Monthly Digital Accessibility Roundup for March 2022
At Disability:IN we know that digital accessibility impacts all aspects of disability inclusion. If you have questions about our digital accessibility program, please contact Jeff Wissel, our Chief Accessibility Officer.
Upcoming Digital Accessibility Events at Disability:IN
The annual Disability:IN conference in July will have lots of digital accessibility content! We hope to see you there.
Digital Accessibility Conferences
Last month we highlighted Axe-Con and CSUN, two great accessibility conferences in March. Here’s one more in March, and two others in the next couple of months.
Access Conference (March 29-April 1, virtual and in-person in Boston) presented by captioning and audio description company 3PlayMedia, with a keynote from Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft
John Slatin AccessU (May 7-12, virtual and in-person in Austin) presented by Knowbility, a nonprofit leader in the digital accessibility consulting and training space since 1999
ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium (May 16-19, virtual and in-person in Baltimore)
Digital Accessibility Resources
The Disability:IN Digital accessibility team knows that the number of accessibility resources can be overwhelming. Each month we share just a few of the many free resources from our partners and other sources that we think are great. And don’t forget to visit the Disability:IN Resources Library where you can filter resources created by Disability:IN and our partners for accessibility.
Here are our resource suggestions for this month. If you are a Disability:IN partner and would like your accessibility resources featured in our monthly roundup, please let us know.
Digital Accessibility: The Billion-Customer Opportunity For Brands, an article in Ad Age encouraging readers to “emulate organizations that get accessibility right” and linking to resources from Disability:IN partners IBM and Microsoft
Recently updated Supplier Accessibility Support resources from Disability:IN partner Microsoft
Accessibility Guide for Suppliers (Digital Accessibility) from Disability:IN partner Barclays
Trail: Get Started with Web Accessibility from Disability:IN partner Salesforce
Extended reality (virtual, mixed, augmented reality) is not an idea for the future; it is happening now in training programs and other workplace environments. XR Access offers resources, research and more the ensure that your XR environments are inclusive for employees and others with disabilities.
Disability:IN is proud to be a partner with the Verizon Forward for Good’s Disability Innovation cohort.
News about the Disability:IN Digital Accessibility Team
Disability:IN’s Chief Accessibility Officer Jeff Wissel moderated a panel at the February Inclusion Works meeting titled How to Implement Digital Accessibility featuring Disability:IN Inclusion Works partners CVS Health, Citrix, and Scotiabank
In March Lainey Feingold (Disability:IN Digital Accessibility Resources) will be speaking at Axe-Con about 25 years of collaboration in the digital accessibility space, and at CSUN about the current digital accessibility legal environment
Lainey was a recent guest on the Workology Podcast, powered by PEAT, on the topic of Making Technology and Content Accessible for People with Disabilities