Topic: web accessibility

Report: Majority of websites are inaccessible to blind users

Despite efforts to make the web more accessible for people with disabilities, cognitive impairments and vision/hearing difficulties, there is still a digital divide. A new report from accessibility software company Deque Systems and conducted by Nucleus Research found that Internet websites in certain industries are largely inaccessible to people who have trouble with vision.  RELATED … continue reading

Progress releases Web Accessibility Guidebook for developers

There are a number of things developers have to consider when developing for the web, but one thing that may not get enough attention is the accessibility of their application. The notion of web accessibility is not new, with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) publishing the first Web Content Accessibility Guidelines in 1999, but … continue reading

Judy Brewer recognized for her contributions to improving the accessibility of the web

Judy Brewer was recently named as the recipient of the 2018 SIGACCESS Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility. Brewer is the director of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the W3C and principal research scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. According to the W3C, the award “recognizes individuals who have … continue reading

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