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Accessibility Checker: A First Step in Engaging a Wider Audience

When digital properties such as websites are designed to be accessible, it means they can be used by people with different types of disabilities. It …

Visual Design

Choosing the Right ADA Compliant Website Test: 7 Questions to Ask

There are countless websites on the Internet that cannot be read or used by members of the world’s largest minority: people with disabilities. …

Visual Design

Why the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines are Used So Widely

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is a set of technical requirements to follow when you want to make sure a website or app can be used …

Visual Design

Why Providers of Healthcare Should Care about Section 508

Section 508 of The Rehabilitation Act compels federal government agencies to make all of its electronic information and technology fully usable by …

Why Your Organization Needs a Digital Accessibility Policy

Digital accessibility means that electronic documents and information can be easily used by people with disabilities. If you have a policy to be …

Digital Accessibility Checklist – Should You Be Using One?

A website accessibility checklist is a fairly straightforward method for checking whether or not your site is free of barriers for people with …

Digital Accessibility in Telecommunications: Here Are Your Take-Home Messages

Advances in information and communications technology (ICT), and the telecommunications industry in particular, have truly transformed the day-to-day …

Accessibility

The ADA: 4 Basic Web Accessibility Facts that Financial Institutions May Not Know

Learning about obligations under the <i>Americans with Disabilities Act</i> (ADA) should be a priority for any financial institution that serves the public. …

Here It Comes: The WCAG 2.1 Update, and How It Affects Your Web Accessibility

The extensive set of recommendations known as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 enables web designers, developers and programmers …

What You Need to Know for 2018 Web Accessibility: Upcoming Compliance Deadlines and Milestones

Whether your organization is in the public or private sector, there are anti-discrimination laws that you are obligated to comply with in the course …

What Can an ADA Website Compliance Checker Do for Your Digital Accessibility?

The <i>Americans with Disabilities Act</i> (ADA) is a federal law put in place to protect people with disabilities from discrimination. The ADA’s Title II …

The City

4 Reasons Why Local Governments in the U.S. Should Adhere to WCAG 2.0 AA for Web Accessibility

WCAG is an acronym for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). It’s the world’s most widely used set of technical requirements for digital …

Visual Design

What is an Digital Accessibility Audit?

An accessibility audit is a thorough, professional evaluation of how well your digital properties meet the needs of people with disabilities. This …

Visual Design

Here’s Why Your Digital Accessibility Solution Should Include Assistive Technology

People with disabilities often use a range of products and equipment to interact with their environments, from wheelchairs to prosthetic limbs to …

Assistive Technology

Ongoing Monitoring for Digital Accessibility

Ongoing monitoring is the periodic assessment of a website in order to identify barriers to accessibility and remove them. Ongoing monitoring ensures …

Visual Design

The Importance of an Accessibility Statement

Many forward-thinking organizations have worked hard to develop an accessibility policy in order to better meet the needs of the sizeable disability …

Visual Design

PDF Accessibility Should Be a Priority

The Portable Document Format, or PDF, was introduced by Adobe Systems in 1993. Its purpose was to make it easier to share electronic documents, …

Visual Design

ADA and Healthcare: Why Healthcare Providers Need to be Accessible

The <i>Americans with Disabilities Act</i> (ADA) was signed into law to protect people with disabilities from discrimination. When it comes to the healthcare …

Don’t Forget About Accessibility In Mobile Environments

People with disabilities use a range of devices to go online, depending on their needs, abilities, preferences and lifestyle. More and more often, …

Section 508 or WCAG 2.0? The Higher Education Compliance Question

Higher education institutions are faced with a legal conundrum: do they need to be compliant? How do they comply with accessibility requirements? The …

CVAA Compliance: The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

The <i>Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act</i> (CVAA) was signed into law in 2010. The act was written to ensure that people with …

Section 508 Compliance: Don’t Make These 6 Mistakes

Compliance with Section 508 means your organization is following a specific amendment of the Rehabilitation Act that requires information and …

Visual Design

[Infographic] The Travel Experience for People with Disabilities

The economic impact of travelers with disabilities in North America is currently estimated at $40 billion. This takes into account their own travel …

Tourism

Know Your ADA Requirements, and Why You Should Strive to Meet Them

Every organization that serves the public should be aware of its requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This …

Visual Design

508 Compliance: How to Get There

When we use the term “508 compliance,” it means that information and communication technology (ICT) – such as a website, software program or …

Visual Design

Web Accessibility Training for your Organization

Whether you’re a web developer, a front-line staff member or an executive, you may be interested in learning how to enhance the online experience for …

Digital Accessibility in Higher Education: A Case Study

Accessibility is essential if all students are to participate fully in higher education. Eleven percent of all college and university students in the …

Hotel Websites: Accessibility is a Selling Point

For travellers with disabilities, accessibility is key when it comes choosing hotels, motels or other travel accommodations. Of course, the features …

Travel with a Disability: Digital Accessibility is Vital from the Start

People with disabilities enjoy vacation getaways as much as anyone else. But when you have a disability, you tend to have more questions and do more …