• A.D.A. compliance checker

    What Can an ADA Website Compliance Checker Do for You?

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law put in place to protect people with disabilities from discrimination. The ADA’s Title II regulations prohibit discrimination by government, while Title III regulations prohibit discrimination in places of “public accommodations,” or places where the public is served. A wide variety of businesses and organizations are […]

  • WCAG 2.0 for local government

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

    WCAG is an acronym for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). It’s the world’s most widely used set of technical requirements for digital accessibility for people with disabilities. (“Digital” includes web pages, apps, PDF files and other electronic documents as well as multimedia.) Version 2.0 of WCAG has several improvements over the original 1.0 edition: It […]

  • Accessibility audit on a website

    What is an Accessibility Audit?

    An accessibility audit is a thorough, professional evaluation of how well your digital properties meet the needs of people with disabilities. This isn’t something anyone can know just by glancing at your website, or spending a few minutes using your app. When an audit is carried out properly, every component is examined and tested by […]

  • Section 504 higher education

    Post-Secondary Schools: Meet Your Section 504 Obligations

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act protects the rights of students with disabilities to have the same educational opportunities as everyone else. Under Section 504, schools and the programs and services they offer must be fully accessible to students who have disabilities. The Rehab Act applies to any school that is at least partially funded […]

  • assistive technology for people with disabilities

    Here’s Why Your 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 hearing aids. On the computer, they might use devices like pointing tools, or specialized software such as voice controls or screen readers. These are known as assistive technology (AT), and they’re often essential […]

  • Ongoing monitoring for digital accessibility

    Ongoing Monitoring: How to Remain Digitally Accessible

    Ongoing monitoring is the periodic assessment of a website in order to identify barriers to accessibility and remove them. Ongoing monitoring ensures that digital properties, such as websites or mobile apps, continue to meet web accessibility standards, guidelines and regulations. The Process An evaluation of the website is performed to identify accessibility gaps and barriers […]

  • Web accessibility statement

    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 market. Perhaps your organization is one of them. Customers with disabilities won’t necessarily know about your behind-the-scenes efforts, however, unless you communicate it to them. An accessibility statement is a public information page […]

  • PDF Accessibility on Samsung phone

    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, especially those that contained visual material or special formatting. A PDF document would look identical to everyone who opened it, no matter what kind of computer, device or software program was […]

  • ADA Standards for Healthcare

    ADA and Healthcare: Why Healthcare Providers Need to be Accessible

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law to protect people with disabilities from discrimination. When it comes to the healthcare sector, both public and privately owned healthcare facilities and providers, such as hospitals and clinics, fall under the purview of the ADA, under Title II and Title III respectively. The mandate, however, […]

  • use mobile accessibility

    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, though, the devices they’re using fall into the mobile category – that is, smartphones or tablets that are handheld (or wheelchair mounted!), and can be used any place with an Internet connection. […]

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