Protection of user privacy has special significance when developing accessible technologies since the individuals using these technologies are often the most vulnerable to the misuse of personal information. This content helps to reduce personal risk for consumers by providing best practice guidelines for the creation and application of individualized privacy policies that people can understand and express.
Key Features of this book: (1) Learn about the societal and organizational benefits of making information technology accessible for people with disabilities; (2) Understand the interface guidelines, accessibility evaluation methods, and compliance monitoring techniques, needed to ensure accessible content and technology; (3) Understand the various laws and regulations that require accessible technology; (4) Learn from case studies of organizations that are successfully implementing accessibility in their technologies and digital content.
Without lawsuits, Structured Negotiation has led to settlement agreements with Bank of America, Walmart, CVS, Major League Baseball, Anthem, Weight Watchers, and a host of other organizations. Settlements with the City and County of San Francisco, Houston’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, and Massachusetts General Hospital demonstrate the process is also a viable litigation alternative for disputes in the non-profit and public sector.
Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology addresses the global issue of equal access to information and communications technology (ICT) by persons with disabilities. The right to access the same digital content at the same time and at the same cost as people without disabilities is implicit in several human rights instruments and is featured prominently in Articles 9 and 21 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) specification defines roles, states, and properties that should be used to provide semantics in languages where they may not be available. Assistive technologies, such as screen readers, use what ARIA offers in order to communicate with browsers to present information about the status of interactions, and the like. As a result, WAI-ARIA is especially important to consider when creating dynamic content.
This report proposes a new population-centered framework to guide action and coordination among various, and sometimes competing, stakeholders in pursuit of improved eye and vision health and health equity in the United States. Building on the momentum of previous public health efforts, this report also introduces a model for action that highlights different levels of prevention activities across a range of stakeholders and provides specific examples of how population health strategies can be translated into cohesive areas for action at federal, state, and local levels.
The enrollment percentages of children with disabilities into the primary and secondary education systems in India are extremely low. This report examines the underlying problems and potential solutions, covering three broad areas: crucial difference between existing educational environments and inclusive/enabling ones; understanding what it means to ensure equal access, be sensitive to student needs, and redefine how we build educational environments; how can Indian campuses become inclusive to be globally competent and competitive.
This report highlights the organizational and process adjustments needed to ensure a culture of accessibility in the financial services and banking sector, as well as the importance of improving the user experience, managing accessibility compliance, and creating an inclusive workplace environments in this sector.
This report is designed as a tool for national policy-makers and regulators to create their own ICT accessibility policy frameworks. The report includes six modules focusing on different aspects of ICT accessibility (amendments to the existing ICT legal framework, public ICT access, mobile communications, television/video programming and public procurement of accessible ICTs) so that countries can prioritize implementation.
Disability at a Glance 2015 focuses on barriers to the employment of persons with disabilities in the Asia-Pacific region, and offers solutions to strengthen their employment prospects. This fifth edition in the Disability at a Glance series offers a regional overview of disability legislation, policies and practices, as well as relevant country-specific information. The information draws on both a targeted disability survey carried out by the ESCAP secretariat, and research undertaken by other organizations and scholars.
This report has been published at the the final year of the Zero Project, which targeted at researching Innovative Practices and Policies as well as measuring the implementation with Social Indicators, according to the goals and principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) . The report includes a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the most important Social Indicators on Education and fact sheets of Innovative Practices and Policies 2016.
This White Paper, published in 2016 by the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ICT), picks up and builds on the topics addressed at the 9th European e-Accessibility Forum: the need for customizable educational environments; the importance of working with existing international standards; how accessible content, learning environments and assessment methods can benefit all students; how existing legislation can be used to challenge some of the mainstream technology and content vendors.
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This is a post about digital accessibility laws around the world. Links are provided where available. The list in this post is intended to serve as a resource only. It is not legal advice and it is not exhaustive. While frequently updated, it may not be current as of the date you are visiting the page.