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Web Accessibility for Supermarkets

April 17, 2018 9:30:00 AM EDT

Despite massive growth in e-commerce, there’s at least one brick-and-mortar industry that’s standing strong: grocery retailers. Even though people are still buying groceries in person, customers use supermarket websites for a variety of purposes. Web accessibility is an important part of the marketing strategy of any supermarket.

Accessibility Analysis of Luxury Watch Brand Websites - 2Q2018

April 4, 2018 9:24:00 AM EDT

The Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BoIA) identified the top 25 highest-trafficked luxury watch brand websites and scanned each, creating a benchmark as to the overall web accessibility of the industry. The assessment was based on the results of automated scans performed by BoIA’s A11Y® Platform, a proprietary program built specifically to identify issues based on the international standards for testing website accessibility, called Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 A/AA.

Web Developers Could Be Targets of New Website Accessibility Lawsuits

March 29, 2018 9:38:00 AM EDT

The past several years have seen a sharp uptick in lawsuits against websites for failing to meet the requirements of the ADA. Past lawsuits have targeted only the organizations that are the subject of the website. In a marked change of pace, however, one recent ADA lawsuit names both the business and the developers responsible for creating the website as defendants in the case.

4 Accessibility Tips for Web Developers

March 27, 2018 9:39:00 AM EDT

Although accessibility brings with it a wide range of advantages, many web developers still aren’t sure about the best ways to begin making websites more accessible. These four basic tips can help developers get started with their accessibility initiatives.

How Credit Unions Respond to ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits

March 1, 2018 9:56:06 AM EST

Since the ADA does not explicitly address website accessibility, many credit unions are left wondering how the law affects them and how best to proceed. The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) is responding to these recent legal cases by working to clarify existing U.S. legislation and enact new laws to better address the issue of website accessibility.

How the NFL is Committed to Web Accessibility

February 2, 2018 12:33:21 PM EST

With Super Bowl LII coming up this Sunday, February 4, now is the perfect time to look at one of the National Football League’s biggest victories: its commitment to providing a truly accessible experience on its website, NFL.com.

WCAG 2.1: What You Need to Know

January 3, 2018 10:00:00 AM EST

Enter WCAG 2.1: the latest draft version of WCAG, which is currently under revision. Rather than replacing or modifying WCAG 2.0, WCAG 2.1 is intended to enhance it, filling in some of the gaps left by the previous guidelines. 

BoIA Devotes $100k to Help School Districts with Accessibility

December 21, 2017 10:25:18 AM EST

To help schools navigate web accessibility regulations and to improve the overall accessibility of educational markets for impaired individuals, the Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BoIA) is providing in-kind donations of $100,000 in detailed electronic scans of their website and consultation to interpret results and help formulate a remediation strategy for qualified educational institutions.

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November 21, 2017 10:07:52 AM EST

National Epilepsy Awareness Month should serve as a reminder to all businesses with an online presence that there are simple steps they can take to make sure their websites offer an accessible experience for the 3.4 million people in the U.S. (and 64 million people worldwide) with epilepsy. With web accessibility lawsuits on the rise, it is time to ensure your website is engaging and safe for users living with epilepsy.

How to Ensure Your Website is ADA-Compliant: The Top Guidelines to Follow

November 8, 2017 1:08:07 PM EST

Until the ADA is updated to address the special case of website accessibility, or the Department of Justice releases its website accessibility regulations, complying with WCAG 2.0 Level AA is the best way to ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to your website. The overview below will tell you everything you need to know about meeting the WCAG 2.0 Level AA recommendations.

What the Dave & Buster’s Lawsuit Means for Website Accessibility

November 7, 2017 11:48:50 AM EST

The plaintiff in the case of Gorecki v. Dave & Buster’s, Inc., Sean Gorecki, is permanently blind and uses screen reader software to access the internet. The defendant’s lawyers argued that the Dave & Buster’s website had already included text to accommodate people using screen readers, redirecting them to an accessible telephone hotline. However, in an October 2017 ruling, the court found that the defendant had not conclusively proven that the hotline text itself was readable by screen readers. 

The Most Common Web Accessibility Issues to Avoid

November 3, 2017 9:31:56 AM EDT

Good news: Coding an ADA-compliant website is achievable with minimal expense and minimal impact on usability or design — if some basic guidelines and strategies are followed. The following list details the best ways to avoid the seven most common web accessibility issues.

How To Prevent a Web Accessibility Lawsuit

October 25, 2017 9:36:05 AM EDT

Not only does increased web accessibility help you maximize the number of people visiting your site, but it also is increasingly legally enforced, which leads to lawsuits and other legal implications for companies that don’t take the necessary steps to meet current accessibility requirements.

EU Moves Toward Mandated Mobile App Accessibility

September 26, 2017 12:00:23 PM EDT

New standards built on the EU’s 2016 Web and Mobile Accessibility Directive, go further by not only extending the standards to specifically address mobile apps, but also by making the standards binding for member states.

Navigating Web Accessibility During Natural Disasters

September 21, 2017 1:33:56 PM EDT

During a natural disaster, social media and other online platforms must be accessible to effectively inform and advise all people.

How the Air Carrier Access Act Relates to Website Accessibility

August 16, 2017 12:54:42 PM EDT

The ACAA formally recognized that it was no longer enough for airlines to accommodate your disability when you arrive at the airport, but they must also ensure that there are no barriers to booking your trip, or navigating the website used to book your voyage.

How ARIA Can Help Make Your Website Accessible

July 31, 2017 5:04:00 AM EDT

ARIA is a specification designed to support accessible web applications.This specification is designed to make web applications, widgets, and web content more accessible to people with disabilities.  

What Are Android Accessibility Features?

June 20, 2017 8:23:00 AM EDT

Android accessibility features allow users to customize their device by modifying accessibility settings or apps to improve their experience

What are iOS Accessibility Features?

June 14, 2017 7:21:33 AM EDT

Apple’s iOS customizable accessibility features display a thorough understanding of inclusivity and enable the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad to easily perform for a wide range of audiences.

Unemployment Rate Higher People with Disabilities

June 2, 2016 12:00:00 AM EDT

According to the findings, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is currently 10.8, down from 11.7 just 12 months earlier.

Banking on Website Accessibility Lawsuits

April 10, 2014 7:34:00 PM EDT

People with visual, auditory, cognitive recognition, speech or physical special needs have difficulties accessing many popular banking websites due to the startling lack of support for assistive technology.

Australia Pushes for Digital Accessibility

August 20, 2013 4:01:00 PM EDT

Australia's online presence still needs improvement to be accessible to those with disabilities, so says The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).

Gloomy Reality about the High Level of Ignorance Concerning Accessibility

April 24, 2013 2:01:00 PM EDT

Perusing the comments section of a recent article by the Wall Street Journal titled "Disabled Sue Over Web Shopping* is reminiscent of the attitude toward women in the late 1800’s.

OSHRC issues final rule implementing Sec. 504 of the Rehab Act

July 22, 2011 9:41:00 AM EDT

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) has revised part 2205, which it endorsed to implement section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

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