Skip to content

3 Things

An every Tuesday, snack-size post featuring articles, book reviews, product info, quotes, events, freebies...all sifted through and curated into a 3 item list. Short, concise, digestible. Enjoy.

3 Things - Tuesday, December 19

Maggie Vaughan | December 19, 2023 | 3 Things

'Tis the season for holiday travel. Whether it's by air, land, or sea, traveling with a disability can be a challenge. Here are three stories from three travelers with disabilities. The Truth About Traveling While Disabled...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, December 12

Maggie Vaughan | December 12, 2023 | 3 Things

Three jobs in higher education. Disability Services Coordinator - Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, FLThis Disability Services Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of disability services, supporting students...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, December 5

Maggie Vaughan | December 5, 2023 | 3 Things

Celebrating those setting the trend in digital inclusivity On October 26, Adobe released a blog post introducing a distinguished group of individuals referred to as "Leaders of Accessibility," highlighting them as trendsetters in the...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, November 28

Maggie Vaughan | November 28, 2023 | 3 Things

Three upcoming accessibility conferences. Mark your calendars for 2024.  axe-con, February 20-22, 2024 - online Save the date! The world’s largest digital accessibility conference is back. With the success...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, November 21

Maggie Vaughan | November 21, 2023 | 3 Things

5 Tips for a Sensory-Friendly Thanksgiving This Thanksgiving, address your or your loved one’s needs by planning for the holiday with sensory-friendly adaptations, favorite food substitutions, and mindful moments to de-stress....

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, November 14

Maggie Vaughan | November 14, 2023 | 3 Things

Three accessibility job opportunities in higher education. Assistive Technology Coordinator - Towson University, Towson, MD Coordinates accommodations involving assistive technology software and hardware and alternative text conversions...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, November 7

Maggie Vaughan | November 7, 2023 | 3 Things

It's election day! Get out there and vote! Let your voice be heard! The Blind Voter's Guide to VotingThe Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was signed into law on October 29, 2002, to address the problems during the 2000 presidential election. One...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, October 31

Maggie Vaughan | October 31, 2023 | 3 Things

Three times when accessibility was done wrong. 2.4.11: Adversarial Conformance HAL, the UI designer, can claim that it followed WCAG even though it’s clear that HAL expended effort on minimally conforming while negative...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, October 24

Maggie Vaughan | October 24, 2023 | 3 Things

Three ways to help everyone have a Happy Halloween. Ditch the strobe lights, scary sounds, and loud music. Loud or frightening noises and bright flashing lights can cause big problems for trick-or-treaters with sensory processing issues,...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, October 17

Maggie Vaughan | October 17, 2023 | 3 Things

Three techniques to help you meet three of the WCAG 2.2 Success Criteria. Technique G219: Ensuring that an alternative is available for dragging movements that operate on content This Technique aims to ensure that people with motor impairments...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, October 10

Maggie Vaughan | October 10, 2023 | 3 Things

Digital Accessibility Specialist - College of Engineering, UC Berkeley (2-year contract position) Reporting to Berkeley Engineering's web director, this position identifies all websites, web applications, social media, learning...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, October 3

Maggie Vaughan | October 3, 2023 | 3 Things

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This is a time to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and to work towards creating a more inclusive workforce. By raising awareness of employment...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, September 26

Maggie Vaughan | September 26, 2023 | 3 Things

Three professional development opportunities about accessibility.   WordPress Accessibility Day 2023, September 27-28, Livestream, FreeWordPress Accessibility Day is a 24-hour global event dedicated to promoting and learning...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, September 19

Maggie Vaughan | September 19, 2023 | 3 Things

Three A11Y tips for a better web experience. Understanding Page Structure Pages with a clear structure and hierarchy are easy for people to understand. A good structure helps people navigate through content, find what they're looking...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, September 12

