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Accessible Websites are No Longer an Option—They’re Law

By David Linabury

“Can I be sued if my website isn’t accessible? YES.  Over 5,000 website accessibility lawsuits were filed in the United States between January and June last year. In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was created. At first, it only dealt with “barriers to entrance” meaning physical barriers, such as installing wheelchair ramps for stairs, doors, etc. In 2010, the Act was updated to included websites. The ADA determined that denying access to information constitutes a barrier to entrance.” Read the full article on Automation Alley.


Read a related article on how 2018 was a bad year for most businesses that chosen to fight website accessibility in court.

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The most influential women in tech | Alphr

By Emma Sims @EmmaPSims1

“The technology industry has long been known, lampooned and lamented as a man’s world. With 0.4% of female pupils choosing to study computer science for A-Level last year, the tech world is at risk of morphing (or should that be crystallising) into a hotbed of white, male computer science graduates with an inexplicable proclivity for hoodies (see: Zuckerberg).

Armed with years of high-intensity coding classes and mechanics modules, these Imperial College graduates are sharp-elbowed, ambitious – and overwhelmingly male. And while there’s nothing inherently wrong with the male gender (although there are corners of Twitter that would vehemently disagree), tech’s gender imbalance needs to change.

Praise be, then, to the women challenging the stereotype. CEOs, entrepreneurs, coding extraordinaires – these women are…” Keep Reading 

Source: The most influential women in tech | Alphr

 


Read about another impressive women in tech Ann Cavoukian

Will Privacy First Be The New Normal? An Interview With Privacy Guru, Ann Cavoukian

by Hessie Jones

Ann Cavoukian, former 3-Term Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, and currently Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada:

“I call myself an anti-marketer, especially these days. My background has predominantly come from database marketing and the contextualization of data to make more informed decisions to effectively sell people more stuff.  The data that I saw, whether it be in banking, loyalty programs, advertising and social platforms – user transactions, digital behavior, interactions, conversations, profiles – were sewn together to create narratives about individuals and groups, their propensities, their intents and their potential risk to the business….”

Read the full article in Forbes, COGNITIVE WORLD