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  • Web Accessibility is a First-Principles Matter for Organizations

    “Show me you can be consistent, then we can talk about being heroic.” This quote comes from the best-selling author, speaker, and physical therapist, Dr. Kelly Starret. Initially it may seem puzzling to begin an article about digital accessibility with a quote about human movement. Still, we would argue that this smart principle is universal […]

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    The Importance of an Accessibility Statement

    On average, three ADA lawsuits are filed in Federal court every day. These lawsuits relate directly to how accessible a website is for those who are disabled, which is more than 1 in 4 individuals in the United States Many forward-thinking organizations have developed an accessibility policy in order to better meet the needs of […]

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    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: WCAG by the Numbers

    Through an international collaboration of experts in digital accessibility, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published its first version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) in 1999. The WCAG exists to assist website developers and designers in helping people with disabilities around the world access websites. The guidelines are a comprehensive resource for removing […]

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    7 Questions to Ask When Testing Your Website for ADA Compliance

    According to The World Bank, 15% of the world’s population experiences some form of disability. Is your website able to serve this significant portion of the population? Unfortunately, countless websites exist that cannot be read or used by members of the world’s largest minority. According to the National Business & Disability Council at The Viscardi […]

  • The Best Advice You’re Not Taking on WCAG Requirements

    “Web for all, Web on everything.” – World Wide Web Consortium vision statement Recently, the Globe and Mail published an article (gated) that did an excellent job of capturing the current state of affairs for Canadian businesses regarding how they’re collectively addressing the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) requirements. The piece focuses primarily on the […]

  • Evaluating Product Accessibility (VPATs)

    With each passing day, technology becomes a more ubiquitous part of our lives. Devices like smartphones and tablets are no longer just a fun escape for most people–they’re our primary means of communicating with one another, allowing us to remain productive and accomplish critical work for our jobs at the same time. However, this poses […]

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    Website Accessibility Checklist – Should You Be Using One?

    Website accessibility checklists provide a straightforward method for checking if your site is free of barriers for people with disabilities. While there are many effective methods to improve your organization’s online accessibility, a website accessibility checklist has great appeal because it is easy to understand and use. The checklist covers the most common website accessibility […]

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    6 Strategies for ADA Compliance in the Workplace

    Workplace accessibility is more important than ever from business, ethical, and legal standpoints. Your business might find it easier to focus on accessibility when emphasizing the potential to reach a larger audience than ethical or legal penalties. More people are living with disabilities than you might expect; the Disability Compendium 2017 report claims 12.8 percent […]

  • ADA Requirements

    ADA Requirements: What are They and How to Meet Them

    The Americans with Disabilities Act encourages businesses to follow the law with penalties, but it also pushes businesses towards the positive economic argument that accessibility boosts customer reach.¹ The ADA is a 1990 law prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities in the United States.² The government applied major revisions to the law in 2010. State […]

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