• Child's hand reaching for wheelchair accessible building entrance button, representing an accessible building space

    Building Accessible Websites: It’s a Lot Like Creating Accessible Spaces

    Accessibility is an important attribute for every website, whether large and complex, or small and simple. A website that is accessible means it can be visited and used easily by everyone, including people with disabilities. It has certain built-in features that are designed to make it work better. Other features have been intentionally avoided or […]

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    Checking AODA Website Compliance: 3 Experiments That Prove Humans are Necessary

    In 2005, Ontario passed The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) to support the rights of people with disabilities to live and work in the province without discrimination. Among the requirements of this new law, which are being phased in gradually, are stipulations for web accessibility. Since 2014, websites that are newly created or […]

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    How Can Transportation Providers Ensure They’re ADA-Compliant Online?

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed in 1990, covers a lot of ground when it comes to protecting the rights of people with disabilities to be treated without discrimination. People with disabilities want and deserve to participate in all aspects of the community, just like everyone else. It’s why so many different types of businesses […]

  • Digital Accessibility Compliance

    WCAG is Your Ticket to Digital Accessibility Compliance

    Is digital accessibility compliance one of your organization’s goals in 2019? Digital accessibility means that all of your digital properties – your web pages, your mobile pages, your blogs, your downloadable apps, your digital products, your electronic documents and your multimedia – can be used equally and independently by people with disabilities. Digital accessibility is […]

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    Checking Compliance with the ADA: This is the Gold Standard

    We’ve mentioned in previous articles that it’s not enough to believe or assume your website is in compliance with the ADA. You must make a point of routinely evaluating it for compliance. Otherwise, you may be in violation of the law without even realizing it. Not only are you turning away the business of people […]

  • How Do People with Disabilities Access the Web?

    Updated numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tell us that about a quarter of all adults in the U.S. now have at least one type of disability1. This number is steadily growing. One key reason is that the baby-boom generation is aging, and they’re often developing disabilities as they get older. We […]

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    Experience Web Accessibility Issues Firsthand: Try These 4 Exercises

    Web accessibility is critical for people with disabilities to be able to visit and use websites and interact with apps. Various online barriers, such as improper heading level structure on a page or lack of captions for videos, create frustrating experiences for customers with disabilities. Websites that follow the technical guidelines of the Web Content […]

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    Why You Need a Way to Check for Section 508 Compliance

    All federal agencies in the U.S. are required by law – specifically, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act – to ensure that their websites are accessible to people with disabilities. Even many non-federal agencies are required to comply with Section 508 as part of a state or local law that applies to them. Accessible digital […]

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    Web Accessibility Policy: Do’s and Don’ts

    Should your organization have a web accessibility policy that sets out its responsibilities in this area? You may have already established other non-discrimination policies, such as an equal opportunity policy or an anti-harassment policy. A web accessibility policy, which outlines a framework for achieving digital accessibility for people with disabilities, is just as important. It […]

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    Why We Need Web Accessibility Laws: 7 Common Misconceptions of Digital Accessibility

    Accessibility legislation such as The Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Air Carrier Access Act and others are regulations that have been put in place to protect the rights of people with disabilities. The fact is, despite decades of effort by advocates, there are still widespread misconceptions about people with disabilities and how […]

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