From simple visualizations to sophisticated interactive tools, there is a growing reliance on data. Location information, or spatial data, is often a common thread running through such data; describing how things are positioned relative to the Earth in terms of coordinates and/or topology.- Spatial Data on the Web (WWW2017)
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Privacy concerns are raised more often as applications built on the Web platform have access to more sensitive data — including location, health and social network information — and users’ activity on the Web is ubiquitously tracked. – Web Privacy (WWW2017)
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Microsoft’s Inclusive HIring
Microsoft’s David Masters started the day with a keynote discussing Microsoft’s Journey Towards Inclusion
Microsoft has had a cultural shift in the last 18 months.
Their new mission statement is:
Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more
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Web4All 2017 kicks off with several talks about the Gig Economy, Remote employment, and the current employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Australia and around the world. Continue Reading Notes from Web4All 2017 Day 1
Web4All 2017 Day 1 Notes
The Australian Human Rights Commission has begun a study on employment discrimination for the older workers and those with a disability.
While about a quarter of the population is older, they make up just 16 per cent of the workforce. Australians with a disability make up 15 per cent of the working age population, but only 10 per cent of them have jobs.
The inquiry will seek to identify the barriers that prevent people from working, and in consultation with employers, affected individuals and other stakeholders establish strategies to overcome these barriers.
Willing to Work
The Australian government has historically had a higher unemployment rate for PWD than other countries.
Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy was influenced by the work done in European countries. Unfortunately, the tools were not accessible when it launched. So people with disabilities had trouble accessing the participation forms.
Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy PDF version
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Learn how your company can collect and share data metrics for accessible product development, employee resources, and customer outreach. This presentation reflects lessons learned from the Intuit Accessibility team and other technology companies. Continue Reading Accessibility Data Metrics and Reporting – Industry Best Practices
The key to good decision making is evaluating the available information – the data – and combining it with your own estimates of pluses and minuses. As an economist, I do this every day.
–Emily Oster, Brown University
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