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Siri’s True Face Is Unmasked To Encourage Making The Web More Accessible For All 

Get Accessible  | October 1, 2021
Apple’s smart assistant Siri was probably the voice you heard the most of during the lockdown, and now, you can meet the face guiding you behind the glass display. Susan Bennett, the original voice of Siri, is the face of a campaign by web accessibility tool UserWay urging businesses to make their online channels friendlier for […]

Bringing STEM to Students with Mobile Technology 

Rebecca Torchia  | September 15, 2021
Despite being one of the most in-demand sectors of the job market, STEM education is frequently subpar in districts serving minority students. As of 2018, students did not have access to Algebra II lessons in a quarter of high schools that primarily serve Black and Hispanic students, according to an article in Forbes. The lack of access […]

Get Accessible Review: CVS Mobile App 

Get Accessible  | September 8, 2021
The team at Get Accessible were able to review the latest version (7.8.2) of CVS mobile app. The goal was to do an end-to-end process review from a screen reader user experience.

Screen Reader, Please! 

Get Accessible  | September 8, 2021
Screen reader users continue to ask why digital products are still missing their needs 

Automation Is Now Taking Service Jobs Once Thought Safe 

EditorDavid  | September 6, 2021
"Ask for a roast beef sandwich at an Arby's drive-thru east of Los Angeles and you may be talking to Tori — an artificially intelligent voice assistant that will take your order and send it to the line cooks," reports the Associated Press. They're arguing that the pandemic "didn't just threaten Americans' health when it […]

New Company Raises Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Anti-Aging Research 

EditorDavid  | September 6, 2021
MIT's Technology Review reports on "Silicon Valley's latest wild bet on living forever," the newly-formed Altos Labs which it describes as "an ambitious new anti-aging company... "Altos is pursuing biological reprogramming technology, a way to rejuvenate cells in the lab that some scientists think could be extended to revitalize entire animal bodies, ultimately prolonging human […]

QR Codes Replace Service Staff as Pandemic Spurs Automation in US 

msmash  | September 1, 2021
American workers in manufacturing plants and distribution centres have long worried that their employers would find ways to replace them with robots and artificial intelligence, but the Covid-19 crisis has brought that threat to service workers, too. Businesses are increasingly turning to automated tools for customer service tasks long done by low-wage staff. But rather […]

Punishing platformer 'Ghostrunner' adds accessibility mode 

Igor Bonifacic  | August 31, 2021
Ghostrunner was one of the best surprises of 2020. It’s a stylish first-person platformer that takes the best elements of Titanfall’s parkour mechanics and adds a cyberpunk twist to the proceedings. It’s also a challenging game that demands precision and purpose from the player. Make a single mistake, and you’ll need to replay a section […]

Why Are Hyperlinks Blue? 

msmash  | August 27, 2021
Elise Blanchard, writing on Mozilla blog: [...] What happened in 1993 to suddenly make hyperlinks blue? No one knows, but I have some theories. I often hear that blue was chosen as the hyperlink color for color contrast. Well, even though the W3C wasn't created until 1994, and so the standards for which we judge […]

Google Updates Timeline For Unpopular Privacy Sandbox, Which Will Kill Third-Party Cookies In Chrome By 2023 

BeauHD  | July 27, 2021
Google has updated the schedule for its introduction of "Privacy Sandbox" browser technology and the phasing out of third-party cookies. The Register reports: The new timeline has split the bundle of technologies in the Privacy Sandbox into five phases: discussion, testing, implementation in Chrome (called "Ready for adoption"), Transition State 1 during which Chrome will […]
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