One of the things I’ve always been fascinated about is how people come to be involved in digital access work. Sometimes it can be a personal experience relating to disability, while for others there is a ‘light-bulb’ moment where a profound need to work in the field appears unexpectedly. One person that fits the bill for the latter is Jason McKee, Chief Marketing Officer at Accessibility…

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Eve Andersson has a cool tech job: she's in charge of accessibility across all of Google.   Andersson has been working at Google for 13 years and turned accessibility from a grassroots effort to an area of focus for hundreds of employees.  Andersson spoke with Business Insider about her favorite Google accessibility features, why she's an "integrator" instead of trying to achieve work-life balance, and her…

Digital accessibility achieved the impossible today when the software team at Accessibility Shield launched software that allowed goats to surf the web. The breakthrough has broken down the barrier between people and animals while at the same time pushing the web into a new realm of accessibility. “This happened by accident, but it’s going to change everything,” said Jason McKee, chief marketing officer with the…

Without the fanfare that accompanied the release of the original proposed regulations, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released modified regulations regarding the California Consumer Protection Act late in the afternoon on February 7. An updated version was released on February 10. The modifications were prepared in response to the extensive feedback received during the comment period, which closed on December 6. Although many of the changes were non-substantive…

Is your website a potential liability? Yes, it probably is. Over the last three to four years, there has been an “explosion” of lawsuits and claims by disabled people, asserting that businesses’ websites (and, increasingly, their mobile apps) were not accessible to them because they were not up to code with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, according to Charles Marion,…

When plaintiffs sue companies alleging that their websites do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), courts start by answering two threshold legal questions. Does the ADA apply to websites? And if it does, which websites does it apply to? At least seven federal circuit courts have answered these questions and have reached three different conclusions. Until recently, California courts had provided little…

Kurt Eichenwald sat down at the desk in his Dallas home office and logged onto Twitter. The prominent journalist and author was used to Internet invective — especially then, in the weeks after he posted a particularly inflammatory tweet about President Trump. More than 170 notifications awaited him when he signed on that evening, Dec. 15, 2016. But he didn’t make it past the first one: A…

As our everyday world moves increasingly online, the digital landscape presents new challenges for ensuring accessibility for the blind. A recent court challenge against Domino's pizza may be a watershed case guiding the rights of disabled people on the internet, writes James Jeffrey. Each swipe 17-year-old Maysie Gonzales makes on her smart phone is accompanied by what sounds like the famous Stephen Hawking voice barking…