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    Five Simple Ways to Remove Barriers from Your Multimedia

    Multimedia – combining more than one type of media together, whether it’s text, images, audio, video or animation – is an increasingly popular online marketing tool. Companies use it in the hopes of attracting more traffic, viewers and, ultimately, customers and clients. But if multimedia isn’t accessible to people with disabilities, then it’s having the […]

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    What Not to Include In Your Web Accessibility Statement

    More and more organizations understand the importance of web accessibility – that is, ensuring that their internal and external digital properties and mobile apps are free of any barriers that would make it difficult for people with disabilities to use them. They realize that digital as well as physical accessibility is a right, and that […]

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    How Important Is It to Check for ADA Compliance?

    Although digital accessibility is not specifically written into the ADA – this law was signed in back 1990, when web technology had not yet become an integral part of society – it has been listed as a requirement for compliance in U.S. Department of Justice rulings. Title III of the ADA is very clear that […]

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    Here’s How to Boost the Value of a VPAT

    A VPAT, or Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, is a document that may let you know – before you’re locked into making a purchase – how easily people with disabilities can use a technology-based product or service. If your organization, school or company routinely purchases information and communication technology (ICT), you may be legally obligated to […]

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    5 Ways Retailers Can Get More Sales by Complying with the ADA

    If you do business in the retail industry, then Title III of the ADA applies to you. This part of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) bans discrimination against people with disabilities in places of “public accommodation.” These are defined as places of commerce that fall within 12 broad categories. “Service establishments” include hairdressing salons, […]

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    Clearing Up a Gray Area: How a Color Checker Can Improve Web Accessibility

    Web accessibility means that websites, apps and other online technologies have been designed in a way that makes it possible for people with a variety of disabilities to interact with them. They can perceive them, understand them and use them without effort. Web accessibility also tends to make the operation of technology easier for other […]

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    Transportation Providers, Take Note: Web Accessibility is Part of the Journey

    For most of us, the process of travelling from point A to point B starts long before physically boarding a vehicle. It starts with planning. And that usually involves going online. We use the web to search schedules, look at maps and routes, find the locations of stations, get pricing, research the destinations, read about […]

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    Web Accessibility Lawsuits: What’s the Current Landscape?

    It’s almost unheard of to do business without a website that can reach out to, inform, entice and serve customers. Right now, there are almost half a billion active websites in existence. For these websites to be inclusive and non-discriminatory, they must be accessible. They must be free of barriers that would make it difficult […]

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    More Good News about the Revised Section 508 Accessibility Standards

    The Rehabilitation Act ensures that people with disabilities are treated without discrimination by federal government departments and agencies, and programs receiving federal funding. It’s been in place since 1973. Section 508 of the Rehab Act was added in 19981 to address the inaccessibility of technology. Section 508 contains accessibility standards that must be adhered to […]

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    6 Advantages of Working with a Web Accessibility Consultant

    Today’s corporate leaders have a greater understanding of the importance of accessibility than ever before. They know that inclusion of both customers and clients with disabilities is required by law. They may also realize this extends to digital technologies – that their online services, websites and apps must be free of barriers that could make […]

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