What do Target, H&R Block, and Home Depot all have in common? These aren’t just businesses that have become household and industry names. They’re also businesses that have had to pay millions in fines because they have websites that aren’t accessible to people with disabilities.
Did you know that over 41,000 people with disabilities reported that they lacked reasonable accommodations between 2012 and 2014? According to Cornell University, this is one of the most common issues that disabled citizens face. That’s why so many companies are making their websites compliant with the
What if the issue isn’t the disability, but the need for better inclusive design?
Website accessibility is a hot topic for website owners and developers. For business owners and managers, they’re just starting to become aware of the issues. The fact is that there’s a growing chance that your business could be targeted for an ADA website lawsuit. ADA
As soon as your website goes live, that means that anyone in the world has the potential to view it, right? Not so fast. Unless your website is compatible with screen readers, uses closed captions for videos, has prerecorded audio descriptions, and offers extended screen
Images must have text alternatives that describe the information or function they represent. By adding alt tags, those with disabilities who use assistive technology, such as screen readers, will be able to have the image conveyed in words, rather than by sight. Adding alt tags
Sometimes you have to look a little deeper on how to add alt tags to the images you are posting on your favorite social networks or closed captions to videos. Here are some quick links to the most popular social media sites discussing how to
ACCESSIBILITY TRAINING WebAim.com Webaim is located in Logan, Utah. WebAim is an accessibility leader, offering training at their location as well as arranging training at your location. WebAim’s online Document Accessibility Course covers making documents accessible. Details are below. Register: Webaim.org/training Website: WebAim.org Phone: 435-797-7024
About a billion people experience disability in some form. Does your website offer the web accessibility needed for them to use it? If disabled people can’t access your website, you’re missing out on a huge customer base. But it gets more serious: just like with
When the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1989, companies have had to make sure that their buildings, and now websites, are ADA compliant. With so many state and federal regulations regarding ADA compliance, along with changes and updates to legislation, companies can find
Recent legal developments could spell trouble for American businesses of all shapes and sizes. In 2018, plaintiffs filed over 2200 website accessibility lawsuits. That number has nearly tripled from the year before — and the year before that. There are no clear guidelines for website
Businesses have come under scrutiny about accessibility compliance for their websites. In fact, many businesses have seen lawsuits on their lack of compliance. If you want to avoid lawsuits, you should make sure your website follows ADA standards. If you’re new to this idea, the best
In 2018, there were over 2250 federal website accessibility lawsuits. The lawsuits claimed people with disabilities couldn’t use the sites. The sites didn’t work with assistive technologies. All the suits were in federal court under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The
19% of the U.S. population has a disability. With numbers like that, accessibility shouldn’t be an afterthought, it should be a priority. The WCAG is working to make that goal a reality. But as with any robust set of guidelines, making them understandable can be an
Teresa Huber and Susan Finch talk about the importance of an ADA compliant website. When most marketing departments think of disabilities and ADA compliance, they think about blind people, those in wheelchairs and more obvious issues. Don’t forget about those with dyslexia, those who are
You want your website to be accessible to everyone. And the best way to do that is to ensure that your site is an ADA compliant website. We take a look at how to ensure that your site meets the ADA requirements. 20% of the
Download PDF – Summary of Americans with Disabilities Act How does ADA apply to your website? On July 26, 1990, George W. Bush signed into law The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The law is far-reaching and prohibits those with disabilities to be discriminated against.
Sections 504 and 508 – how it applies to your website. Download PDF What is Section 508? Section 508 is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which applies to all Federal departments and agencies. A new version of Section 508 was signed into law
Answer quick: Is your website ADA compliant? …If you hesitated at all, that’s not good. It’s time to take a look at your business’ or service’s website through the eyes of a different set of potential customers — people living with disabilities. We know what you’re
Website Compliance: It’s the Law Why worry about complying with the WCAG guidelines used by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Sections 504 and 508 of Rehabilitation Act which require electronic and information technology be ready-made for all people. On January 28, 2017, the US government refined
What happens if you do not comply with the law? If you have not heard from U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), chances are increasing that you will. The OCR is increasing the number of investigations to ensure school districts are complying
If you are striving to make your website WCAG 2.0 to be ADA accessible, there are many resources available help guide you. WCAG 2.0 Resources WCAG 2.0 Guidelines W3.org Accessibility Tutorials American’s with Disabilities Act Summary of ADA ADA.gov The Rehabilitation Act Summary of The Rehabilitation
When a new project is started, one of the first considerations is design along with functionality. For web designers who also need to create accessible designs, additional considerations much be taken in order to the meet the color contrast ratios provided by WCAG 2.0, which
ADA Compliance Checklist to help you to evaluate your current website’s compliance with the American Disability Act for WCAG 2.0 and Title II Does the website have distinguishable contrast in color between text or the foreground and the background colors? Does all images have written