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ACCESSIBILITY BUZZ – January 2023

Accessibility buzz-january 2023. Main feature- Are you ready for the European Accessibility Act?

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ADP Settlement Offers Framework for Future Digital-Accessibility Agreements

By The Wall Street Journal

When a lawsuit alleged that human-resources software company Automatic Data Processing Inc. had failed to make its products accessible for people who are blind or have low vision, the case joined a growing body of litigation over accessibility in the digital world.


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Are you ready for the European Accessibility act - Plan Now

Are you ready for the European Accessibility Act?

The EAA required EU member states to adopt certain accessibility requirements into national law by June 28, 2022. From June 28, 2025 businesses will only be able to supply products and services in the European Market that comply with the Directive’s accessibility requirements.

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Tennessee high school students build robotic hand for classmate!

By The Guardian

Students at a Tennessee high school have built a robotic hand for a classmate missing part of his, an act of friendship that he has called life-changing. They designed, 3D printed and sized a prosthetic hand for Sergio Peralta, whose right hand is not fully formed.


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Plaintiffs Set a New Record for Website Accessibility Lawsuit Filings in 2022!

By Sefarth

2022 was another record setting year for website accessibility lawsuits filed in federal court. The total number of lawsuits filed in federal court alleging that plaintiffs with a disability could not use websites because they were not designed to be accessible and/or work with assistive technologies in 2022 was 3,255–360 more than 2021.

These Panasonic smart glasses could 'change your life'!

By Digital Camera World

Global technology giant Panasonic has partnered with Barcelona-based start-up, Biel, and at CES 2023 the two companies unveiled a pair of 'life-changing' smart glasses for aiding in mobility for visually impaired individuals.

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