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SHRM will pay $221K, improve program accessibility to settle ADA suit

By HRDive
The Society for Human Resource Management has agreed to pay $221,500 and make accessibility improvements to its professional development offerings. The settlement agreement resolves a lawsuit in which three plaintiffs alleged the organization failed to comply with public accommodation provisions of the ADA and related laws. 

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Digital Assessment Tools are the future – but are they inclusive & accessible for people with disabilities?

The answer is  YES! Assessments are used to evaluate the knowledge of the learner and therefore if the learner has a disability, then even they should be able to use the digital assessment tools seamlessly. But can they? 

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5 most annoying website features I face as a blind person every single day

By The Big Hack

“These are the five most annoying inaccessible web elements I face as a blind screen reader user every day, and how to fix them. For blind and visually impaired people like me, accessibility is the difference between us being able to use a website and clicking off it”

– Holly Tuke 

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Microsoft helps build data hub to track disabilities as part of effort to close ‘disability divide’

By GeekWire
There are lots of sources for global data on economic indicators, population sizes, infectious diseases, sustainability — the list goes on. But missing in the lineup has been a comprehensive, publicly available, worldwide clearinghouse of information on disabilities. 

Why Captions are Suddenly Everywhere and How they got there?

By US News
People with hearing loss have long adopted technology to navigate the world, especially since hearing aids are expensive and inaccessible to many. They have a new ally in their efforts to navigate the world: Captions that aren’t limited to their television screens and streaming services.

Achieve Digital Accessibility at Scale:
Audit – Maintain – Compliance

BarrierBreak is the Leader in Offshore Digital Accessibility Testing & Consulting. Your trusted adviser and reliable source for accessibility testing solutions. Get in touch with us to ensure your digital solutions conform to WCAG 2.1 & 2.0,  Section 508 Testing, and to create a VPAT for your product.

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