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April 26, 2022
How to Use Twitter's New and Improved Alt Text Tools

Twitter has addressed a long-awaited accessibility fix with its new and improved alternative text tools to enable users to add descriptive text to images.

April 26, 2022
DOJ Settlement Agreement with CVS Pharmacy, Inc. Will Improve Website Accessibility

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) entered a settlement agreement with CVS Pharmacy, Inc., that will help people with disabilities get information about COVID-19 vaccinations and book their vaccination appointments online. The agreement requires CVS to conform its COVID-19 vaccine content to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

April 26, 2022
DOT Announces up to $1.76 Billion Loan for the Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project in Maryland

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a low-interest loan of up to a $1.76 billion to Purple Line Transit Partners for the Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project in Maryland. The light rail line, currently under construction, will extend from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. The project will also include completion of the Capital Crescent Trail supporting bicyclists and pedestrians.

April 26, 2022
Inclusion for All: Improving Banking Practices for Customers with Disabilities

This publication from the Southeast ADA Center highlights findings from a survey that explored disparities between people with and without disabilities in relation to the use of banking services. Recommendations are included to help banks improve access to services.

April 26, 2022
Fact Sheet: The ADA and Face Mask Policies

This updated publication features the latest court rulings, CDC recommendations, and federal agency guidance on face mask policies, as well as discussion of questions and concerns businesses or state and local government agencies may have when considering requests for adjustments from individuals with disabilities who have difficulty wearing face masks.

April 26, 2022
DOL Issues Equity Action Plan Highlighting Progress, Continued Efforts to Ensure Access for All Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Equity Action Plan and related information, outlining the department’s efforts to identify barriers to opportunities for underserved, marginalized, and excluded communities, as well as proposed steps for expanding access for those communities and promoting inclusive workplaces.