Accessibility Bulletin October 2020

Accessibility Bulletin October 2020 is out. Read what’s happening in the accessibility community. Also take time to participate in the accessibility challenge for this month.
The highlights of the Accessibility Bulletin October 2020 are

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National Disability employment awareness month

October month is observed as National disability employment awareness month in United States. During this month Tech disability project is running a community survey to better understand the needs and experiences of tech professionals with disabilities. . On October 19th, Tech Disability is also organizing a Community Mixer. Read more and register on the Tech disability website.

XR accessibility User requirements for review

W3C is ready with the next draft and is seeking for review of XR accessibility User requirements. Read the XAUR draft and share your comments.

W3C particularly would like input on any user needs or requirements that are missing from this draft. To comment, please open a new issue in the APA GitHub repository, and add the “XAUR” label. You can also send an email to

11th NCPEDP – Mphasis Universal Design Awards – 2020

National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) is a cross-disability, non-profit organization, working as an interface between the Government, Industry, International Agencies, and the Voluntary Sector towards empowerment of persons with disabilities.

NCPEDP every year conducts the Universal design awards in partnership with Mphasis. Here is the 11th version. Watch the full award party.

Liquid mode in Adobe Reader

Manifesting the future of PDF, Liquid Mode delivers a breakthrough reading experience that enables a much easier way to read documents on mobile. Consuming content on mobile has long been a painful experience — especially if a document is long and wordy. In fact, new Adobe research shows that 65 percent of Americans find it frustrating; 45 percent stopped reading or didn’t even try; and 72 percent say they would work on their mobile device more if it were easier. Read the details on Adobe blog.

Accessibility enhancements in IOS 14

IOs 14 brought in several accessibility enhancements. Those include the never imagined device back tap functionality, sound recognition feature and many more. Read the Maxability blog on Accessibility features in IOS 14.

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