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Why Digital Publishing Should ...

  The goal of the education publishing industry has always been to help students attain ever-higher learning outcomes, and through the years the tools available to help attain that goal has continually changed. Publishers must now offer learning materials that can meet the needs of the tech- and digital media-savvy populace. The shift to e-Learning has changed the rules of ...

Digital Accessibility in Education

Every educational institution, regardless of how large or the age of the population it serves, is grappling with accessibility issues, and digital accessibility is a big one. Everyone wants to do the right thing for every student, and the imperative is great as new laws and guidelines to that effect are being implemented. There has been steady progress on many ...

More Talk about Assistive ...

  Text-to-speech (TTS) is a very popular assistive technology and getting quite well-known in the digital publishing industry. Software which enables a computer or mobile device to read the words on the screen out loud to the user has been around in various iterations for a long time now. This technology is becoming a standard educational tool, popular among students ...

ADA Title III Lawsuits ...

  The numbers are sobering. According to Seyfarth Shaw LLP, if ADA Title III federal lawsuit numbers continue to be filed at the current pace, 2018’s total will exceed 2017 by 30%, caused largely by the continued growth of website accessibility lawsuits. ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Title III lawsuits, which concern website accessibility, were filed more often in the ...

5G Will Soon Be ...

  5G networks are the proposed next generation telecommunication standard for mobile internet connectivity, promising faster speeds and more reliable connections for smartphones and other mobile devices. Similar to 4G and 3G before it, 5G is a wireless connection built specifically to keep up with the proliferation of devices that need a mobile internet connection. The “G” in 5G stands for ...

Thinking About Accessibility

  In a perfect world, it would make sense to assume that the internet is truly one of the best things that has ever happened to people with disabilities. Most people don’t think about it much, but if you think back to the days before the internet you will quickly realize why this is true. Before the internet, how did ...

More About WCAG 2.1

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 became a W3C Recommendation on December 11, 2008. It has been one of the major resources for making web content accessible to users with disabilities, referenced by accessibility policies of many countries and organizations and translated into twenty languages. It has become an ISO standard (ISO/IEC 40500:2012). WCAG 2.0 had taken many years to ...

Web Accessibility – What ...

W3C’s accessibility guidance is evolving. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 is now a W3C Recommendation. The designation of “Recommendation” means that the W3C considers the updated guidelines ready for implementation on web content and finalizes the development process. This new iteration includes an expansion of mobile, low vision, and cognitive and learning provisions. It maintains W3C’s accessibility guidance and standards ...

Litigation, Liability and Accessibility ...

  According to their website, “AccessibilityBlacklist.com (AB) was created to bring awareness to the millions of website owners, companies and individuals that continue to ignore the need to make their websites accessible to individuals with disabilities.”….”By denying these individuals equal access to the web, to experience the products and services that a website owner is providing, is a form of discrimination, ...

The ADA, the WCAG ...

  Title III of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) prohibits discrimination against disabled persons in places of “public accommodation.” The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. Basically, businesses that provide goods or ...

Be Aware of Generation ...

According to Forbes,  the generation after Millennials, which they defined as people born from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, made up 25% of the U.S. population in 2015, making them a larger cohort than the Baby Boomers or Millennials. These people are known as Generation Z (Gen Z, for short). They are a very important demographic because most of Generation Z ...

What is ePub?

At MediaWire we know that people should have equal access to information and knowledge regardless of disability; in fact, it’s a right confirmed by the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. That’s where ePub technology comes in. In tech-speak but to the point; ePub is the packaged accessible interchange and delivery format for digital publications. It’s a ...