Accessibility in the News: July 2003Wednesday, July 30, 2003
A selection of web accessibility news items dug out from Google's news search for this month.
- Wausau: Technology makes life easier for aging America - IBM's contribution to accessible web services
- BenefitsNext: An explosion in Distance Education - "18 percent reported that they followed established accessibility guidelines or recommendations for users with disabilities to a major extent"
- American Association of people with disabilities presents Verizon with 'Justice For All Award' - "Verizon's leadership in serving the needs of people with disabilities"
- out-law: Top UK airlines' web sites break rules on disabled access
- Interwoven and Watchfire strengthen alliance to help ensure website compliance
- Canadian NewsWire: Blind and visually impaired teens unveil fully accessible Web portal
- Web sites will be sued over disabled access, says RNIB
- ComputerWorld Australia: ABS puts eCensus up for tender - Accessibility requirement
- iTnews Australia: Microsoft issues Windows security patches - vulnerabilities in Win2000 accessibility options
- Register: IE bugs keep coming
- Cordis: Austrian government picks up prize at eEurope 2003 awards - accessibility rewards
- Register: Websites - Are you helping the disabled?
- Globetechnology: Spam-bot tests flunk the blind (Related blog entry about Knowspam)
UK e-envoy accessibility guidelines
- Register: Civil servants' families could test government websites - cheap accessibility testing (linking to e-envoy Web Guidelines)
- silicon.com: Government websites address disability access law - UK govt websites "lack funding"
- Kablenet: Going simple online
- heraldsun: Disabilities law gives many chance to support selves - positive effect of ADA
- Business Week: The ADA's Next Step: Cyberspace - "Everybody wins" (mentions an appeal against the SouthWest Airlines ruling)
- US NewsWire: National Council on Disability says Americans with Disabilities Act applies to commercial and other private web sites - (links to "Application of the ADA to the Internet and the Worldwide Web")
Section 508 related news
- Federal Computer Weekly: Congress pushed on Web accessibility - Section 508
- Federal Computer Weekly: Microsoft has 508 in mind - promises of accessible 2003 products as per Section 508
- GCN: Administration set to survey Section 508 compliance
- GCN: Pair of lawmakers pushes 508 rule for Capitol Hill