The release of Internet Explorer 9 has brought about new accessibility challenges which have, as a result, necessitated many assistive technology manufacturers to release new.
McLean, Virginia – April 7, 2011 – SSB BART Group (SSB) and TecAccess are pleased to announce a strategic partnership that allows SSB to expand.
Recently the U.S. Court of Appeals made a ruling on Enyart v. The National Conference of Bar Examiners that upheld the right of a blind law school graduate student to use specific assistive technology – in this case JAWS and ZoomText – when taking a licensing exam. The impact of the ruling is that users with disabilities have a clear right to take a test using assistive technology they are directly familiar with when preventing this would make the test accessible. This ensures the examination is administered in a fashion that allows an accurate gauge of the individual’s efficacy and domain knowledge not their disability.
The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 focuses on ensuring that communications and media services, content, equipment, emerging technologies, and new modes of transmission are accessible to disabled users. The bill is primarily targeted at communications and video equipment manufacturers, video service providers and producers of video content. The act requires that all communications and video programming service or equipment providers must provide services and equipment in an equally accessible manner to ensure compliance with government regulations for accessibility. The act builds on a variety of current pieces of legislation relating to accessibility including Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act amending and extending them as needed.