Accessibility in Business Blog

The latest news and trends in accessibility policy, programs, law, and business practices.

How to Test for JAWS Compatibility

Posted on Saturday, 28 September 2019 by Marissa Sapega

For as long as developers and QA staff have been testing websites for screen reader compatibility, the JAWS® screen reader (created in 1993 by Henter-Joyce) has been a staple testing tool. Now JAWS has a companion product for JAWS testing on Windows machines: JAWS Inspect. When used as complementary tools, the two are a screen […]

What You Need to Know About the 21st Century IDEA Act

Posted on Friday, 20 September 2019 by Marissa Sapega

On May 10, 2018, Representative Ro Khanna (D) introduced a bill known as the “21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act,” or “21st Century IDEA.” Fundamentally, this law is intended to improve the experience for all Americans engaging with digital Federal property. This is good news in general, right? Well, it’s very good news for people […]

Announcing the newest addition to Vispero: JAWS Kiosk

Posted on Wednesday, 4 September 2019 by TPG team

Vispero®, the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired, is excited to announce an addition to the Vispero family: JAWS Kiosk. A collaboration between The Paciello Group (TPG) and the Freedom Scientific brand (owned by Vispero), JAWS Kiosk is focused on delivering accessible kiosk solutions whether it’s through incorporation of Freedom Scientific’s industry-leading […]

The Paciello Group celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019

Posted on Tuesday, 14 May 2019 by TPG team

Throughout the world, May 16 is acknowledged as a day to celebrate the importance of inclusive practices. Our employees and parent company, Vispero, are celebrating GAAD in multiple events: TPG has partnered with the City of New York Mayor’s Office to host DiCon NYC, a digital inclusion conference featuring presentations and technology demonstrations. Ryan Jones […]

TPG Expert Presents at Funka Accessibility Days

Posted on Monday, 8 April 2019 by TPG team

Every year, champions of accessibility make the pilgrimage to Funka Accessibility Days, northern Europe’s largest conference on accessible ICT. It’s an event where the world’s leading experts find solutions to accessibility problems and attendees share ideas and experiences with colleagues, as well as gain the tools to start working on accessibility in earnest. This year […]

TPG Sponsors tickets for Accessibility Scotland

Posted on Thursday, 13 December 2018 by TPG team

The third annual Accessibility Scotland conference was held in November in Edinburgh’s EICC (Edinburgh International Conference Centre). The brainchild of four passionate advocates of accessibility, including TPG’s David Sloan, the conference brings together a mix of speakers – both new and familiar – on a range of topics all related to accessibility and diversity, inclusive […]

Client Testimonial, November 19: UNC Chapel Hill

Posted on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 by TPG team

Billy Gregory, Director of Training at The Paciello Group, was recently on site at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to conduct an accessibility training. Employing his signature charm, he hosted workshops on content, WordPress, social media, video captioning, PDFs, ARIA, testing with screen readers, and more. Participants couldn’t be happier with the results of […]

TPG sponsors tickets for underrepresented groups at first ever Chicago A11y Accessibility Camp

Posted on Monday, 24 September 2018 by TPG team

On Saturday, September 8, the Chicago Digital Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup hosted its first Accessibility Camp event in Chicago. A one-day “un-conference,” the camp focused on digital accessibility and hosted seven presentations by experts in the field (including Billy Gregory, TPG’s Director of Training–though he was not there in his official capacity). The talks […]

VFO™ Announces Corporate Rebranding: Changes Name to Vispero, and Moves US Headquarters to Clearwater

Posted on Monday, 24 September 2018 by TPG team

Vispero, formerly known as VFO, (The Paciello Group’s parent company) today announced its new company name, redesigned website, and a US headquarters move to nearby Clearwater, Florida. As the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired, dedicated to serving our growing community, we came to the realization that our company name did not […]

Léonie Watson Joins Google Advisory Committee for AMP

Posted on Wednesday, 19 September 2018 by TPG team

Launched in 2016 as a way to lower page load times decrease data usage, Google’s open-source project, AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages), has been the target of criticism for allegedly “keeping users within Google’s domain and diverting traffic away from other websites for the benefit of Google.” Google has continuously denied this claim. In an attempt […]

Major New Features in JAWS Inspect

Posted on Friday, 10 August 2018 by Charlie Pike

The new release of JAWS Inspect adds some significant new tools to help different users with a wide range of testing scenarios. Say-All For those familiar with the Say All feature in JAWS, this new report essentially runs the Say All command on a web page and gives you back an easy-to-use, linear text version […]

Matt Ater to Present to Students at Robotics and Cyber Academy

Posted on Wednesday, 27 June 2018 by TPG team

On June 29, Matt Ater, General Manager of TPG, will speak to visually impaired students participating in the Robotics and Cyber Academy sponsored by Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI). Matt will be discussing his experience as a visually impaired person in the workforce and giving advice for navigating the working world. […]

TPG Acquires Accessibility Consultancy Interactive Accessibility

Posted on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 by TPG team

We are pleased to announce our strategic acquisition of Interactive Accessibility (IA), an internationally recognized consulting firm specializing in digital accessibility. As a combined force, our two organizations will revolutionize the accessibility of the digital realm for users with disabilities. “Interactive Accessibility expands the capabilities and expertise of TPG. With our combined strength our enterprise […]

TPG Director of Developer Communications Re-elected to W3C Advisory Board

Posted on Tuesday, 5 June 2018 by TPG team

Congratulations to Léonie Watson, Director of Developer Communications, on her re-election to the W3C Advisory Board! The Advisory Board is a small group of nine people that advises the W3C Director (Tim Berners Lee), CEO (Jeff Jaffee), and the W3C at large, on matters of governance, strategy, and policy. Léonie serves among members from Microsoft, […]

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day with TPG

Posted on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 by TPG team

Join TPG in Washington, D.C. for our celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on Thursday, May 17. Registration for the event is now closed, but you’ll be able to watch it live on YouTube. The URLs for live streaming are coming soon! Time: 10am-4pm Location: National Union Building, on 918 F Street NW, Washington, […]