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Links from around the web ... Global Accessibility Awareness Dayon GAAD (globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org) Thursday, May 20 2021 marks the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. End Child SurveillanceBy Fight for the Future on End Child Surveillance
The King County Council Committee of the Whole voted 8-0 to advance ordinance 2021-0091, banning use of facial recognition by county government and administrative agencies – including by law enforcement. The final vote is expected on June 2.
The King County Council votes this week on an ordinance to ban governmental use of facial recognition technology.
Links from around the web ... Four-Woman Group That Fought U.K. Algorithms Steps Up for Tech-Worker RightsBy Parmy Olson | Photographs by Betty Laura Zapata for The Wall Street Journal on The Wall Street Journal (wsj.com) An advocacy group that successfully challenged the use of algorithms in U.K. immigration
Links from around the web ... Q&A: What’s the point of automated gender recognition software?By Evan Selinger on The Boston Globe (bostonglobe.com) A growing number of activists say there’s no place for technology that guesses whether a face is male or female. Pentagon Surveilling Americans
Links from around the web ... We Need to Talk About What It Means to Be ‘White-Adjacent’ in TechBy Ellen K. Pao on #StopAsianHate (stopasianhate.medium.com) Privileged, yet excluded. Activists Ellen Pao and Tracy Chou explain the double-edged sword — and how to use it in the fight against racism. Japan’
Links from around the web ... WebAIM Million – 2021 UpdateBy Jared Smith on webaim.org This annual accessibility analysis of the home pages of the top one million web sites provides insight into the current state of and trends for web accessibility. 97.4% of home pages had detectable WCAG 2
Grassroots activism makes a difference, and other reflections on the fight for strong privacy legislation in Washington state - DRAFT
Draft! Feedback Welcome!Please do not forward broadly yet!Twitter poll, April 22 (a few days before the end of the 2021 session)For the third year in a row, Washington state legislators rejected a weak industry-backed privacy bill that would have allowed predatory and exploitative behavior with no real