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ACCESSIBILITY BUZZ -September 2023

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Forza Motorsport (2023) may be one of the most popular simulation racers ever for one reason: Accessibility!

By Windows Central

Forget ever greater resolutions, constantly rising frame rates, gorgeously rendered beams of light, crystal clear reflections, and dappled shadows, photorealistic textures and dense environments because one of the greatest areas of innovation and advancement for video games in the last decade has been accessibility and modern, approachable game design. 


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top 5 ARIA implementation errors

Look at the Top 5 ARIA Implementation Errors!

Modern web design includes lots of rich and dynamic interactions. While performing accessibility testing of these web pages, we come across several incorrect implementations of ARIA attributes. Such incorrect implementations are found not only in components but also in static web page content. 

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7 disability advocates talk about accessibility and ableism outdoors

By The Wilderness Society

When we talk about outdoor adventures, we usually envision breathtaking landscapes, thrilling hikes, or serene lakes. But for people with disabilities, accessing and enjoying the wonders of nature can be a real struggle. Get inspired by seven people involved in this advocacy work and about their connections to the outdoors, how they find joy in nature and their fight for a more inclusive outdoors and better access to parks and public lands.


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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline adopts ASL services for deaf and hard of hearing!

By ABC News

Users can connect with the service on the 988 Lifeline website using the “ASL now” button or dial into the previous ten-digit number (1-800-273-8255) using a video phone to reach a Lifeline counselor trained in ASL. Sources say the new services mark an important "milestone" for the Lifeline.

"They don’t care": Inside the triumphs and failures of accessible gaming hardware

By Rock Paper Shotgun

There’s little sense – among disabled players, advocacy groups, or even controller manufacturers – that accessible hardware is entering its golden age. While major breakthroughs have been made, high prices and commercial concerns still carry the threat of willing, eager players being left behind. Look at how steep costs and bad attitudes threaten the good they can do.

Achieve Digital Accessibility at Scale: Audit – Maintain – Comply

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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