International accessibility news roundup
We feature the latest information, technology, and developments in the field of website accessibility to keep you informed. Here is our latest edition:
How small businesses can improve website accessibility for visually impaired users (Dynamic Business)
When it comes to implementing website accessibility standards, small businesses are at a disadvantage. They may not have the tools and resources needed to implement these changes. However, there are some easy rules small businesses can follow to meet the needs of the visually impaired. These include using free accessibility tools, testing your site with a screen reader, and designing for function over form.
Accessibility analysis of banking industry websites released by BoIA (Nasdaq)
The Bureau of Internet Accessibility has released the results of their audit of the banking industry. The audit tested the 38 key parameters from the WCAG 2.0 A/AA guidelines. The failure rate among banks was extremely high in key categories. This audit highlights the need for banking institutions to focus on accessibility.
Is your online job application accessible to the visually impaired? The newest website accessibility claims(Lexology)
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
American businesses have faced a rash of lawsuits over a lack of accessibility in recent years. As a result, many have implementing accessibility standards on their websites. However, one often overlooked area is online job applications. Under legal code 42 USC 12112 of the ADA, companies are prohibited from discrimination during the job application process. Making applications accessible will meet the requirements of the law.
One billion people around the globe face barriers to daily activities. At the SXSW Conference in Austin, TX many companies announced new assistive technologies to help these people. These technologies offer a variety of solutions that may break these barriers. This report spoke to four different leaders in accessibility technology.
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