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Disability Accessibility: News and Information Document List

Summary: Our library below features 25 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Disability Accessibility category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Disability Accessibility RSS feed.

Disability Accessibility Publications

Historic Settlement to Make NYC Subway Accessible to Disabled
State and Federal courts grant final approval to historic settlement to make the NYC subway accessible to people who need stair-free access.
Publish Date: 2023-04-26 - Updated: 2023-09-21

Making STEMM Accessible for People with Disabilities
A research team is calling for ways to make work in STEMM more accessible for the disabled.
Publish Date: 2022-12-03

Amtrak Compensates People with Disabilities Facing Station Barriers
U.S. railway company Amtrak starts compensating disabled experiencing inaccessibility at rail stations.
Publish Date: 2021-02-05

USICD New White Paper on CRPD Article 32
Closing the accountability loop, stakeholders understanding and monitoring of the implementation of CRPD article 32.
Publish Date: 2018-06-20 - Updated: 2023-09-12

Update to Building Accessibility Standard Provides Greater Accessibility for Persons with Physical Disabilities
International Code Council releases update to 2009 ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities standard that provides greater accessibility to buildings for persons with physical disabilities and incorporates new elements of building design.
Publish Date: 2017-06-29 - Updated: 2018-03-15

The Story of the Accessible Icon Emoji: iOS 10 Update
New emojis added to the Apple iOS 10 update - this story shares the history of the accessible icon emoji.
Publish Date: 2016-08-16 - Updated: 2020-05-06

U.S. FCC Proposes to Expand Video Description Rules
FCC would increase number of video described programs and provide easier access for blind or visually impaired individuals.
Publish Date: 2016-04-01

Proposed Updated Accessibility Requirements for Information and Communication Technology
U.S. Access Board releases proposed rule updating accessibility standards for information and communication technology in federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Publish Date: 2015-02-20 - Updated: 2021-08-31

International Accessibility Guide Aiming for Accessibility for All
ISO/IEC Guide 71:2014 Guide helps ensure standards take full account of accessibility needs of users from all walks of life.
Publish Date: 2014-12-02 - Updated: 2021-03-11

Scytl Showcases Accessible Voting for Persons with Disabilities at UNESCO
Scytl shares insight on helping voters with disabilities overcome challenges and barriers faced when looking to exercise their democratic right to vote.
Publish Date: 2014-11-28

IBM Names Chief Accessibility Officer - Personalization and Mobile Technologies to Re-define Accessibility
IBM announces Frances West as its first Chief Accessibility Officer to establish IT accessibility standards and industry solutions that not only create an inclusive workplace environment, but are designed to personalize the user experience on any device so that all people reach their highest potential in work and life.
Publish Date: 2014-07-28 - Updated: 2016-06-11

Improving Gas Station Accessibility for People with Disabilities
Video clip released of Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth outlining the struggle to get gas at service stations as an amputee, war veteran heroine and wheelchair user.
Publish Date: 2014-04-26 - Updated: 2016-06-11

Disability Pictures Clipart, Printables, Wallpaper, Signs and Symbols
Collection of photos clipart and printable pictures relating to disabilities and the disabled including accessibility signs and symbols.
Publish Date: 2011-07-05 - Updated: 2022-02-19

Accessible Voting Technology Project
Increasing the accessibility of new existing and emerging technological solutions in the design of voting systems for persons with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2011-06-11

Accessible and Interoperable Workplace Technology - Compusearch
Accessibility related needs of IT developer community to improve accessibility education and advance development of workplace related products and applications usable by people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2011-05-06

Important Step Towards Accessibility in ICT Domain
UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes basic rights of disabled and older persons and the need to remove barriers.
Publish Date: 2011-02-25

Wheelchair Accessibility for Business
Making businesses and public areas accessible to people in wheelchairs and with otherwise limited mobility.
Publish Date: 2011-02-13 - Updated: 2013-06-16

BSI Accessibility Documentary Endorsed on United Nations Website
The need for organizations to make services more accessible is an international priority.
Publish Date: 2010-12-23

BSI Documentary Points the Way to Accessibility in Buildings and Web
BSI Group provides some answers to the many questions on buildings accessibility and web accessibility.
Publish Date: 2010-10-12

Stevie Wonder Calls for International Action to Enhance Accessibility for VIPs
UN Messenger for Peace Stevie Wonder calls on international community to take action to enhance accessibility for those with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2010-09-20

National Federation of the Blind Certifies Blackboard for Accessibility of Learning Platform
Accessibility Product Blackboard Learn is First Learning Management System to Achieve Certification.
Publish Date: 2010-08-12

Disability Accessibility a Priority for UK Digital Services
Access and Inclusion digital services for people with a disability a priority in report released by Ofcom.
Publish Date: 2009-10-24

Review Website Connects Businesses to Consumers with Disabilities
JJs List creates interaction and communication between businesses and people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2009-09-29 - Updated: 2010-07-16

If Its Accessible They Will Come
The ADA has brought many places within reach of those in wheelchairs read in Braille communicate in sign language or hear with technology.
Publish Date: 2009-02-17

Color Contrasting for Accessibility
A part of the DDA is the requirement of color contrasting many everyday objects to offer assistance to those millions with visual impairments.
Publish Date: 2009-02-15 - Updated: 2023-04-11

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