Accessibility News (AcNews) The Premier Online Magazine for Disability Accessibility
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What's New This Week
Payton/Dann & Manning Law Firms File Federal Suit Alleging McDonald’s Website & App Violate ADA, Unruh Civil Rights Act
Lawsuit claims restaurant chain’s website and mobile app are not fully accessible to and independently usable by the blind or visually-impaired.
App Spots Objects for the Visually Impaired
A new iPhone app uses machine learning to identify objects for people with poor eyesight, and it doesn’t need an Internet connection.
BlindSquare and BlindWays, Connecting the Dots for Travelers in Boston, Then and Now.
Discovery and recollection are two necessary elements for travel for our friends who are blind. This presents a difficult task in a city the size of Boston, with its nearly 8,000 bus stops.
New Stanford Course Tackles Designing for People With Disabilities
A new course teaches undergraduates how to design for people with physical disabilities. Each week, students learn about a different disability, then brainstorm design ideas to address issues and present their work to the class.
Creating New Barriers
Posted by David Best
The OHRC, in the Ontario Regulatory Registry Proposal: 10-CSS002, October 15, 2010 raised a number of concerns about the proposed AODA Integrated Accessibility Regulation (IAR), but seven years later in 2017, we again need to echo those same concerns.
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