• ADA Section 504

    Section 504: Responsibilities and Requirements

    When academic institutions follow Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to pursue their academic ambitions. This act and the subsequent ADA guidelines provide students with disabilities access to digital course materials, websites and apps through anti-discrimination legislation.¹ What’s Included in Section 504? Section 504 requires K-12 […]

  • 508 Compliance

    508 Compliance: How to Get There

    Whenever an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) device, platform, or system achieves “508 compliance,” everyone involved stands to benefit. This means that the service can reach a larger audience by extending usability to people with disabilities. The term “508” refers to an amendment of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 called Section 508—stating that members of […]

  • ADA Requirements

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

    While organizations that service the public may find it challenging to follow all the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the compelling economic argument for following the law can be a source of inspiration and energy to meet and exceed compliance.¹ The ADA initially became law in 1990 and received major revisions in […]

  • Happy employees

    6 Must-Haves to Ensure the Workplace is ADA Compliant

    Today, more than ever, inclusively in the workplace is vital. Not only is it an ethical obligation, but it is also required by something called the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Although this has existed since 1990 (with some adjustments) many employers still have questions about how to fully comply with ADA requirements. Having a […]

  • web accessibility design layout

    Web Accessibility 101: A Beginner’s Guide

    Your website appears impressive. According to your traffic analytics, whether it’s viewed on a desktop, tablet, or smartphone, you seem to attract a fair amount of attention and you know that you’re bringing new people into your organization. But you seem to be missing a large part of your potential audience, and you’re unsure why. […]

  • The Who, What, Where, When, Why And How Of An ADA Compliance Checker

    The Americans with Disabilities Act has helped to protect the needs and interests of individuals with disabilities since 1990. This vital piece of legislation ensures that businesses do not accidentally discriminate against people who have disabilities. Since its inception, the Internet and digital age has grown significantly. The amount of growth is precisely why organizations […]

  • wcag 2.0 compliance

    WCAG 2.1 | Validator, Checklist, and Live Human Testing

    If you want your website to be accessible, you need to take a few steps to make certain that everything works properly and is usable for everyone. Using a validator is a good step, but it doesn’t work in 100% of scenarios. A checklist can be excellent, but might still leave you missing something. The […]

  • Four Ways an ADA-Compliant Website Can Give Your Business a Boost

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a set of laws developed in 1990. This act was created to make certain people with disabilities have the accommodations they need to work and use public services. While the internet as we know it didn’t exist in 1990, today the ADA expands to include websites and even […]

  • ADA guidelines for web accessibility

    ADA Guidelines for Web Accessibility: Everything You Need to Know

    People with disabilities are all around us. They live in every country and often experience life in a very different manner than those individuals who don’t have emotional, mental, or physical disabilities. In fact, 15 percent of the global population is classified as disabled. Of this 15 percent, an estimated 190 million people experience significant disabilities.¹ […]

  • 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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