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  1. IoT called a 'wonderful thing' for people with disabilities 
  2. UK accessibility survey finds problems with PDFs and search
  3. What if your smart phone is out of touch?
  4. Most popular apps inaccessible to millions
  5. 4 reasons why an accessible website is a win-win
  6. MADA releases report on creating accessible services for entrepreneurs with disabilities
  7. An overlooked and growing market: People with disabilities
  8. Insight of the Month from IAAP Connections - For IAAP Members Only



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IoT called a 'wonderful thing' for people with disabilities 

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a great tool for those with disabilities, experts say. But government and industry can do more to ensure that IoT devices are accessible by all, through the implementation of universal design.

Read the full article on IoT and accessibility.
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UK accessibility survey finds problems with PDFs and search

A GOV.UK survey has identified areas users struggle with as well as technologies that are most popular with users. The survey received more than 700 responses.

Read the full article on the UK accessibility survey.

3

What if your smart phone is out of touch?

Phones, tablets, cash points and self-service check-outs are all designed to give the consumer control at the swipe of a finger. But what if you can't use them?

Read the full article on touch screen and accessibility.

4

Most popular apps inaccessible to millions

 
According to a study conducted by Centre for Internet and Society, many of the most-commonly used mobile apps in India are not accessible to people with visual impairments.

Read the full article on the study on inaccessible mobile apps.
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4 reasons why an accessible website is a win-win

Why do some people choose to make a website accessible? No matter what the motivation is, everyone benefits from creating accessible websites.

Read the full article on the benefits of accessible websites.

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MADA releases report on creating accessible services for entrepreneurs with disabilities

The Qatar Assistive Technology Centre (MADA) has released a report titled "Creating Accessible Services to Support Persons with Disabilities in Qatar".

Read the full article on the MADA report.

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An overlooked and growing market: People with disabilities

People with disabilities are being underserved and misunderstood by many businesses. In fact, trends such as the aging of populations and medical advancements could mean that this market will continue to grow.

Read the full article on disability and the business opportunity.

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Insight of the Month from IAAP Connections - For IAAP Members Only

This month a member posted an interesting question asking for some good examples of accessible websites that currently have great style and design.  Several IAAP members shared websites that they felt fit that description.  There was also a suggestion about forming a group to create and maintain a site to serve as an example for others.  The intent would be to have a site that has interesting content and be a model for one that is visually sophisticated yet accessible – dispelling the myth that accessibility means cumbersome code and bland interfaces.  Join the conversation on "Great Site Example".

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