Maggie Vaughan | September 12, 2023 | 3 Things

Three jobs edition. Accessibility Specialist - W3C / MIT (Temporary)The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) seeks a full-time staff member to work on digital accessibility standards and supporting materials. The Accessibility Specialist will...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, September 5

Maggie Vaughan | September 5, 2023 | 3 Things

Back to school edition. Two-thirds of NYC public schools not fully accessible for students with physical disabilities More than two-thirds of New York City public schools are not fully accessible for students with physical...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, August 29

Maggie Vaughan | August 29, 2023 | 3 Things

Three special days in September. National Guide Dog DaySeptember 2023 is National Guide Dog Month in the United States. This month is a celebration of all guide dogs or service dogs. This month-long celebration aims to raise awareness, support,...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, August 22

Maggie Vaughan | August 22, 2023 | 3 Things

Three professional development opportunities. EvolveDrupal - September 8, 2023With over 120 professionals coming together to learn, connect, and inspire, it set the bar high, and we're determined to exceed expectations once again! Engage in...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, August 15

Maggie Vaughan | August 15, 2023 | 3 Things

Three A11Y tips for a better web experience. Designing Accessible Text Over Images: Best Practices, Techniques, And Resources (Part 1) The text over images design pattern is a design technique used to place text on top of images....

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, August 8

Maggie Vaughan | August 8, 2023 | 3 Things

Three accessibility jobs. Systems Accessibility Analyst 2 - The Ohio State University, Romote Under the direction of the Associate Director of Web Services, and with a keen and balanced sensitivity to meeting human needs and mitigating...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, August 1

Maggie Vaughan | August 1, 2023 | 3 Things

On July 25, "The Justice Department sent to the Federal Register for publication a notice of proposed rulemaking under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that aims to improve web and mobile applications (apps) access for people...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, July 25

Maggie Vaughan | July 25, 2023 | 3 Things

In celebration of the Accessibility Summit, today's 3Things is about the Higher Education Web Professionals Association (HighEdWeb.)  EventsHighEdWeb hosts three must attend conferences every year. The Analytics...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, July 18

Maggie Vaughan | July 18, 2023 | 3 Things

Three checks in DubBot that keep you compliant and help you deliver an exceptional user experience. PDF Checker 2.0 PDF checker version 2.0 is now live with more abilities to filter your PDFs by types of issues found. If your site is...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, July 11

Maggie Vaughan | July 11, 2023 | 3 Things

For this week's 3Things, we identified three job opportunities within higher education that specifically focus on accessibility. Director of Digital Accessibility - Tarrant County College  Reporting to the District Director of Web...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, July 4

Maggie Vaughan | July 4, 2023 | 3 Things

The  World Para Athletics Championships begins July 8 in Paris, France. Here are 3 things about this popular Paralympic sport. World Para Athletics  "Para athletics is the biggest sport within the Paralympic...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, June 27

Maggie Vaughan | June 27, 2023 | 3 Things

Google’s Parrotron is an AI tool for people with speech impediments For millions of folks around the world, speech impairment is a fact of life. Roughly 7.5 million people in the U.S. have trouble vocalizing words and phrases,...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, June 20

Maggie Vaughan | June 20, 2023 | 3 Things

Understanding SC 2.5.5: Target Size (Level AAA) The intent of this success criteria is to ensure that target sizes are large enough for users to easily activate them, even if the user is accessing content on a small handheld touch...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, June 13

Maggie Vaughan | June 13, 2023 | 3 Things

University Webmaster and Developer - Jacksonville University The University Webmaster and Developer serves as the leader for Jacksonville University’s website and subsidiary sites. This position oversees the management of the...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, June 6

Maggie Vaughan | June 6, 2023 | 3 Things

A Faculty Guide to the Five W's of College Disability Services  This guide is intended to provide faculty with a high-level overview of disability services. To help make the guide be more digestible, included with each "W" is a key...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, May 30

