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    Equal Access for All: Does Your Website Comply with Accessibility Laws?

    Can everyone who lives in your town or city use your official website with ease? In the United States, local governments must comply with federal laws that promote and protect accessibility for people with disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Local governments have made significant improvements […]

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    ADA Reform: What Would It Mean for Website Accessibility?

    The Americans with Disabilities Act, in force since 1990, is a law that protects people with disabilities – the largest minority group in the country – from discrimination. Businesses are obliged to treat these individuals just like everyone else, ensuring stores and services are accessible, as long as it’s not an onerous task (accessibility must […]

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    Understanding WCAG Compliance Checkers and Their Shortfalls

    If your company has tasked you with making its website conform to the technical requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), one of the first tools you’ll likely turn to is an automated WCAG compliance checker, evaluator or validator. Many free WCAG compliance checkers are available online. They scan webpages for accessibility issues based […]

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    AODA Website Compliance: a Guide for Ontario Businesses

    If you own or operate a business or an organization in the province of Ontario, you’re likely aware of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). You may already have taken steps to meet its requirements for accessibility in some or all of the five areas it addresses: information and communications, customer service, transportation, […]

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    The Show Must Go On: Are Your Digital Properties Accessible?

    Is your company meeting the website accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? The ADA doesn’t specifically mention the web – the law was written before internet use became part of everyday life. However, numerous court cases and indications from the Department of Justice (DOJ), which enforces the ADA, have confirmed that digital […]

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    Getting to Know the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

    The internet is quickly becoming an indispensable part of daily life. What happens if you can’t use it? This is the problem facing millions of Americans with disabilities – inaccessible websites are preventing people from participating fully in many aspects of society. These digital barriers are preventable with proper website design and development. That’s why […]

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    Improve Your Website Accessibility with a WCAG Checklist

    If you want to improve your website’s accessibility but you’re not sure where to start, here are two key things you need to know: the worldwide standard for website accessibility is WCAG 2.0 (short for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0) and using a reliable WCAG checklist will assist you meeting its requirements. Before we get […]

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    What Utilities Need to Know About Web Accessibility

    Like other businesses across the United States, utility companies must make their websites accessible. This means that anyone, including people with disabilities, can use a website without encountering barriers. If you own or operate a utility company and your website isn’t accessible – or you’re not sure if it is – put this on your […]

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    An Overview of Canada’s Accessibility Laws: A Look at the Old and the New

    One in seven Canadians over the age of 15 has a disability of some kind, according to Statistics Canada, whether it’s related to hearing, vision, mobility, memory or something else. Three-quarters of Canadians with disabilities have more than one kind1. For these individuals, being able to participate in society on par with their fellow citizens […]

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    Why You Should Go Beyond ADA Website Compliance

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that bans organizations from discriminating against people with disabilities in the course of doing business. Since using the Internet to serve and inform customers is very much a part of the way we do business, organizations’ websites are unequivocally covered by this law. These websites […]

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