Blog - Web Accessibility

Symbol of accessibility on websites. Silhouette of a person  with open arms inside a circle.
 

On June 29th, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the reaching of settlements with 11 education organizations to ensure website accessibility for people with disabilities.

Picture of an orange chair on a house porch published in Facebook.
 

On April 4th, Facebook launched their new object recognition technology that provides a description of pictures posted on their platform. They call this technology  “automatic alternative text.”

Video on YuTube. The control bar has a button with the letters "cc" to activate the captiions.
 

As a part of the incremental enforcement of captioning of internet video programming, a new deadline arrives on March 30, 2016.  Distributors of video programming that they have uploaded to the Internet and is later shown on TV with captions, will have 15 days, after the date the programming is first shown on TV with captions, to add captions to it.

Over a table: a gun, 3 bullets, a bag of cocaine and several dollars spread around
 

Last August, Netflix released their original series “Narcos” which offers audio description and closed caption in Spanish and English. This is the first of their original productions to have Spanish audio description.