Maggie Vaughan | May 30, 2023 | 3 Things

3 Ways AI Can Help Students with Disabilities Artificial intelligence (AI) can improve accessibility and ensure that students with disabilities have access to rich learning opportunities. Artificial intelligence is being...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, May 23

Maggie Vaughan | May 23, 2023 | 3 Things

Coinciding with the release of Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie (Youtube) this week's 3Things is three things about Parkinson's disease. Causes of Parkinson's DiseaseFor most people, the cause of Parkinson's is unknown...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, May 16

Maggie Vaughan | May 16, 2023 | 3 Things

Three virtual events to help you celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Fix Your Content Day 2023 - May 18Fix Your Content Day is a 24-hour contest committed to creating accessible and more inclusive digital learning content...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, May 9

Maggie Vaughan | May 9, 2023 | 3 Things

Senior Associate Director, Web Services in Marketing and Communications, Columbia Business School (job announcement is closed)Reporting to the Director of Digital Marketing & Technology, the Senior Associate Director Web Services is a vital...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, May 2

Maggie Vaughan | May 2, 2023 | 3 Things

Mattel unveils a Barbie with Down syndrome "We are proud to introduce a Barbie doll with Down syndrome to better reflect the world around us and further our commitment to celebrating inclusion through play," Lisa McKnight, the executive...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, April 25

Maggie Vaughan | April 25, 2023 | 3 Things

11th M-Enabling Summit ($$, conference) "The leading all-inclusive conference and showcase dedicated to promoting innovations, solutions and strategies for digital inclusion. The M-Enabling Summit offers a unique gathering of...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, April 18

Maggie Vaughan | April 18, 2023 | 3 Things

Establishing metrics for accessibility ROI - Karl Groves "...it is logical to determine that we’ve now come full circle on the idea that the best way to avoid spending money on accessibility is to avoid accessibility problems...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, April 11

Maggie Vaughan | April 11, 2023 | 3 Things

Director of the Office of Disability and Equity - Community College of Aurora, Aurora, CO The Director of the Office of Disability and Equity (ODE) reports to the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and is responsible for...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, April 4

Maggie Vaughan | April 4, 2023 | 3 Things

What we've learned about designing for accessibility from our users Slack’s accessibility team recently launched a series of changes to make navigating around Slack more reliable and efficient for keyboard-only and...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, March 28

Maggie Vaughan | March 28, 2023 | 3 Things

Three Upcoming Webinars Navigating Accessibility - Hosted by Promet Source and presented in partnership with DubBot.Participants will gain insights into automated and manual testing processes to create more accessible and inclusive...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, March 21

Maggie Vaughan | March 21, 2023 | 3 Things

Today is World Down Syndrome Day (video) James Martin's dad tells of pride as Belfast actor is first star with Down's Syndrome to win OscarSpeaking to BBC Radio's Good Morning Ulster, his father Ivan Martin said: "It’s an amazing...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, March 14

Maggie Vaughan | March 14, 2023 | 3 Things

Accessibility Manager (Remote) - The position has been filled. 508 Compliance Specialist, DMS International, Washington, DCThe 508 Compliance Specialist will be responsible for supporting our clients by providing Section 508 compliance...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, March 7

Maggie Vaughan | March 7, 2023 | 3 Things

Judy Heumann died suddenly on Saturday at age 75 at a hospital in Washington, D.C.. Today's 3Things would like to honor her, her work, and her legacy. Rest in peace and power. "She contracted polio in 1949 in Brooklyn, New York and began to use...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, Feb. 28

Maggie Vaughan | February 28, 2023 | 3 Things

Three TED Talks - all links below go to YouTube. 4 ways to design a disability-friendly future | Meghan Hussey Sharing her experience growing up with an autistic sister, disability inclusion advocate Meghan Hussey illuminates...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, Feb. 21

Maggie Vaughan | February 21, 2023 | 3 Things

Assistant Vice President, Digital Accessibility - Credit One Bank, Las Vegas, NV As an Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Digital Accessibility at Credit One Bank, you will be responsible for the ongoing growth, application, and...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, Feb. 14

