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Adaptive Switches and how they help people with disabilities

Adaptive switch devices are a type of assistive technology, and they can be a game changer for people with physical and/or cognitive impairments.

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple as seen by people with colourblindness. Red and orange, yellow and green, and blue and purple look very similar

Why Colour Contrast Matters

Colour contrast has a huge impact on website and mobile app users; it changes the readability of a webpage, especially for those with low vision, colour blindness, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

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IA Labs launches Digital Accessibility Index 2023

Spanning 113 pages and over 170 websites, the Digital Accessibility Index returned for its second edition on 3rd November 2023, launched in NCBI’s Training Centre by Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation Dara Calleary.

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Is CAPTCHA accessible?

CAPTCHA is a security measure used by websites to differentiate bots from real users and defend against spam. Failing to complete a CAPTCHA test prevents bots from progressing through a user journey, but these tests can prevent people with disabilities from progressing through user journeys too.

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Disability Statistics in the 2022 Census: What Do They Tell Us?

In September 2023, Profile 4 (Disability, Health, and Carers) of Ireland’s 2022 census results was published. The census findings are a valuable snapshot of Ireland’s disability population and their participation in society.

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The rise of digital accessibility lawsuits in the USA

While accessibility lawsuits have been filed since the ADA was first enacted, most lawsuits dealt with discrimination and physical barriers. This has changed in recent years.

What’s New in WCAG 2.2?

WCAG 2.2 is in the final stage before it becomes an official W3C Recommendation and succeeds WCAG 2.1. In this week’s blog, let’s look at what’s been updated in WCAG 2.2 ahead of its proposed publication in October.