• 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 […]

  • Web Accessibility Training

    Can Your Organization Benefit from Web Accessibility Training?

    Whether you’re a web developer, a front-line staff member or an executive, you may be interested in learning how to enhance the online experience for website visitors and customers with disabilities. With more and more organizations tapping into the disability market – which adds up to more than 60 million North Americans – web accessibility […]

  • digital accessibility in higher education

    Digital Accessibility in Higher Education: A Case Study

    Accessibility is essential if all students are to participate fully in higher education. Eleven percent of all college and university students in the U.S. today have disabilities, which adds up to more than 2.25 million students — a participation rate almost four times greater than it was in 1981. One of the main reasons for […]

  • job applicants with disabilities

    Attracting Job Applicants with Disabilities

    There are numerous, well-proven direct and indirect benefits to hiring employees with disabilities. Unfortunately, however, digital inaccessibility can get in the way of engaging and recruiting job applicants with disabilities. To compound matters, often the myths about workers with disabilities can overshadow the facts. The fact is, there’s genuine value in diversifying your workforce with […]

  • hotel web accessibility

    Hotel Websites: Accessibility is a Selling Point

    For travellers with disabilities, accessibility is key when it comes choosing hotels, motels or other travel accommodations. Of course, the features of the guest rooms themselves are important. But long before checking in – long before making their hotel selection, in fact – these prospective guests are online. That’s why the accessibility of the hotel […]

  • Booking travel online

    Travel with a Disability: Digital Accessibility is Vital from the Start

    People with disabilities enjoy vacation getaways as much as anyone else. But when you have a disability, you tend to have more questions and do more preplanning before you travel. That’s why digital accessibility – in other words, a barrier-free experience on the websites you visit – is a vital part of your journey. Long […]

  • web accessibility laws

    Web Accessibility: Get to Know the Laws… and the Cause

    Web accessibility means a barrier-free experience for people with disabilities when they’re online. Behind the scenes, that means that the websites they visit have been designed with specific standards in mind – standards that accommodate the needs or assistive technologies of people who have disabilities. For the users themselves, it means that the websites they […]