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ACCESSIBILITY BUZZ – May 2024

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Justice Department Secures Agreement with Springfield Clinic to Make its Online Services Accessible for People with Disabilities

By U.S Department of Justice

The Department of Justice announced it has entered into a settlement agreement with the Springfield Clinic (Clinic) to resolve alleged violations of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Under the agreement, the Springfield Clinic must make its website, patient portals, and mobile applications accessible for patients with visual and manual impairments.


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Launch of Ace Learning – Get started with your accessibility journey

On the 13th Global Accessibility Awareness Day, BarrierBreak has launched the Beta version of Ace Learning.

What is Ace Learning? A learning platform that aims to simplify accessibility – make learning about accessibility simple, enjoyable, and impactful. But wait, there’s more!

You will get 3 “Free” Ace Bytes to jumpstart your accessibility journey. These Ace Bytes are bite-sized learning modules packed with accessibility knowledge, delivered in a fun and engaging way!

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Primary school children embrace sign language

By BBC

Staff and pupils at a Lincolnshire primary school have learned British Sign Language (BSL) after two deaf children joined a reception class. The school, which has 417 students between the ages of four and 11, has taught BSL to all year groups to help the children feel "fully included" in the community.


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Disney star to offer Indian sign language and audio feed for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

By MediaNews4U

This Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Disney+ Hotstar and Star Sports Network take a step forward in setting new standards for inclusivity in live cricket. First time ICC Men’s T20 World Cup features sign language and descriptive commentary, enhancing accessibility for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and visually impaired users.

 

Apple announces new accessibility features, including Eye Tracking, Music Haptics, and Vocal Shortcuts

By Apple

Apple today announced new accessibility features coming later this year, including Eye Tracking, a way for users with physical disabilities to control iPad or iPhone with their eyes. Additionally, Music Haptics will offer a new way for users who are deaf or hard of hearing to experience music using the Taptic Engine in iPhone; Vocal Shortcuts will allow users to perform tasks by making a custom sound; Vehicle Motion Cues can help reduce motion sickness when using iPhone or iPad in a moving vehicle, and more.

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