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How web accessibility suddenly became sexy and what it means for you

Accessibility Cinderella has been crowned by Silicon Valley Up to now web accessibility has been the poor little Cinderella of technology, dressed in rags, struggling, cleaning up other people's messes and getting not an ounce of thanks or glory. That just changed.

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DOJ cracks the whip on accessibility of US public websites

In the US, the dream is over for commercial firms: now most public websites must comply with web accessibility guidelines. How strange. Once upon a time we thought that WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 applied solely to government agencies...

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Global accessibility awareness starts at home


Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) logoTo celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2015, FixTheWeb has produced an excellent animated video on web accessibility. Of course, the video is itself a model of accessible media.

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February 17, 2015

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Tablet-friendly online writing courses: half-price soon but not for long

Commuter studying on an iPad in US, UK or CanadaWhere do you prefer to study? If you work all day at a desktop computer, you probably prefer to study in a different location, different posture. That's easy with Contented courses, now that they're in HTML5 and can be studied on tablets and smartphones too.

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Commercial websites must soon be accessible to all


Wheelchair ramp to an online grocery store.A momentous shift is underway in the U.S. Increasingly, website accessibility is
seen as subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Very soon, formal web standards will apply to commercial as well as government websites.

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Web accessibility: deadline for self-assessment January 2015

International disability signs, Wikimedia

Accessibility deadlines coming up soon! They apply to all Public Service departments and Non-Public Service departments in the NZ State Services.

DIA expects each department to assess the accessibility of all its websites and intranets by January 2015.

Whew! How are you doing? Are you on track?

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Readability tests: a tactful way to help bad writers


A Gobbledygook by Niki DalyRaising the topic of readability can be a delicate business. Is your boss out of touch with customers? Is a distinguished expert sending unreadable articles to a newsletter you edit? Is a colleague converting your plain English to gobbledegook?

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