Accessibility in the News: June 2003Wednesday, July 02, 2003
A collection of news articles about website accessibility and its surrounding legislation from June 2003, as reported by Google News.
UK related news
- The Register: Websites - Are you helping the disabled? - the UK DDA
- Evening Times: Hospitals 'are failing to care for disabled' - UK health service is in a mess
- Journalism.co.uk: Access all areas
- RCR Wireless News: Vodafone launches phone for visually impaired customers - text-to-speech software in phones
Section 508 anniversary
- Government Executive Magazine: Officials tout benefits of IT accessibility rules - 2 year anniversary of Section 508
- FCW: Microsoft has 508 in mind - accessibility "compatible" products in 2003
- GCN: Section 508 needs a boost -- "enforcement and industry support are waning"
- Springfield News Sun: New programs open web and computers to the disabled - Section 508 inspired innovation
- Silicon Valley Biz: Worcester Polytechnic Institute study finds most federal web sites are not fully accessible to the disabled -- Unfortunately, no surprise.
Accessibility in Software
- Ergonomics Today: ISO Releases Software Accessibility Standard
- CNet: Office remodel to help disabled - Microsoft Office 2003 plans
- Silicon Valley Biz: At Two-Year Anniversary of Section 508, Microsoft Introduces New Accessibility Features in Signature Products
- BusinessWire: Citrix and GW Micro help the visually impaired access and use computer applications and information from anywhere -- Window-Eyes and MetaFrame
- out-law: Designing software for the disabled - ISO guidelines
Real world accessibility
- Psychology Today: Christopher Reeve: One finger at a time
- ic CheshireOnline: Post Office closing despite residents' protest efforts -- the dark-side of accessibility legislation
- JS Online: Accessible design should be a given -- "If more architects were disabled, it's a good bet that our buildings and bridges would be more accessible. But in most cases, you probably wouldn't even notice."
- Concord Online: Wheelchair accessibility still limited - shopping centre makes reasonable attempts toward accessibility
- NJ.com: Golf is working on its accessibility - A Supreme Court triumph against the PGA using ADA
- New York Times: A wheelchair user can't get on a bus, so he blocks one
- Restaurant fails to make accessibility fixes -- even after losing a lawsuit
- Courier Journal: Builder loses disabled-access suit
IBM and accessibility
- Washington Technology: IBM: Aging government work force to create hot IT opportunity - software for the aging, a new market
- IDG: IBM launches new disability services team
- InfoWorld: IBM launches new disability services team
Spam and accessibility
- ZDNet.co.uk: Anti-spam tricks block the blind
- Business Week: Spam-bot tests flunk the blind - a story about the accessibility problems related to visual verification systems of registration forms.
- CNet: Spam-bot tests flunk the blind
Misc news items
- Mercury News: Engineer's focus: accessible technology for all - a story about T.V. Raman
- Syllabus Article: Pima Community College: Creating Accessible Online Math Courses
- wow.com: CTIA Expands www.AccessWireless.org - new developments in accessibility of wireless communications to the disabled.
- BusinessWire: Arkansas launches innovative new state web site - "ranked as the nation's best government Web site for online service delivery"
- Silicon Valley Biz: CIBER redesigns Texas Department of Information Resources website
- Online Recruitment: Job advertising on the web. Diversity or discrimination?
- MSDN: Accessible Images, Image Format Converter, and More - and a link to Microsoft's Accessibility Design Guidelines for the Web
- North Texas Daily: Web policy helps blind shoot for success
- Oakland Tribune: Service lends hand to handicapped