Maggie Vaughan | February 14, 2023 | 3 Things

Princeton to host the Inclusive Futures: Disability and Technology Symposium This symposium, convened by Victor Zhuang, Fung Global Fellow 2022-23, brings together scholars and practitioners to consider the future of technology and...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, Feb. 7

Maggie Vaughan | February 7, 2023 | 3 Things

Learning the 'Unspoken Rules' - a boot camp gets autistic students ready for the workforce. Welcome to RIT’s Career Ready Bootcamp, a two- to three-week program that is part of a nascent effort to tackle stubbornly high...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, Jan. 31

Maggie Vaughan | January 31, 2023 | 3 Things

Neurodiversity Design SystemThe NDS is a coherent set of standards and principles that combine neurodiversity and user experience design for Learning Management Systems. Design accessible learning interfaces supporting success and achievement...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, Jan. 24

Maggie Vaughan | January 24, 2023 | 3 Things

3 Must Attendee Conferences CSUN Assistive Technology Conference March 13-17 ~ Anaheim, CA ($$)Whether you have been attending the conference for years or are planning to attend your first, the CSUN Assistive Technology...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, Jan. 17

Maggie Vaughan | January 17, 2023 | 3 Things

#3A11yThings looks at 3 ways to satisfy 3 WCAG 2.2 Success Criteria Audit your focus styles Problem: "I can't tell where the keyboard focus is as I move around a web page or app."Works well: "I can see where the keyboard focus is as I...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, Jan. 10

Maggie Vaughan | January 10, 2023 | 3 Things

Senior Applications Developer - Commonwealth of PA, Dauphin County, PA The Senior Applications Developer serves as the lead technical developer on system acceptance testing projects, providing support to lower-level developers by making...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, Jan. 3

Maggie Vaughan | January 3, 2023 | 3 Things

Blind and disabled veterans can’t access VA websites, report says Now, a new report from the Senate Special Committee on Aging is taking VA to task for neglecting accessibility issues on its websites. Despite the fact that 27 percent...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, December 27

Maggie Vaughan | December 27, 2022 | 3 Things

New Year’s resolutions: embracing challenges  Setting New Year’s resolutions can leave you disappointed, but they can also push you to succeed. Raya Al-Jadir explores why New Year’s resolutions...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, December 20

Maggie Vaughan | December 20, 2022 | 3 Things

Holiday gift ideas for loved ones with disabilities in your life. SoundBot SB210 Wireless Musical BeanieEliminating the need to swap back and forth between hearing aids and earbuds or trying to squash headphones over behind-the-ear hearing...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, December 13

Maggie Vaughan | December 13, 2022 | 3 Things

Business Analyst, Westpac Group - Sydney, AUAssisting with driving the achievement of Westpac’s strategy by working with stakeholders to elicit, analyze, communicate, validate, and manage accessibility requirements and defects of...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, December 6

Maggie Vaughan | December 6, 2022 | 3 Things

Disabled people fear Twitter changes under Elon Musk leave them behind. Twitter has long been an essential public space for people with disabilities because of its unique format and broad reach. But now many people worry that recent...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, November 29

Maggie Vaughan | November 29, 2022 | 3 Things

DOJ and Congressional Updates on Digital Accessibility - Ken Nakata, former Senior Trial Attorney with the U.S. Justice Department's Disability Rights SectionWhile Federal agency websites are important for shaping how the Federal government...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, November 22

Maggie Vaughan | November 22, 2022 | 3 Things

A more inclusive Thanksgiving Day for the deaf and hard of hearing. Find Your Guest’s Preferred Mode of CommunicationDo they need a microphone in the middle of the table? Do they have single-sided hearing loss and prefer a specific...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, November 15

