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Reflections on GAAD 2017

The Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is an international event that was co-founded by¬†Jennison Asuncion and Joe Devon in 2011. It has been growing rapidly ever since, and this year it featured more than 50 announced events in 18 countries including: much of Europe, India, the US, Brazil, South Africa, Japan, and Australia. These range […]
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WCAG Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT)

Today W3C published a First Public Working Draft of the Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 specification. It defines a common approach for writing test rules for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). This allows people to document and share testing procedures, including automated, semi-automated, and manual procedures. This accelerates the development of evaluation […]
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EC Web Accessibility Directive Expert Group (WADEX)

The European Commission (EC) recently launched the¬† Web Accessibility Directive Expert Group (WADEX). This group has the mission “to advise the Commission in relation to the preparation of delegated acts, and in the early stages of the preparation of implementing acts” in relation to the EU Directive on the accessibility of the websites and mobile […]
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White House Disability & Inclusive Technology Summit

This Monday 7 November 2016, I had the honor of attending the White House Disability & Inclusive Technology Summit. It was a great event, involving representatives of the disability community, research, industry, government, and other experts. One main topic was the Internet of Things (IoT), and the incredible opportunity it could provide for people with […]
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