• ADA Standards for Healthcare

    ADA and Healthcare: Why Healthcare Providers Need to be Accessible

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law to protect people with disabilities from discrimination. When it comes to the healthcare sector, both public and privately owned healthcare facilities and providers, such as hospitals and clinics, fall under the purview of the ADA, under Title II and Title III respectively. The mandate, however, […]

  • use mobile accessibility

    Don’t Forget About Accessibility In Mobile Environments

    People with disabilities use a range of devices to go online, depending on their needs, abilities, preferences and lifestyle. More and more often, though, the devices they’re using fall into the mobile category – that is, smartphones or tablets that are handheld (or wheelchair mounted!), and can be used any place with an Internet connection. […]

  • higher education and section 508

    Section 508 or WCAG 2.0? The Higher Education Compliance Question

    Higher Education Institutions are faced with a legal conundrum: do they need to be compliant? How do they comply with accessibility requirements? The newly refreshed Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which outlines online accessibility standards that federal agencies, contractors and employers must meet, comes into effect on 18 January 2018. Section 508 and WCAG […]

  • CVAA compliance

    CVAA Compliance: The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act

    The Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) was signed into law in 2010. The act was written to ensure that people with disabilities would have equal access to “advanced” communications – namely, digital, broadband and mobile products and services. The CVAA specifies how and where these technologies must be made accessible to people […]

  • Section 508 compliance for a government website

    Section 508 Compliance: Don’t Make These 6 Mistakes

    Compliance with Section 508 means your organization is following a specific amendment of the Rehabilitation Act that requires information and communication technology (ICT) to be accessible. The Rehabilitation Act is a federal law protecting the rights of people with disabilities. Section 508 of the act addresses ICT used by, or procured by, the federal government, […]

  • digital customer experience

    [Infographic] The Travel Experience for People with Disabilities

    The economic impact of travelers with disabilities in North America is currently estimated at $40 billion. This takes into account their own travel spending, as well as money spent by their travel companions, since people with disabilities don’t typically travel alone. To read the Accessible version of the Infographic please click here The Travel Experience […]

  • ADA Requirements

    Know Your ADA Requirements, and Know Why You Should Strive to Meet Them

    Every organization that serves the public should be aware of its requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This anti-discrimination law passed in 1990 protects the rights of customers with disabilities to be treated equally. While many business owners may agree with the basic ethic of this law, they may be unclear about their […]

  • 508 Compliance

    508 Compliance: How to Get There

    When we use the term “508 compliance,” it means that information and communication technology (ICT) – such as a website, software program or electronic document – can be accessed by everyone, whether they have a disability. The “508” refers to Section 508, an amendment of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This federal law states that […]

  • ADA guidelines for web accessibility

    ADA Guidelines for Web Accessibility: Everything You Need to Know

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law in 1990, prevents discrimination against a group that has historically faced many barriers. The ADA makes it illegal in this country for any government or business to provide goods and services to the public that are not also accessible to people who have disabilities. In many […]

  • Accessibility Testing Tools

    Accessibility Testing Tools: Useful, When Used Properly

    Accessibility testing tools can help evaluate, to a certain extent, whether not a website is usable by people with disabilities. These tools are designed to find and identify digital barriers that might prevent someone with a physical, vision, hearing or other disability from reading content, filling out forms, understanding instructions, or any of the other […]