SD Times news digest: Apple and Google’s accessibility initiatives, Rackspace acquires RelationEdge, and Theta Labs partners with Play Labs

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day yesterday, Apple announced it will be teaming up with educators from blind and deaf communities across the US to provide accessible coding to their schools. Starting in the fall, schools that support students with vision, hearing, or other assistive needs will teach the Everyone Can Code program for Swift, which … continue reading

Web Accessibility: The effort at Capital One Bank

Web and mobile development focuses on technological inclusiveness, such as across operating systems, browsers and devices. Yet, as organizations become even more digital over time, human accessibility still isn’t getting the attention it should because there’s a general lack of awareness about the issue and how best to address it. Capital One began its journey … continue reading

IBM pushes accessibility with open-source projects

Today, IBM began a new push to make applications accessible to users with disabilities. The company announced that is has made two accessibility projects available under open-source licenses. These projects are designed to help developers determine if their applications support the needs of those with limited mobility or vision. The two new projects are AccProbe … continue reading

Google.org funds projects for people with disabilities, Vulkan developer tools, and a commission to help cybersecurity—SD Times news digest: April 14, 2016

Last spring, Google.org announced Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities, which was a contest for nonprofits building technology for people with disabilities. Today, more than 1,000 organizations in more than 88 countries have shared their ideas, and Google has released the list of winners that will receive US$20 million in grants. The organizations that Google is supporting … continue reading

OpenAjax Alliance, W3C tackle user accessibility

The two groups are working with experts on a set of specifications called the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 … continue reading

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