Accessibility Press Release
|06/02/2020 - 17:45||
Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Iowa City Community School District, Iowa, to Ensure Accessible Playgrounds
The Justice Department today announced that it reached a settlement agreement with the Iowa City Community School District (School District), Iowa, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The agreement resolves a complaint filed by parents of children with disabilities alleging that playgrounds in the school district are not accessible to children who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices.
|05/29/2020 - 19:27||
Shamberg: Help Officially On The Way For Pennsylvanias Long-Term Care Providers
HARRISBURG, PA – Zach Shamberg, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA), released the following statement after Governor Tom Wolf signed into law House Bill 2510, directing nearly $300 million in critical funding to help long-term care providers, including nursing homes, assisted living communities and personal care homes, during the COVID-19 pandemic:
|05/21/2020 - 21:09||
Oyes Labs launched Shared Basket - Grocery Pooling for Shopping and Delivery platform
Oyes Labs - Shared Basket eliminates the effort and money spent on Grocery delivery. It leverages the most important and abundant asset a store has, the customers. Shared Basket encourages the customers who visit a Grocery store to also deliver grocery for friends and neighbors.
|05/21/2020 - 08:48||
PHCA Demands Department of Health Correct Long-Term Care Public Data
HARRISBURG, PA (May 21, 2020) – Just two days after the Pennsylvania Department of Health first publicly reported facility-specific COVID-19 data for nursing homes, personal care homes and assisted living communities, Zach Shamberg, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association, released the following statement urging the Department of Health and the Wolf Administration to immediately correct the inaccuracies and inconsistencies in the flawed report:
|05/20/2020 - 08:21||
How accessible technology can help in our rapidly changing world
As the current COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated remote working for millions of people globally, communications platforms play a crucial role in enabling organizations to adjust and cope with new social distancing requirements. Remote and flexible working has tremendous potential to open-up employment opportunities for people with disabilities if delivered accessibly whilst at the same time businesses can learn from disabled employees about how to balance complex priorities whilst remaining effective and working from home.
|05/13/2020 - 20:47||
Global Accessibility Awareness Day
In its eighth year, GAAD shines a light on the fact that people with disabilities are underserved by many of today?s digital products, and it highlights a critical area of opportunity.
|AT and T|
|05/12/2020 - 20:24||
Center for Employment Equity Publishes New What Works Case Study on Increasing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
CEE executive director Tomaskovich-Devey among the academics, researchers and businesspeople who authored chapters in report.
|University of M...|
|05/12/2020 - 13:05||
With the Swipe of a Tongue, CSUN Prof Makes Touchscreen Capabilities Accessible to Those Without Use of Their Arms
Media Contacts: Victor Hugo Rojas email@example.com or Carmen Ramos Chandler (818) 677-2130 Comments Off on With the Swipe of a Tongue, CSUN Prof Makes Touchscreen Capabilities Accessible to Those Without Use of Their Arms.
|05/11/2020 - 07:56||
Lebanon: People with Disabilities Overlooked in Covid-19
People with disabilities are facing barriers in getting health care. Children with disabilities cannot access remote education on an equal basis with others, and families of children with disabilities do not have the support and services they need to help them cope with the crisis.
|Human Rights Watch|
|05/08/2020 - 09:46||
ADA Compliance During COVID-19 and Litigation Updates
With the ever-evolving challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to be mindful of compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
|05/07/2020 - 19:57||
Pennsylvania Health Care Association Urges State Government to Prioritize Long-Term Care in Senate Testimony
President and CEO Zach Shamberg advocates for needs of long-term care providers: “What are we waiting for?”
|05/07/2020 - 15:47||
Engineers and Geoscientists BC Shifts to Webinars with Upcoming Series on Diversity and Remote Work
Prevention strategies surrounding COVID-19 have closed offices throughout the province, and pressed a number of professionals into remote-work arrangements. Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s efforts to support continuing professional development for registrants has included developing a series of complimentary webinars designed for remote attendance.
