WordCamp Atlanta was held in Atlanta on April 2018. The recorded presentations are now being posted.
One of the presentations was from Kim Camp Smalley. She provided an overview of the current US laws and standards regarding web accessibility, techniques and tools to evaluate a WordPress site for accessibility and how to identify the limitations of automated evaluations.
The number of companies facing legal action for inaccessible websites is on the rise. Inaccessible websites and digital content can limit access to users with disabilities. WordPress users can employ web accessibility evaluation tools to help determine if their content is accessible to users with disabilities. This session will provide an overview of several WordPress plugins, web-based tools, and accessibility resources. Designers, developers, and content creators can utilize these tools to evaluate websites against recognized guidelines and create a better user experience.
The video and a link to download her slides can be found here.
The BLS always announces release dates for all of the regular economic data series being produced a year ahead of time.
The Employment Situation is no exception. The data release usually falls on the first Friday of the month at 8:30 AM. The Bureau is fairly rigorous about the release date, even providing the data during weather shutdowns.
More than you ever wanted to know about disability statistics but an important reference. The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics has just released their 2017 Annual Report on Disability Statistics in the United States.
Because of the time lag in compiling the data, the data are based on 2016 data.
Quick Takeaways from the release:
In 2016, 20,761,092 individuals with disabilities ages 18 to 64 years were living in the community.
Of those, 7,461,001 were employed—35.9 percent (74.1 percent were NOT employed).
176,005,194 individuals without disabilities ages 18 to 64 years living in the community.
Of these, 135,089,199 individuals were employed—76.8 percent (33.2 percent were NOT employed)
The percentage of people with disabilities employed was highest in North Dakota (54.0 percent) and lowest in West Virginia (27.4 percent).
The PDF file and links to accessible HTML pages can be found on their website by following this link: