• Digital accessibility policy folder

    6 Reasons Why Your Organization Needs a Digital Accessibility Policy

    Digital accessibility means that electronic documents and information can be easily used by people with disabilities. If you have a policy to be digitally accessible, it means that your company is committed to ensuring its website, mobile apps, PDF documents, electronic statements and invoices and job application forms are all free of barriers that might […]

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    Website Accessibility Checklist – Should You Be Using One?

    A website accessibility checklist is a fairly straightforward method for checking whether or not your site is free of barriers for people with disabilities. It’s not the only way to improve your online accessibility, but it’s an appealing approach because it’s easy to understand and use. Typically, a checklist covers many of the most common […]

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    The New Section 508 Standards: How They’re Different – And Better

    Section 508 is part of the Rehabilitation Act, a civil rights law passed more than 40 years ago. This law ensures that all federal government departments and federally funded agencies give fair treatment to people with disabilities. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act specifies that all electronic information and communication technology (ICT) used or procured […]

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    Web Accessibility in Telecommunications: Here Are Your Take-Home Messages

    Advances in information and communications technology (ICT), and the telecommunications industry in particular, have truly transformed the day-to-day routines of people with disabilities. In many ways, this technology has served as a superhighway towards increased independence, allowing people who might otherwise need help to order their own groceries, choose and watch movies, text their friends, […]

  • A.D.A for financial services

    The ADA: 4 Basic Facts that Financial Institutions May Not Know

    Learning about obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should be a priority for any financial institution that serves the public. The ADA bans discrimination against people with disabilities. Under Title III of the act, banks, credit unions and other private-sector businesses must give equal treatment to all customers, with and without disabilities. Digital […]

  • W.C.A.G 2.1

    Here It Comes: The WCAG 2.1 Update, and How It Affects You

    The extensive set of recommendations known as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 enables web designers, developers and programmers to ensure that digital technology, such as a website, electronic document or software app, is fully accessible to people with disabilities. WCAG 2.0 is accepted, used and referenced all over the world. Without this guidance, […]

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    What You Need to Know for 2018: Upcoming Compliance Deadlines and Milestones

    Whether your organization is in the public or private sector, there are anti-discrimination laws that you are obligated to comply with in the course of doing business. Several of these laws protect the rights of people with disabilities. It’s important that you stay up to date on these laws and their regulations, because occasionally they’re […]

  • 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 […]

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