Maggie Vaughan | November 15, 2022 | 3 Things

5 Visual Treatments that Improve AccessibilityTo design accessible visuals, account for color contrast, don’t rely on color alone, make interactive elements easy to identify, provide useful alternative text for images, and test your...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, November 8

Maggie Vaughan | November 8, 2022 | 3 Things

Associate Director, Student Accessibility Services - The College of William & MaryThe Associate Director provides ongoing support and advocacy for students with disabilities, both within and outside of the classroom. The incumbent will serve...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, November 1

Maggie Vaughan | November 1, 2022 | 3 Things

The "A" in DEIA: Why Corporate Leaders Must Include AccessibilityAlthough corporations have strategies in place to support employees with reported disabilities, DEIA efforts must extend beyond checking boxes and complying with laws....

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, October 25

Maggie Vaughan | October 25, 2022 | 3 Things

WordPress Accessibility Day - November 2-3, 2022WordPress Accessibility Day is a 24-hour global event dedicated to promoting and learning website accessibility best practices for WordPress websites. Representation in alt text - Aaron...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, October 18

Maggie Vaughan | October 18, 2022 | 3 Things

3 Jobs Edition Accessibility Document Specialist - University of FloridaThe Accessibility Document Specialist is responsible for providing Section 508 compliant document remediation support to clients with an emphasis on PDF, MS Suite, and...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, October 11

Maggie Vaughan | October 11, 2022 | 3 Things

3 Volunteer Positions with HighEdWeb Link Journal EditorThis position works as part of the Link Journal Committee to edit content for Link, The Journal of Higher Education Web Professionals. Editors will work with the...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, October 4

Maggie Vaughan | October 4, 2022 | 3 Things

3 Ways to Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month Put Up a Poster! NDEAM is a great time to freshen up bulletin boards in workplaces, schools, libraries or other community locations. Educate Employees! For employers,...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, September 27

Maggie Vaughan | September 27, 2022 | 3 Things

Inclusive Design 24 2022 - September 22Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) is a free 24-hour online event for the global community. It celebrates inclusive design and shares knowledge and ideas from analogue to digital, from design to development, from...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, September 20

Maggie Vaughan | September 20, 2022 | 3 Things

A11Y Apps JABtalk (Android)JABtalk is a free speech communication application designed to help non-verbal children and adults communicate. Speech therapists commonly refer to JABtalk as an easy and effective augmentative and alternative...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, September 13

Maggie Vaughan | September 13, 2022 | 3 Things

6 Helpful Accessibility Features in the Amazon KindleThese Kindle features help people with dyslexia, vision impairments, and other disabilities experience the joys of reading. Android Accessibility - Made for the way you want to use it.From...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, September 6

Maggie Vaughan | September 6, 2022 | 3 Things

3 Jobs Edition Digital Accessibility Coordinator ~ University of VirginiaAs a critical member of the Office of Equal Opportunity & Civil Rights team, the Digital Accessibility Coordinator serves as a subject matter expert and...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, August 30

Maggie Vaughan | August 30, 2022 | 3 Things

A11y peeps to follow on Twitter Dax Castro - Accessibility Advocate, public speaker, trainer and lover of all things Adobe. Not to mention blacksmith, whitewater rafter and non-stop talker. Thomas Logan - CEO @Equal_Entry,...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, August 23

Maggie Vaughan | August 23, 2022 | 3 Things

Evaluating the Accessibility User Experience - Chax Chat podcast- Do you ask yourself "What do I want the end-user experience to be?" when designing your forms? What about the heading structure of your document? Chad and Dax take this...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, August 16

Maggie Vaughan | August 16, 2022 | 3 Things

Accessible Email Testing ToolIt is the mission of Accessible-email.org to promote email marketing accessibility and usability. Accessibility Acceptance CriteriaAutomatically generate test cases for Web, iOS, and Android components. The...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, August 9

