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Archive for January, 2008

February Milestone On Road To Web Access Guidelines

Another step towards publication of the long-awaited international
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) will be
reached on 1 February, with the closing of the call for public comment
on a final working draft.

New UK Equality Commission Gears Up For Action

The UK’s new Equality and Human Rights Commission is likely to be a more effective ally for those lobbying for better access to technology by people with disabilities than its predecessor Disability Rights Commission, a senior official told E-Access Bulletin this month.

Robo Contribution

An email-based service which translates electronic documents into Braille or synthetic speech has won the British Computer Society’s 2007 Social Contribution Award.
‘RoboBraille’ is a free service and currently supports seven languages. It was developed by a consortium led by the Danish National Centre for Visual Impairment for Children and Youth: .

Study Finds Mixed Response to Digital TV Switchover

The ‘help scheme’ on offer to people with disabilities to assist with the
UK-wide switchover to digital TV works well, though many users will
find digital services harder to use, research from the RNIB has found.

BCAB Launch EyeT4All

The British Computer Association of the Blind (BCAB) have launched an initiative called EyeT4All. The revolutionary initiative brings easy to use, affordable access technology to visually impaired people around the UK.