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Introducing Apple SignTime

Apple SignTime allows users with a hearing impairment to receive support via sign language. It is Apple’s latest feature in its wide range of accessibility supports.

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4.1.2: Name, Role, Value

Name, Role, Value is a level A success criterion under the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. It requires all user interface components that are visible to the user to have a name or label that describes their purpose or function.

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Twitter under fire over lack of disability support

Having an accessibility team is one of the most important aspects of inclusive social media. However, at the beginning of Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter in late 2022, their entire accessibility engineering team along with many other employees were laid off.

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Are you embedding accessibility into your procurement process?

What often happens during procurement is an organisation fails to identify accessibility as a core requirement of the goods or services they need. This makes it difficult to “bolt on” accessibility in comparison to incorporating it into the initial design. In this week’s blog, IA Labs encourages everyone to “move accessibility to the left”.

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How to create accessible content

Content is one of the most important aspects of an accessible website. Whether it is a blog post, an article, or a product description, it should be clear, concise, and easy to understand for everyone.

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Introduction to the AODA

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, also known as the AODA, is a law that seeks to ensure people with disabilities have the same access and opportunities as everyone else in Ontario, Canada.