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Did you hear? Stevie Wonder Called for Accessibility at the 2016 Grammys

At the 2016 Grammys Stevie Wonder called for accessibility in the marketplace.  According to The American Federation for the Blind (AFB); “it was fabulous”. In an article posted on the AFB blog in 2016, Stevie made everyone laugh when he teased the audience with a “na na nana na…y’all can’t read this huh?” referring to…

Section 508 Web Accessibility and the GSA

What is Section 508 In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d) to require federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology public content accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual’s ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate…

The Section 508 Refresh Is Finally Here!

Today, the US Access Board released a final rule updating the requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) according to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communication Act. The much-anticipated ICT refresh will reflect international standards for web accessibility and take into account the dramatic changes in technology between the…

Another U.S. City Settles Website Accessibility Lawsuit

When will they learn?  You can’t say, “no I’m not going to fix my website to accommodate the one or two deaf people who visit my website!”  You can’t! Okay?  You just can’t! The City of Miami found out the hard way when Mr. Eddie Sierra, a local disability advocate, entered into a federal Consent…

What You Should Know About Website and ADA Accessibility Claims

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), providing for equal access for persons with disabilities in places of public accommodation, has made the country far more accessible. Yet, given its highly technical (and often ambiguous) design, plaintiffs’ firms and disability rights advocates file claims over unlawful barriers and technical violations against even the…