CAPTCHA is a security measure used by websites to differentiate bots from real users and defend against spam. Failing to complete a CAPTCHA test prevents bots from progressing through a user journey, but these tests can prevent people with disabilities from progressing through user journeys too.
In September 2023, Profile 4 (Disability, Health, and Carers) of Ireland’s 2022 census results was published. The census findings are a valuable snapshot of Ireland’s disability population and their participation in society.
While accessibility lawsuits have been filed since the ADA was first enacted, most lawsuits dealt with discrimination and physical barriers. This has changed in recent years.
The Writers Guild of America have been on strike since May 2023 due to labour conditions failing to keep up with changes in the media landscape. This has affected the shows and movies released since, with many having poor quality or delayed accessibility features.
Wimbledon is a pioneer in the use of VR headsets to allow people with low vision to watch tennis matches. Recently, they collaborated with Vodafone to provide tennis fans with 5G-powered headsets in a trial run.
US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Lindsey Graham introduced the Digital Consumer Protection Commission Act in July 2023. This Act aims to regulate the Big Tech industry, including the areas of privacy and digital accessibility.
Good hyperlink labels ensure that users with disabilities can navigate content effectively, contributing to a better overall browsing experience. In this week’s blog, read about best practices and techniques to create accessible hyperlinks.