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News articles focused around Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Accessibility


Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day! We thought it deserves to feature prominently in this week’s bulletin, so we thought we’d do our version of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

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The Good

Here are three good articels about accessibility:

GLOBAL | Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday, May 21, 2020, marks the ninth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.

https://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org

GLOBAL | PWC - Facebook - 5 Accessibility tips

PwC’s Accessible Technology Manager, Chris Holloway is covering all Social media Platform this week as part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day). Here’s his article about Facebook.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/facebook-5-accessibility-tips-chris-holloway/?trackingId=fofvAiahf11MaxhnYhNzSQ%3D%3D

GLOBAL| Improving your App’s Accessibility with iOS 13

We all know how much Apple cares about accessibility. Last year accessibility was one of the core topics they covered in the Platforms State of the Union session. Dani Devesa gives us a refresher

https://medium.com/swlh/improving-your-apps-accessibility-with-ios-13-9eb8fc0bc8a0

The Bad 

UK | Reading University: Digital Accessibility Webinars

In anticipation of Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 21 May 2020, we will be holding a series of webinars focusing on digital accessibility throughout the week.

http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/staffportal/news/articles/spsn-841186.aspx

There’s a phrase “eat your own dog food” that is perhaps, rather apt here: View SmartVIEW Report

The Ugly

Only one contender for this – the case that featured prominently last year!

US | Domino’s Pizza v. Guillermo Robles, No. 18-1539

Supreme Court hands victory to blind man who sued Domino’s over site accessibility

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/07/dominos-supreme-court.html

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