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Adam Turner

What’s been discussed in the media this week on the topic of accessibility?

Accessibility


This week we take a look at what has been discussed in the world press on the topic of accessibility. Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is on 21st May so it’s time for the Sitemorse ONE MILLION Page Giveaway.

GLOBAL | GAAD

As we have done in previous years, Sitemorse is bringing back its exciting One Million Page Giveaway - this time it is for organisations with key workers.  It’s our way of thanking and helping those helping us.

https://sitemorse.com/blog-article/9745/Celebrating_Global_Accessibility_Awareness_Day/

US | US Dept of Education – focus on accessibility, now more than ever

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights released information for educational institutions and public libraries , to ensure web accessibility for students with disabilities during the coronavirus outbreak

https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-releases-webinar-fact-sheet-protecting-students-civil-rights-during-covid-19-response

GLOBAL | Dept of Education – focus on accessibility, but missing their own message?

When organisations talk authoritatively about accessibility, especially when advising other, we always find it interesting to assess their site with SMARTVIEW. Perhaps the US Dept. of Education should check their own website accessibility?

Open Sitemorse SMARTVIEW Report

US | Does Your Website Pass the Compliance Test?

What do Burger King, Harvard, and Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. have in common? They have all been sued for their website’s lack of meeting the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) in relation to the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

https://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/firm-management/article/21130495/does-your-website-pass-the-compliance-test

US | COVID 19 Requires Website Accessibility Vigilance for Consumer-Facing Businesses

As more people are home by mandate or for public safety, online orders for groceries, sundries, and apparel are increasing exponentially. Before social distancing was required or recommended, Earnest Research estimated Instacart, Amazon, and Walmart saw at least a 65 percent online sales increase

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/covid-19-requires-website-accessibility-vigilance-consumer-facing-businesses

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