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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.

UK | EVENT / Digital Inclusion: Meeting Accessibility requirements

techUK is running a month long compact on how technology is keeping us connected and protected with each other and public services during the COVID-19. The pandemic has been a catalyst of digital change for many councils….

https://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/17714-digital-inclusion-meeting-accessibility-requirements

US | Are You 508 Compliant? Making Your School's Tech Accessible To All Isn't Just a Good Idea 

It's the Target, Seattle Public Schools, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Domino’s Pizza have something significant in common. All have been sued for having websites or digital tools that are not accessible for individuals with disabilities.

https://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/?detailStory=508-compliance-ensuring-technology-follows-law-meet-all-students-needs-school-librarians

UK | The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Regulations

The Minister for the Cabinet Office is designated for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(1) in relation to the accessibility of public sector bodies’ websites and mobile applications(2). The Minister for the Cabinet Office makes these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of, as read with paragraph 1A(3) of Schedule 2 to, the European Communities Act 1972.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/952/introduction/made

US | COVID-19 Pushes Commerce Online, Making ADA Website Compliance More Important Than Ever

Even before the pandemic, over 10,000 ADA lawsuits were filed in the federal courts alone. That inventory of litigation will only increase as businesses throughout the United States race to build out new online ordering, communication tools, mobile apps, and other digital service offerings.

https://www.law.com/legaltechnews/2020/05/19/covid-19-pushes-commerce-online-making-ada-website-compliance-more-important-than-ever/?slreturn=20200428061502#

UK | Head of Accessibility

Head of Digital Inclusion, Accessibility & Standards – HMRC are looking for someone who has an interest in digital inclusion, including accessibility and assisted digital, as well as the service standard which is a key role to ensure we build services usable by everyone.

http://ow.ly/wcpu50zSiXZ

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