Tag Archives: web accessibility

The World Wide Web Turns 30, and We’re Still Talking About Web Accessibility

The very first website was published August 6th 1991, and the NIDILRR grantee community was quick to jump on the virtual bandwagon! Continue reading

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Inclusive Customer Service Makes (Dollars and) Sense

As we head into the busy holiday season, people will be traveling, dining out, and shopping in stores and online. This includes people with disabilities. According to A Hidden Market: The Purchasing Power of Working-Age Adults with Disabilities, working age … Continue reading

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Event Announcement: Cloud Computing and People with Disabilities

NIDRR consultant Clayton Lewis, PhD, Professor of Computer Science and Fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado, will present Cloud Computing and People with Disabilities, March 26th, 12:30-1:30pm EDT, at the National Science Foundation: Please … Continue reading

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WebAIM Launches Two New Web Accessibility Surveys

Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM) is a non-profit organization within the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University that works with government, private and public organizations to make Web content more useful to people with disabilities. WebAIM has … Continue reading

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Benefits.gov Proporciona Informacion sobre el Programa de Beneficios en español

Durante los últimos ocho años, Benefits.gov ha facilitado el acceso de la comunidad que habla español a la información de los programas de beneficios federales y estatales. Benefits.gov en español es un sitio espejo de Benefits.gov en Inglés. Benefits.gov en español provee una herramienta … Continue reading

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White House Disability Call for the Month of July, 2011

Para la versión en español de este blog, por favor, desplácese hacia abajo hasta la parte inferior de la página./For the Spanish version of this blog, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. Today’s White House Disability Call … Continue reading

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Speak Up: You Can Help Improve the Accessibility of Government Information!

In July 2010, the Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum that directed several agencies to engage with citizens, Federal employees, and others in an open forum to gather comments and ideas that might be used to improve the … Continue reading

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For DC area folks: Seeking Participants for Usability Testing

The Paciello Group is seeking DC-area residents with mobility or fine motor disabilities to participate in usability testing on March 8th. TPG needs three people with mobility disabilities and three people with fine motor disabilities to test the accessibility and … Continue reading

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Participate: Public hearings on Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking considering revisions to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The ADA has dramatically increased access and opportunities for people with disabilities in the United States. It stands as a model for disability rights legislation around the world. But times and technology have changed in the 20 years since the … Continue reading

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Web Accessibility: Section 508 Pass/Fail Checklist from WebAIM

WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind) is an excellent resource for information, tools, code, legislation, and more. They’ve written a great checklist for Section 508, breaking it down into what constitutes  a pass and a fail on each point. The table … Continue reading

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