The following is a true story. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. This is the story of Carlos “Pepe” Rodriguez, who has resided in San Ysidro California for 25 years. He is visually impaired, is legally blind and has cerebral palsy. He lives in the area of 7th Avenue and U-know-the Way.… Continue Reading The moral of the story is this; Fix Your Websites Now!
Although financial institutions have not been targeted in the disability suits filed to date, financial industry trade groups report that banks all over the country are receiving demand letters from disabled consumers, advocacy groups or attorneys representing them complaining that bank websites are inaccessible, in violation of the ADA. Nearly 20% of the 580 banks… Continue Reading The Mortgage Industry Has a New Headache: Web Accessibility Requirements
Did you know? I’m sure the last thing you want to hear about is more government regulation, but there’s a new law going into effect in January 2018 that will affect your business (United States) if you operate a Website. Did you know? Did the DOJ send you a memo? Did your SEO agency tell you?… Continue Reading What Happens in January 2018?
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Digital Marketing & Web Accessibility Jobs Today web accessibility is a primary business and social concern. With ADA lawsuits skyrocketing now is the time for businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to take action to protect themselves. RadioPress Media (the parent company of 508 Help Desk) a digital marketing and web accessibility solutions provider located in… Continue Reading Digital Marketing Agency Now Hiring
ATLANTA, GA., May 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The 508 Help Desk (a service of RadioPress Media, LLC) reports that recent changes in federal website accessibility requirements allow small businesses to be eligible for a $5,000 tax credit. The changes under IRS Code Section 44, Disabled Access Credit, state that small businesses can qualify for the… Continue Reading $5,000 Tax Credit for Website Accessibility Expenditures
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… Continue Reading Did you hear? Stevie Wonder Called for Accessibility at the 2016 Grammys
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… Continue Reading Section 508 Web Accessibility and the GSA
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… Continue Reading The Section 508 Refresh Is Finally Here!
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… Continue Reading Another U.S. City Settles Website Accessibility Lawsuit