- How Apple and Facebook bring tech accessibility to the masses (CNET)
By Katie Collins (Oct 26, 2016)
- "Facebook in May introduced a new tool that generates a rich list-like description of every photo using object recognition."
- "Nearly 40 million people globally are totally blind, and another 246 million have a severe visual impairment"
- #InclusionWorks for Innovation: How Microsoft is Opening Doors for Everyone (Department of Labor)
By Jenny Lay-Flurrie (Oct 29, 2016)
- "In order to build the best products for everyone, we need to have a diverse and inclusive workforce across all abilities."
- Internet is becoming unreadable because of a trend towards lighter, thinner fonts (MSN)
By Sarah Knapton (Oct 24, 2016)
- "The typography choices of companies like Apple and Google set the default design of the web, and these two drivers of design are already dancing on the boundaries of legibility"
- "Good design means sufficient contrast between foreground and background colours. If it’s important enough to be clear. This is essential for people with low contrast sensitivity which becomes more common as we age."
- "Making sure that controls are present to conform the design to the user, so that the user doesn't always have to conform themselves to the design - sometimes and impossible requirement, is the only viable option."
- 108 million web users are color blind. Tips for designing keeping them in mind (UX Planet)
Oct 16, 2016
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- White Paper on ICT Access for People with Cognitive Disabilities (FCC)
(Oct 6, 2016)
- An Architect of the ADA on its Application to Modern Technology (3PlayMedia)
Bobby Silverstein | Webinar Presenter (Oct 20, 2016)
- Our View: A new chapter opening for disabilities law (Central Penn Business Journal)
CPBJ Staff (Oct 21, 2016)
- "Voice-to-text, text-to-voice, closed-captioning and other technology will evolve to make websites more accessible — and offer additional benefits."
- NBDC Commissions 2nd National Public Opinion Survey on Disability
Oct 27, 2016
- "Poll examined the current state of public opinion among consumers in the United States around the issues of awareness and treatment of individuals with disabilities by businesses"
- "There is more attention paid to the lack of disability diversity in advertising, marketing, and employment - especially since it represents the fastest growing consumer market in the world."
- For the disability community, tech is the great equalizer (CNET)
By Roger Cheng (Oct 24, 2016)
- "The national unemployment rate for people with disabilities is 8.7 percent, or nearly twice the rate of people without disabilities, according to the Department of Labor. More worrisome, the percentage of those with disabilities participating in the labor force is just 19.8 percent, compared with 68.7 percent for those without disabilities."
- Understanding the Shopping Habits of the Disabled Consumer (Nielsen)
(Oct 26, 2016)
- "More than one in three households in the U.S. has a person that identifies with a disability, representing spending power that exceeds $1 billion, according to the U.S. Census."
- Reaching Prevalent, Diverse Consumers with Disabilities (Nielsen)
(Oct 26, 2016)
- "Nearly 4 Million households have a member with an intellectual disability and more than 20 Million households have a member with a physical limitation."