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Accessibility Information for Persons with Disability Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Accessibility category.

Though some documents may have since been updated or revised they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Publication List

2017-06-29 : 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.
2016-08-16 : 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.
2016-04-01 : 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.
2015-02-20 : 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.
2014-12-02 : 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.
2014-11-28 : 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.
2014-07-28 : 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.
2014-04-26 : 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.
2011-07-05 : 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.
2011-06-11 : Accessible Voting Technology Project : Increasing the accessibility of new existing and emerging technological solutions in the design of voting systems for persons with disabilities.
2011-05-06 : 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.
2011-02-25 : 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.
2011-02-13 : Wheelchair Accessibility for Business : Making businesses and public areas accessible to people in wheelchairs and with otherwise limited mobility.
2010-12-23 : BSI Accessibility Documentary Endorsed on United Nations Website : The need for organizations to make services more accessible is an international priority.
2010-10-12 : 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.
2010-09-20 : 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.
2010-08-12 : National Federation of the Blind Certifies Blackboard for Accessibility of Learning Platform : Accessibility Product Blackboard Learn is First Learning Management System to Achieve Certification.
2009-10-24 : 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.
2009-09-29 : Review Website Connects Businesses to Consumers with Disabilities : JJs List creates interaction and communication between businesses and people with disabilities.
2009-02-17 : 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.
2009-02-15 : 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.

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