Scandinavian Airlines and UsableNet were in the news this week, when the Department of Transport ruled that Scandinavian Airlines’ separate site for people with disabilities contravened the DOT’s Web Accessibility Rule (read the full consent order) and fined them $100,000. Scandinavian Airlines argued that they had been assured by UsableNet that providing a separate site
Popularity in browsers Firefox popularity among screen reader users has been consistently increasing for the last few years. In a 2015 WebAIM survey, 34.9% of participants answered “Internet Explorer 10” to a question “When using your primary screen reader, which browser do you use most often?”, whereas 31% answered “Firefox”. However, in a 2017 survey,
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AccessibilityOz is an accessibility consultancy based in Australia and the United States. Gian Wild, the founder and Director, has worked on the accessibility of various web sites since 1998 and spent six years with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group contributing to WCAG2. AccessibilityOz offers a range of accessibility services and products to organisations and Government departments around the world. We have completed hundreds of audits and run training sessions and seminars over the last ten years for clients including United Nations, National Science Foundation, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Bureau of Meteorology and McDonalds.