• Online Banking web accessibility

    In Financial Services, Web Accessibility Enhances the Customer Experience

    The web was in its infancy in 1990, when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was first passed to protect people with disabilities from discrimination. Thus when Title III – which rules that businesses serving the public must provide equal treatment to people with disabilities – was enforced, it was typically in terms of making […]

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    Digital Accessibility in Financial Services: It’s Critical, and Here’s Why

    Almost one in five Americans has a disability. These individuals are protected from discrimination by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a law that ensures they are given the same opportunity to participate in society as everyone else. Under Title III of the ADA, all businesses and non-profit organizations – including those in financial services […]

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    Is Your Website Up to Accessibility Standards?

    Web accessibility standards matter, because they’re the minimum requirements to be considered accessible to people with disabilities. They make the difference between being inclusive and shutting out a large segment of the population. What Are Accessibility Standards? Accessibility standards can apply to the physical environment, such as the width of a doorway. They can apply […]

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    Web Accessibility Testing – Why It’s Necessary and How It’s Done

    What exactly do we mean by web accessibility testing? When we use the term “web accessibility testing”, we’re referring to a step-by-step process of thoroughly and diligently checking whether or not a website or mobile app is usable by people with disabilities. And we don’t mean just partly usable, or reasonably usable, but completely usable. […]

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    AODA Compliance Requirements For Websites in 2017

    What does AODA compliance mean? Being in compliance means adhering to all aspects of the AODA, a law that’s been in place in Ontario since 2005. Some components of the law apply to web and digital accessibility. What is the AODA & How Do You Comply? AODA is an acronym for the Accessibility for Ontarians […]

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    How To Ensure Website Compliance With Accessibility Standards

    Web compliance – that state of observing and following all accessibility laws and regulations that apply to your website – should be an overall goal for your organization. Why is Website Compliance Important? Two-thirds of Americans now own more than one digital device, such as laptops, tablets, or smartphones. So, it should come as no […]

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    Web Accessibility Standards, Guidelines, Laws and Compliance

    According to the World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C (more about the W3C below), web accessibility, or website accessibility, is a practice of removing barriers so people with disabilities can “perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the web”. When websites are designed and developed with accessibility in mind, all visitors have equal access to, and […]

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    Section 508 Compliance Testing Tools & Checklists

    Section 508 is an important amendment to The Rehabilitation Act that protects the right of people with disabilities to have equal access to electronic and information technology. Section 508 sets standards for accessibility that must be followed by every federal government department, as well as every organization that receives federal contracts or funding, and educational […]

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    WCAG 2.0 Validators and Web Accessibility Remediation Solutions: What are Your Options?

    If you’ve been learning about the importance of web accessibility remediation solutions, WCAG validators, and why it’s necessary in order to comply with Section 508 of the Rehab Act, you probably also have many questions about how to get your website to the point of compliance. Accessibility remediation is the term used to explain the […]

  • ADA Compliance Guidelines

    Making ADA Compliance Guidelines Work for You

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a far-reaching civil rights law, ensuring that people with disabilities – an estimated 19 percent of the United States population – are not discriminated against as they participate in society. What Is ADA Compliance? The ADA requires organizations, among other things, to provide their goods and services in […]