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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.

US | The relationship between ADA compliance and web accessibility

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990, with the specific goal of protecting individuals with disabilities from discrimination in public life. As a result of this law, businesses, schools, government buildings, and other facilities were required to make accommodations to ensure equal access for individuals with disabilities.

https://thenextweb.com/growth-quarters/2020/06/10/heres-why-digital-agencies-must-push-clients-towards-accessibility/

UK | Accessibility 2020 Q2 Global Life Sciences INDEX Published

With the publication of the 2020 Q2 INDEX, we take a look at the progress being made by the Global Life Sciences sector in making their websites accessible to people with disabilities

https://sitemorse.com/blog-article/9789/Accessibility_progress_in_Global_Life_Sciences/

https://sitemorse.com/index/global-life-sciences/2020-q2

US | Ensuring Accessibility as Institutions Shift Instruction and Operations Online

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges and universities have shifted to online education to encourage social distancing and prevent the spread of the virus. A herculean task for many institutions, this presents a unique opportunity for institutions to evaluate the accessibility…

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ensuring-accessibility-as-institutions-51292/

EU | Accessibility Plugins Create Fresh Problems for Small Business

A recent study of accessibility websites discovered that a massive 98% of them fail to meet WCAG 2.0 requirements. It might give the impression that SMB owners don’t care, but that’s rarely the case.… Unfortunately, small businesses face a further obstacle in the form of free accessibility plugins, which claim to solve accessibility problems but end up making them worse.

https://smallbiztrends.com/2020/06/free-accessibility-plugins-problems.html

 

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