- Apple's New MacBook Touch Bar Could Hurt Visually Impaired Users (Popular Mechanics)
By Sophie Weiner (Nov 6, 2016)
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- "Part of the design of Apple's new laptop could cause visually impaired users some real difficulty."
- "... the functions of the Mac Touch Bar might have to be accomplished through special handling by their screen review software and external refreshable braille display."
- Companies Face Lawsuits Over Website Accessibility For Blind Users (Wall Street Journal)
by Sara Randazzo (Nov 1, 2016)
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- "More than 240 businesses nationwide have been sued in federal court since the start of 2015"
- New Legal Risk for Banks: Websites the Disabled Can't Access (National Mortgage News)
By Andy Peters, Brad Finkelstein (Nov 10, 2016)
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- "The problem is that even though there are not regulations yet, that doesn't mean you don't have to comply"
- "Wells Fargo, has already been slapped with a penalty for website noncompliance. Wells reached a $17 million settlement with the Justice Department in May 2011, requiring the bank to remove physical barriers inside its retail branches and mortgage offices, and to make its websites accessible to consumers with visual and hearing disabilities.
- "The new potential for a battle with trial lawyers has forced some banks to move website ADA compliance ahead of other projects."
- Does Your Bank's Website Violate The ADA? (Bracewell, LLP)
By Bryan Dumesnil, Austin Muck, Annette Tripp, G. Waverly Vest (Nov 4, 2016)
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- "Banks are considered places of “public accommodations” under the ADA. As such, most bank websites must comply with the ADA, which includes being accessible to people with visual and hearing impairments. Unfortunately, there are currently no regulations or standards explaining precisely what a website must provide to avoid violating the ADA. The DOJ, which enforces the ADA, announced that it does not expect to publish regulations concerning the accessibility of businesses’ websites until 2018."
- "Nevertheless, recent actions by the DOJ strongly suggest that the DOJ considers a website accessible under the ADA if it complies with Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (“WCAG”) 2.0."
- Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It (NPR)
By Gabrielle Emanuel (Nov 28, 2016)
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- "Exactly how many people around the world have dyslexia?... most estimates in the United States put it at somewhere between 5 and 17 percent of the population."
- This Toronto Photographer’s App Is Remapping Accessibility Around the World
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- "AccessNow uses crowdsourcing to collect and share accessible spots around the city, creating a community that works together ultimately trying to give people the freedom to find ways to do what they want."