Maggie Vaughan | August 9, 2022 | 3 Things

3 Jobs Edition Accessibility & Communications Specialist ~ American Association on Health & DisabilityThe American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) www.aahd.us is a cross-disability national non-profit 501(c) (3)...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, August 2

Maggie Vaughan | August 2, 2022 | 3 Things

He's My Brother - documentary PBS Point of ViewChristine's brother Peter experiences his world through touch, smell, and taste. Now 30 years old, Peter's family is having trouble finding the proper care for his multiple disabilities. He's My...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, July 26

Maggie Vaughan | July 26, 2022 | 3 Things

Disability activists suggest that disability allies learn ways to support the disability community. Each 3Things post during July, Disability Pride Month, will provide ideas for participation, education and support. Watch Crip Camp: A...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, July 19

Maggie Vaughan | July 19, 2022 | 3 Things

Disability activists suggest that disability allies learn ways to support the disability community. Each 3Things post during July, Disability Pride Month, will provide ideas for participation, education and support. Watch "Coda""There has been...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, July 12

Maggie Vaughan | July 12, 2022 | 3 Things

Disability activists suggest that disability allies learn ways to support the disability community. Each 3Things post during July, Disability Pride Month, will provide ideas for participation, education and support. Educate yourself about...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, July 5

Maggie Vaughan | July 5, 2022 | 3 Things

It's Disability Pride Month! Disability Pride Month July is Disability Pride Month. If you didn’t know that, to be honest, we’re not surprised! Even though it’s been celebrated by some members of the disability...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, June 28

Maggie Vaughan | June 28, 2022 | 3 Things

3 Webinars Stop Screaming Into the Void - Getting Your Accessibility Ideas Heard by Those Above You - June 28, 2020 (IAAP, free)You've got the accessibility consultant role, something that makes a real difference in your company. But your...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, June 21

Maggie Vaughan | June 21, 2022 | 3 Things

3 Youtube Channels The Blind Life Sam Seavey - The Blind Life is a representation of what is going on in my life and what I enjoy, all from the visually impaired perspective. I'm a big fan of mobile technology and Low vision...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, June 14

Maggie Vaughan | June 14, 2022 | 3 Things

 3 Jobs Edition Senior Systems Quality Assurance Analyst - ADA (THIS JOB POSTING HAS EXPIRED)Wells Fargo BankWells Fargo is seeking a Senior Systems Quality Assurance Analyst - ADA in Credit Card & Merchant Services as part of...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, June 7

Maggie Vaughan | June 7, 2022 | 3 Things

Why Does Accessibility Matter? Smashing Magazine's Vitaly Friedman talks in-depth to Sara Soueidan to find out. A Tsunami of Disability Is Coming as a Result of 'Long COVID' We need to plan for a future where millions of...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, May 31

Maggie Vaughan | May 31, 2022 | 3 Things

3 Conferences HighEdWeb 2022 Accessibility Summit ($) - July 28, 2002Learn best practices, share stories with your peers and expand your knowledge on a wide range of accessibility topics. Beginners and experts, non-technical...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, May 17

Maggie Vaughan | May 17, 2022 | 3 Things

May 19 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Purpose The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments. How to...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, May 10

Maggie Vaughan | May 10, 2022 | 3 Things

 3 Jobs Edition Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence (This position is now closed)~ Georgia Institute of TechnologyThe College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks experienced applicants for the...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, May 3

Maggie Vaughan | May 3, 2022 | 3 Things

Voters with Disabilities Face New Ballot Restrictions Ahead of MidtermsAs voters went to the polls last month in the Texas primary, the voting rights hotline lit up at the nonprofit advocacy agency Disability Rights Texas. Delaware groups raise...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, April 26

Maggie Vaughan | April 26, 2022 | 3 Things

Help celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on May 19! Here are three ways you and your organization can participate. (The following are taken directly from the GAAD website.)  Publish a blog post on or before Global...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, April 19

Maggie Vaughan | April 19, 2022 | 3 Things

#DeafTalent #DeafTalent was started as a way for actors, performers, and directors who are deaf to push back against an industry that continuously hires hearing individuals when a deaf individual would be a much more appropriate choice....

