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Accessibility Bulletin Week 29 – accessibility news around the globe

Accessibility Bulletin


Our weekly roundup of the media’s key articles on the topic of digital accessibility.

ALL | There’s no such thing as fully automated web accessibility

The product these companies try to sell you is fantasy. Websites cannot be made fully accessible with automated solutions.

https://uxdesign.cc/theres-no-such-thing-as-fully-automated-web-accessibility-260d6f4632a8

ALL | The Pitfalls of Accessibility Testing

Why Can Manual Accessibility Testing Take Longer Than Expected?

https://convergeaccessibility.com/2021/07/19/why-can-manual-accessibility-testing-take-longer-than-expected/

UK | Talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion

Two months on from GAAD, this is what we found after trying to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility and inclusion

https://accessibility.blog.gov.uk/2021/07/19/talking-thinking-and-learning-about-digital-accessibility-and-inclusion/

US | Website Compliance to the Forefront  / CLM Virtual Event (no charge)

Exploring the impact of COVID 19 on businesses rushing to move to online platforms; explanation of barriers to accessibility of websites for users with various disabilities; explanation of liability exposure for failure to meet accessibility standards; strategies for bringing websites into compliance.

https://www.theclm.org/Event/ShowEventDescription/13963

ALL | NFB Bans Accessibe, Calls Overlay Seller ‘Harmful’

in a scathing statement condemning Accessibe the National Federation for the Blind (NFB) had this to say: The Board believes that accessiBe currently engages in behavior that is harmful…

https://krisrivenburgh.medium.com/nfb-bans-accessibe-calls-overlay-seller-harmful-5230ab467e95

US | $65.1 billion of direct and flexible aid to America’s cities, towns and villages. 

The American Rescue Plan funds enable local governments to continue their digital transformation, providing accessible contactless services to citizens and supporting staff with digital tools to work safely and remotely.

https://www.nlc.org/resource/local-allocations-in-the-american-rescue-plan/

US | Colorado first in nation to require web accessibility for government

Colorado will be the first state in the country to require by law that state and local public entities meet website accessibility standards. The state’s Office of Information Technology is tasked with developing those standards and hiring a software developer to help state agencies implement them.

https://coloradonewsline.com/2021/07/20/colorado-first-web-accessibility-government/

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