|05/07/2020 - 13:21||
BOKS and Special Olympics Announce Partnership to Enhance Physical Activity for Children of All Abilities
BOKS deepens its commitment to inclusive movement for children and communities across the globe by enriching its curriculum with help from Special Olympics.
|05/07/2020 - 11:04||
The value of a diverse workforce in inclusive AI development
This article is part of Atos Digital Vision: Ethics opinion paper which explores how embedding ethical reflection into the design of digital technologies can lead to genuine benefits for customers and citizens by helping to address their legitimate concerns about their wider impact, today and into the future.
|04/30/2020 - 18:04||
Survey Shows Accessibility Barriers on Forty-eight State Coronavirus Websites
Baltimore, Maryland (April 30, 2020): The National Federation of the Blind, America’s civil rights organization of the blind, responded today to a recent survey finding accessibility barriers on forty-eight of fifty state websites that provide critical information about the coronavirus pandemic.
|04/29/2020 - 14:26||
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Joins National Covid-19 Technology Access Framework
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has joined the COVID-19 Technology Access Framework, a multi-site effort aimed at accelerating the production of essential health-related technologies that will help prevent, diagnose, and treat infections during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Technology Access Framework will enable and incentivize the most broad and equitable access to new technology for the greatest public benefit and impact.
|04/24/2020 - 14:24||
UNM's Accessibility Resource Center director retires
After 15 years as director of The University of New Mexico’s Accessibility Resource Center (ARC), Joan Green is retiring, but her dedication and years of service is something Lobos will remember forever.
|University of N...|
|04/22/2020 - 12:23||
MIT Career Advancement and Professional Development April 22, 2020 Press Inquiries Share
In light of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the increased need for social distancing, Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD) quickly transitioned the annual MIT Spring Career Fair to a virtual event. Through the use of the Career Eco virtual career event platform, the 2020 Spring Career Fair was held virtually on April 8 for the first time ever, attracting 57 employer organizations and 472 MIT student and alumni participants.
|04/22/2020 - 07:10||
Amidst COVID-19 Crisis, Disability Inclusion Fund Launches Rapid Response Fund
The Disability Inclusion Fund (DIF) is announcing the launch of a $200,000 rapid response fund to support the needs of people with disabilities related to the impact of COVID-19.
|04/21/2020 - 06:52||
New, Free HR Training Program Closes Disability Inclusion Gap in the Workplace
The SHRM Foundation and Workplace Initiative by Understood today announced the availability of a new, free training program focused on helping businesses drive disability inclusion in the workplace.
|04/20/2020 - 10:47||
Leveraging Global Accessibility with Standards: Products, Goods, and Services for Everyone
The Strategic Advisory Group on Accessibility (SAG)—in its second year—supports this mission, and aims to bring awareness on accessibility and to provide information and guidance to the technical community on how to consider accessibility issues when developing new standards or when revising existing standards.
|04/20/2020 - 00:11||
Louisiana Department of Health Updates for 4/20/2020
The Louisiana Department of Health has updated its website to reflect the latest number of COVID-19 positives and will continue to update its website at noon each day. As of noon on April 20, the Department reports a total of 24,523 positive cases.
|04/15/2020 - 01:12||
New Report Shows 4 in 5 State Unemployment Websites Fail Mobile and Accessibility Tests
WASHINGTON—Nearly 17 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the digital infrastructure meant to support them is inadequate. A new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy, shows that the vast majority of state unemployment websites fail basic mobile and accessibility tests, making it difficult for people to apply for unemployment benefits.
|04/14/2020 - 14:57||
Nationwide study finds big differences in effects of congestion on access to jobs by car
Annual nationwide data from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota revealed significant differences among major U.S. cities in how well they are coping with the congestion.
|04/13/2020 - 23:26||
A Guide to Diversity & Inclusion in the 21st Century Workplace
This book is a guide for attorneys, judges, and businesspeople regarding the major issues of diversity and inclusion in the 21st Century. The first chapter reviews the provisions of the main federal and New York State laws concerning provisions of anti-discrimination, anti-harassment and anti-retaliation.