Featured: A first look at the Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act Bill
“This week, Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Rep. John Sarbanes introduced a digital accessibility bill called the Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act (or the #A11yAct, if you’re on Twitter) to Congress. If passed, it would build on the Americans with Disabilities Act, and lead to clearer regulations for digital accessibility requirements in the US.”
News, resources, tools and tutorials
- Accessibly (re)creating the past (event - meetup.com/a11yvr)
- Where are the accessibility statements? Digital accessibility shouldn’t be a surprise (blog post - deque.com)
- Website and Software Applications Accessibility Act introduced (blog post - convergeaccessibility.com)
- When going somewhere does a thing: On links and buttons (blog post – kilianvalkhof.com)
- Foundations: HTML semantics (blog post – tetralogical.com)
- Marcy Sutton photo journalist turned web dev and accessibility expert (podcast - devjourney.info)
- Web Almanac: Accessibility (resource - almanac.httparchive.org)
New to A11y?
Content Design London has an excellent wiki about readability and content that you might find helpful. I especially like the plan language section. Plus, I admire the overall scope of the project, “a collaboratively developed, universal content style guide, based on usability evidence.”
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