• Looking at Your Organization’s Website From the Perspective of People With Disabilities

    You wouldn’t exclude people with disabilities from entering your organization’s physical premises, so why would you even consider excluding these same individuals from interacting with your website or digital properties? The last thing you will want to hear from your lawyer is that you have received a demand letter because of your failure to meet […]

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    EN 301 549: The European Standard for Digital Accessibility

    The European standard for technology accessibility in the public sector is known as EN 301 549, and it’s an important set of guidelines for all entities to learn. These standards cover a wide range of disabilities and specify a number of barriers that may prevent a person from taking advantage of services. From paying taxes […]

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    We AIMM to #seeALL

    As longtime members, we believe in and are proud of the work that we do with the Association of National Advertisers’ (ANA) Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing  (AIMM). Yesterday was a big day for AIMM. This happened… A billboard takeover of Times Square Full page “Open Letter” in the New York Times to brands, […]

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    AODA Compliance Requirements For Websites in 2019

    Are you AODA compliant? In 2005, AODA compliance laws were established for Ontario’s public and private entities. The AODA is intended to protect Ontarians with mental or physical disabilities, ensuring widespread accessibility standards by 2025. To that end, Ontario’s government has established some clear requirements and standards that organizations need to be aware of and […]

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    5 Myths about Web Accessibility and Financial Services

    The ease and convenience of online banking is something we often take for granted, but the web technology that makes this possible also means a reduction in demand for other ways that such services are delivered. In the case of the financial industry, an increase in online services is often leading to a reduction in […]

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    From WCAG 2.0 to WCAG 2.1 – Time to Focus on 2.1

    WCAG 2.0 was more than just a technical set of guidelines for web accessibility. It quickly became the world’s most universally accepted set of web accessibility standards in existence. First developed in 2008, it changed the way that people with disabilities were able to interact with the world wide web and enjoy all the content […]

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    Choosing Accessible Technology Products: A Guide for Higher Education

    Fewer than 10% of websites today are accessible.¹ Yet in America alone, 19.4% of the population is disabled. This is a huge population of individuals who may be left out by inaccessible technology.² If you source or procure technology products or services for a college, university, or vocational school, your employer will likely ask you […]

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    Web Accessibility Testing – Why It’s Necessary and How It’s Done

    The internet has been the home of rapid innovation and updating standards since the 90’s, and while it may not be the “Wild West” it once was, it’s still a race to stay ahead. You may have just finished working with a web designer to create a snappy and responsive new site, but if it’s […]

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    3 Ways that Web Accessibility Helps Retailers

    In 2018, consumers spent a total of $2.8 trillion dollars around the globe on e-retail sales, and these numbers are scaling to hit $4.8 trillion by 2021.¹ If you’re not considering how web accessibility is affecting your ecommerce profit margins, you’re giving up a piece of the pie to retailers who are making it their […]

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    Why You Should Go Beyond ADA Website Compliance

    No matter what type of organization your website represents, it’s of vital importance that you make sure the content is accessible to all people, no matter what type of disability they might have. Not only is it in your financial interest to do so, you risk running afoul of the law if your site is […]

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