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W3C Releases Immersive Captioning Recommendations

If you watch content on your phone or computer, you have probably used closed captioning at some point. Closed captioning typically appears on screens in a standard format, thanks to the Federal Communications Commission’s rules for closed captioning on television. But have you ever wondered how captioning works in an immersive environment, such as virtual reality [...]

2024-05-07T15:24:58+00:00Published: May 7th, 2024|Tags: , |

Updated Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2

An update to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is here. On October 5, 2023, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AGWG) officially released version 2.2 of WCAG. Due to the evolving digital landscape, these guidelines and standards must be reviewed and refreshed to ensure they address current needs. This is why [...]

2023-11-29T19:44:15+00:00Published: November 29th, 2023|Tags: , |

Accessibility in State Digital Equity Plans

Infusing State Broadband Planning with Inclusion and Accessibility What are State Digital Equity Plans? State Digital Equity Plans are a requirement for any State that receives funding from the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is managing this program to provide $60 million to fund the development of Digital [...]

2023-11-29T19:36:17+00:00Published: November 22nd, 2023|Tags: , |

How to Bridge Different Access Needs

Meeting the access needs of your employees is key to building an inclusive workplace. But what should you do if different individuals with disabilities request accessibility practices that seem to conflict with one another? Addressing competing requests can be challenging because a perfect solution is not always clear. […]

DEIA

Disability is a natural part of the human experience and a dimension of diversity that crosses all communities. People with disabilities are a highly diverse group with lived experiences that overlap. Gender, race, class, sexuality, age and religion are all examples of an individual’s interlocking identities.

2023-04-27T16:45:32+00:00Published: June 1st, 2022|Tags: , |

EEOC Informal Discussion Letters Relating to Selection, Pre-Employment Inquiries, and Confidentiality

Office of Legal Counsel staff members at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) wrote the following informal discussion letters in response to inquiries from members of the public. The selected letters discuss topics regarding workplace technology and employer obligations related to selection, pre-employment, and confidentiality. […]

2023-11-15T18:51:08+00:00Published: May 4th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Inclusive Apprenticeships: The Importance of Accessibility

Apprenticeship programs provide participants with opportunities to learn in-demand skills, earn a competitive wage and work with their mentors to sharpen their skill sets to enter into well-paying jobs in growing industries including clean energy, IT, cybersecurity, healthcare, and more. In fact, apprentices enrolled in an apprenticeship program can increase their lifetime earnings by almost $100,000 [...]

2023-11-15T18:59:56+00:00Published: November 16th, 2021|Tags: , |