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Bureau of Internet Accessibility

Digital Accessibility Newsletter
July 2018

Court Rules That Settlements Do Not Exempt Companies From Additional Lawsuits

Restaurant chain Hooters was sued twice for an inaccessible website. They tried and failed to use the argument that they should be exempt from the second lawsuit because they entered into a website accessibility remediation plan as part of a resolution for a similar lawsuit. The court notes (PDF) that while Hooters may be in the process of updating the accessibility of its website, there is nothing in the record demonstrating that they had successfully done so and thus are not exempt from additional claims.

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Learn How To Mitigate Your Digital Accessibility Exposure

Register for our webinar on digital accessibility laws and requirements with Christian Antkowiak of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and Mark Shapiro, President of BoIA to learn how to best mitigate your digital accessibility exposure.  

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Self-Paced Training Courses Updated

Check out our latest self-paced training courses including accessibility best practices, mobile accessibility best practices and PDF best practices. Your team can access each training module from anywhere at any time and complete the course at a pace that fits their individual schedules and training aptitude. Each module offers real-life accessibility remediation examples, compiled from the most common accessibility issues BoIA has encountered over the years from our customers.

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Website Accessibility Guidelines Updated to WCAG 2.1

On June 5th, the World Wide Web Consortium published its long-awaited update to WCAG 2.0. WCAG 2.1 provides improvements for three major groups of individuals: users with cognitive or learning disabilities, users with low vision, and users with disabilities using mobile devices. The 12 new Success Criteria (5 at Level A and 7 at Level AA) now include specifications for mobile and set the stage for WCAG 3.0 scheduled to be released in 2021. The legal community is expected to continue to use WCAG 2.0 A/AA as its standard through 2018.

Website Color Contrast Style Guide

Give your designers and content contributors a style guide based on your website's foreground and background colors that have passed accessibility standards. Being able to reference concrete examples of the currently successful fonts and colors used on your website saves your team time and frustration by eliminating the guessing from color combinations that pass contrast requirements.

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