• Texas Tech University and People with Disabilities

    TTUHSC El Paso Builds an Inclusive Digital Presence

    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) is a university dedicated to removing barriers — and by implementing a comprehensive accessibility solution, it’s doing just that. As part of an integrated approach, the institution recently committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to all of its digital platforms. […]

  • ADA compliance checker

    Are You on Track for ADA Compliance…Or Customer Complaints?

    When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed more than 25 years ago, it was a historic moment for a lot of people. ADA compliance helps anyone who is part of the American disability community. This is no small group, after all. It comprises over 50 million people1 across the country. With the signing […]

  • ADA compliance consultants Arizona California

    Do I Need an ADA Compliance Consultant?

    Are you thinking it might be time your digital properties comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Have you been considering hiring an ADA consulting firm? Maybe you’ve heard about the fines and penalties incurred by businesses that fail to comply with – or even become informed about – the rights of people with […]

  • Webinar digital customer experience

    [WEBINAR] Fixing the Digital Customer Experience for People with Disabilities

    “We know great CX drives revenue,” writes Maxie Schmidt-Subramanian of Forrester in her latest blog post. While a wholesome and unified customer experience strategy is important for every organization, building a great digital experience is vital. Websites are a critical piece in the buyer journey. Most people turn to an organization’s website or other digital […]

  • Section 1557 and healthcare

    Section 1557 – What Does It Mean for Your Health Organization?

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known to us as Obamacare, came into effect in 2010. It’s a lengthy bill with nine titles covering a lot of ground. The rights of people with disabilities are addressed under Title I: Quality, Affordable Health Care for All Americans, in Section 1557.1 What does this law […]

  • WCAG 2.0 Wiki

    WCAG 2.0 – It’s Time to Turn to the Current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

    WCAG 2.0 is a set of technical guidelines for web accessibility. In a previous article, we discussed the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), how they came into being, and why it’s is the world’s most universally accepted set of web accessibility guidelines. There are not one but two versions of WCAG: 1.0 and 2.0. (In […]

  • WCAG 2.0 Wiki

    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – What is WCAG?

    WCAG is an acronym for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.1 Just like the name states, it’s a step-by-step set of technical requirements explaining how you can make your website accessible to people with various kinds of disabilities. WCAG Requirements The guidelines state, for instance, that audio files require a written transcript and videos need to be […]

  • ADA Section 504

    Section 504: Responsibilities and Requirements

    For the 4.2 million school-aged children with disabilities in the United States,1 Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act (Rehab Act) is an important piece of legislation because it protects their right to equal opportunity in education. The Rehab Act prevents discrimination on the basis of disability, and Section 504 in particular applies to any program […]

  • web accessibility and the customer experience

    Web Accessibility and the Customer Experience

    We’ve talked about how and why a website should be built to meet WCAG 2.0 guidelines but in the final part of our series, we’ll talk about how an accessible site can lead to a uniquely satisfying customer experience, increased brand loyalty and may even convert customers into brand advocates. Customers still want your product, […]

  • Section 508 Compliance

    Section 508 Compliance Testing – Is Your Organization Compliant?

    Section 508 refers to a part of the US Rehabilitation Act that eliminates barriers for people with disabilities when accessing electronic and information technology from the Federal government. It goes further than that as well as Federal contracts are only issued to 508 compliant organizations. It makes sense for your organization to make your website […]