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event roundup

Upcoming Accessibility Events (2023)

Mark your calendar! Here are some terrific digital accessibility events coming up in 2023. Please add any good ones that I missed in the comments.

Also, check out my Twitter list of accessibility meetup groups around the world.

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disability roundup

Stock photos of people with disabilities

Slightly off topic, but if you’re seeking a stock photo including people with a disability, here is a list of resources. Please submit a comment if you know of any others!

  • Pixabay (disability search) – free images & royalty free stock.
  • Disability Inclusive Stock Photography – Disability:IN is pleased to offer disability inclusive stock photography to the public. In an effort to empower business to achieve disability inclusion and equality, we encourage corporations to use this in recruitment material, marketing material, internal and external communications, etc. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
  • Pexels (disability search) Free Disability Photos.
  • Disabled And Here Collection – This stock library is a disability-led effort to provide free and inclusive images from our own perspective, with photos and illustrations celebrating disabled Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC).
  • DisabilityImages – Nice photos but requires payment. Disability Images was acquired by Design Pics Inc. in July of 2019. After building this unique collection depicting authentic persons with real disabilities over the past many years, the previous owners elected to have Disability Images become part the Design Pics family of brands. This transition allows for continued service to the valued clients who have come to rely on this collection to serve their specific image requirements.
  • PhotoAbility – Nice photos but requires payment. Stock Image Library featuring individuals with disabilities in Travel, Leisure and Lifestyle settings.
  • The Disability Illustration Pack – by Black Illustrations, $18 at time of publishing
  • SocietyPix / gesellschaftsbilder.de (added from comments) – their vision is to “expand the photo collection to show members of other marginalized communities in non-stereotypical ways”. They are free to use for editorial purposes and for a small fee for others.

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jobs roundup

Digital Accessibility Jobs, Dec 2022

Here’s a list of some of the latest job openings in digital accessibility—some great opportunities!

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articles roundup

Reading List Nov 2022

Recommended articles and presentations from over the last few months:

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administrative socialmedia twitter

Web Axe publishing update

So much has happened since the last Web Axe post over 18 months ago. The turmoil with Twitter lately (thanks to evil Elon) has inspired a resurgence of a more friendly and responsible Internet – self-publishing and decentralized content, so let’s hope this continues.

One thing we’ve learned over the last couple decades is that large corporations and their owners should not be the owners of the news, of social media, of us.

There will be more Web Axe blog posts coming, and more often. And the Twitter content will be cross-posted from Mastodon, a completely free, decentralized, and open-sourced social media platform. Besides this blog (and RSS feed), please feel free to follow Web Axe on Mastodon at @WebAxe@a11y.info.

PS: good tweets

https://twitter.com/AngryGranny1/status/1588655524949921793