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, April 12

Maggie Vaughan | April 12, 2022 | 3 Things

 3 Jobs Edition Digital Accessibility Specialist ~ Elsevier, Philadelphia/PAAs a Senior Accessibility Specialist, you will develop and oversee the delivery of compliant and usable designs for our global e products. You will...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, April 5

Maggie Vaughan | April 5, 2022 | 3 Things

Letters to the Editor: Aphasia is a form of hidden disability Following reports in the media about the condition, it is clear that there needs to be a conversation about aphasia. There needs to be accurate reporting and a clear...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, March 29

Maggie Vaughan | March 29, 2022 | 3 Things

Paralympic Gold Medalist Changes Adaptive Sports Paralympic gold medalist Mike Schultz lost his leg in a snowmobile race in 2008 — now he’s creating lower limb prosthetic equipment for high-impact gravity sports. How the...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, March 22

Maggie Vaughan | March 22, 2022 | 3 Things

3 Focus State Facts Focus states need to have at least a 3:1 contrast ratio against the background color. All interactive components on a page need a focus state, not just buttons or links. Focus states cannot just be a color change. You need...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, March 15

Maggie Vaughan | March 15, 2022 | 3 Things

3 Podcasts AccessAbility Works is a podcast that explains authentic digital inclusion —ensuring that organizations’ digital offerings, websites, mobile apps, and work environments are accessible and usable to people of all...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, March 8

Maggie Vaughan | March 8, 2022 | 3 Things

 3 Jobs Edition Accessibility Program Manager, AWS Accessibility ~ AmazonAs an Accessibility Program Manager, you will work with global teams to develop and implement strategies to improve accessibility. You will establish,...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, March 1

Maggie Vaughan | March 1, 2022 | 3 Things

Your Wordle Results Are Annoying, but Not for the Reasons You ThinkWhen sharing Wordle results and other emoji-heavy content, it’s important to know how inaccessible these results can be for disabled people and what it is like to have...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, Feb. 22

Maggie Vaughan | February 22, 2022 | 3 Things

The crisis is real: Where are the web accessibility professionals?The shortage of qualified talent is felt by all of us. But from where will these individuals come, and how can we accelerate their availability? How To Hire For Digital...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, Feb. 15

Maggie Vaughan | February 15, 2022 | 3 Things

3 A11Y Meetup Groups WordPress Accessibility MeetupVirtual meetups on making WordPress websites accessible with ASL interpretation and live captions. This meetup has been officially approved for Continuing Accessibility Education Credits for...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, Feb. 8

Maggie Vaughan | February 8, 2022 | 3 Things

3 Tips for Accessible Emails Use Headers. If you use headers screen reader users are able to work out the hierarchy of the page. Use contrasting colours for backgrounds and text. Some colours might look nice but don't work in terms of...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, Feb. 1

Maggie Vaughan | February 1, 2022 | 3 Things

NYC Gallery Displays Works By Artists With Special NeedsA Manhattan gallery known for displaying works by world-famous names is hosting a rare exhibit by a unique group of relative unknowns: artists with autism and other special needs. 'As We...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, Jan. 25

Maggie Vaughan | January 25, 2022 | 3 Things

3Etiquette Best Practices Ask before you help   Just because someone has a disability, don’t assume she needs help. If the setting is accessible, people with disabilities can usually get around fine. Adults with...

Read More

3 Things - Tuesday, Jan. 18

Maggie Vaughan | January 18, 2022 | 3 Things

Why Miss America Winner Emma Broyles Considers ADHD To Be Her 'Superpower'"She even shared that while sometimes having ADHD is a struggle, she sees some aspects of it as an advantage or "superpower." Artist Makes Prostheses With Darker Skin...

Read More