessible information technology as a clear, growing, and present threat to the civil, economic, and social well-being of people with disabilities.
Just because you have a disability doesn’t mean you can’t be a superhero. Throughout history, our superheroes have had great abilities and disabilities. Superman can jump tall buildings in a single jump, fly faster than a racing bullet, fly fast enough to turn back time, but a tiny boulder makes him weak and barely able to walk, let alone fly. Continue reading
LARGEST US BLIND ADVOCACY GROUP BAN INTERNET ACCESS OVERLAY GIANT ACCESS
The National Federation of the Blind, America’s most powerful civil rights advocacy group for the visually impaired, has launched a devastating attack on the online accessiBe leader, accusing the company of engaging in “harmful” practices.
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? HOW COMPANIES CAN ENSURE THAT EMPLOYEES WITH HEARING LOSS ARE SUPPORTED
Unfortunately, hearing loss is a growing problem around the world. According to the World Health Organization, around 2.5 billion people around the world will “have some degree of hearing loss” by 2050. Continue reading
COURT DETERMINES DOMINO’S PIZZA BREACHED THE ADA BY HAVING AN INACCESSIBLE WEBSITE AND ORDERED WCAG COMPLIANCE
Five years after the first lawsuit was brought, judge at the federal district court Jesus Bernal reigns on 23rd June that Domino’s violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by having a website that was not fully accessible to the blind plaintiff.
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JUDGE RULES FOR BLIND VOTERS IN CASE OF ACCESSIBILITY NC
A federal judge has ruled that the North Carolina State Electoral Committee must allow blind voters to use an online voting system so they can vote unaided by absenteeism.
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REACHES AGREEMENT WITH NEWTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS AND ITS ELECTION COMMISSION TO ENSURE THE ACCESSIBILITY OF THE VOTING SITE FOR VOTERS WITH DISABILITIES
The Department of Justice today reached an agreement under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) San Luis Obispo County, Californiato ensure that inmates with mobility disabilities have the same opportunities Bishop of San Luis Programs, services and activities of the prison (SLO Jail). Continue reading
RULES OF PROCEDURE TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION AND ACCESSIBILITY IN THE FEDERAL WORKERS
By the authority given to me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including Sections 1104, 3301, and 3302 of Title 5, United States Code, and to empower the federal workforce by promoting diversity, equality, inclusion and accessibility, it is hereby arranged as Continue reading
WANTED STRONGER ACCESS STANDARDS FOR HEALTH CARE
Doctors’ offices are supposed to be accessible to people with disabilities, but rules that mean that are not enforced. Now an independent federal agency is calling for change. The National Council on Disability is demanding that the US Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services enact new regulations that set precise parameters for accessible medical and diagnostic devices. Continue reading
WHO HAS THE INTERNET?
Over the past two and a half decades, the Internet has evolved and expanded into something that is barely recognizable from its humble beginnings. Trying to understand what the internet is and how it works can be incredibly confusing. But who actually owns the internet? This question is difficult to answer for a number of reasons. Continue reading
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