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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 16, 2019

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is Thursday, May 16, 2019. This is the eighth annual GAAD event promoting accessibility awareness for design, development, usability, and related communities.

50 Colleges Hit With ADA Lawsuits

February 1, 2019

Inside Higher Education – Lindsay McKenzie Jason Camacho, a blind resident of Brooklyn, N.Y., is suing 50 colleges over the accessibility of their websites. The 50 lawsuits, filed in November, say the colleges are in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act, as their websites are not accessible to people with disabilities. Camacho uses a […]

Blind advocates challenge state’s failure to provide accessible forms of communication to blind Medi-Cal consumers

November 15, 2018

A coalition of blind advocates today filed a class action lawsuit in Federal Court against the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and three counties for failing to provide Medi-Cal notices in accessible formats, such as Braille.

First Lawsuits over Disabled Access to Websites make their way to Minnesota

October 10, 2018

Echoing a recent trend in other states, for the first time a lawsuit has been filed in Minnesota alleging that websites — in this case, belonging to a county and couple of cities — violate disability law.

National Survey Reveals Increased Awareness About the Capabilities of People Who Are Blind in the Workforce

September 20, 2018

According to the results of the 2018 survey, conducted by ResearchNowSSI, recruiting, training, and retaining employees with disabilities has grown in importance by 12 percentage points compared to the 2012 survey. Additionally, more hiring managers agree there are a greater number of jobs that employees who are blind can successfully perform.

Xbox Adaptive Controller Available Today

September 5, 2018

The Xbox Adaptive Controller, Microsoft’s flexible answer to adapting input for gamers with limited mobility, is officially available today.

Court Rules Against Dunkin Donuts in Website Accessibility Case

August 15, 2018

A federal appeals court overturned a lower court and ruled a blind plaintiff can pursue an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit against Dunkin Donuts L.L.C. for allegedly having an inaccessible website.

Freedom Scientific Announces FREE JAWS, ZoomText and MAGic Licenses in Hungary

August 9, 2018

Working with the IT Foundation for the Visually Impaired, Freedom Scientific has announced country-wide licenses for Hungary, which could benefit as many as 300,000 people living in the country.

Aurora Celebrates the 28th Anniversary of the ADA

July 27, 2018

This year marks the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities (ADA). The law was signed into effect on July 26, 1990, and marked the first comprehensive civil rights bill addressing the needs of people with disabilities. The bill prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodations, public services, and telecommunications.

National Association of the Deaf assures text-to-911 with lawsuit

July 18, 2018

The state of Arizona settled a 2016 lawsuit with the National Association of the Deaf and agreed to fund text-to-911 systems.

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