Business Accessibility Toolkit

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How Food Delivery Apps are Becoming More Accessible for Visually Impaired, One Petition at a Time

In February, Aziz Minat started a petition asking Zomato to make its app more accessible as certain buttons and icons weren’t compatible with the talk-back option.

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Why technology companies need to adapt for seniors

Older people have embraced technology during the pandemic; now tech companies must embrace them, say experts at the International Longevity Centre’s (ILC) Future of Ageing Conference 2020.  

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US Access Board affirms: PDF/UA required for “modern” PDF software

Through the Section 508 regulations, the US Access Board sets accessibility policy for US federal agencies and contractor’s deliverables.

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Creating a Workplace Personalized Emergency Response Plan

Under the AODA [Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) S.27(1)], employers must provide personalized emergency response plans to workers who have temporary or permanent disabilities.

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‘May be an image’: what it’s like browsing Instagram while blind

Using a screen reader to navigate Instagram, as some people with low vision do, is a strange patchwork of sounds. It can be overwhelming, especially if you’re used to quickly scanning information with your eyes, to hear a synthetic voice clunkily rattle off usernames, timestamps, and like counts as though they’re all equally important as the actual content of the post.

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A Look Back At The Very First Website Ever Launched, 30 Years Later

The first website contained information about the World Wide Web Project. It launched at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, where it was created by British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee. On it, people could find out how to create web pages and learn about hypertext (coded words or phrases that link to content).

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Living With A Disability: 12 Essential Tips To Maintain Your Awesome Attitude

I was born with Spina Bifida and one of the biggest challenges of having been born with a disability is that it’s sometimes difficult to separate yourself as a person from the physical condition you’ve always known.

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Accessible Information in Customer Service

Under the Customer Service Standards of the AODA, providers must make documentation about their accessibility available to customers with disabilities upon request.

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Temporary Service Disruptions: When and How to Notify Customers

Under the Customer Service Standard of the AODA, service providers must notify customers about temporary service disruptions. Temporary service disruptions happen when services that customers with disabilities might rely on are temporarily unavailable.

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Accessibility is the new frontier of social justice

Bold statement, I know. But as TikTok’s popularity has grown and influencers with disabilities are offering glimpses into their daily lives, their millions of followers are beginning to think about how the world around them is or is not accessible for everyone.