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
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… Continue Reading What You Should Know About Website and ADA Accessibility Claims
Keeping up with her peers can sometimes be a challenge for Amy Bower, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who is legally blind. To understand the graphs she works with on a constant basis, Bower has relied largely on the assistance of a sighted person as her own vision has diminished over… Continue Reading Make your graphics accessible already!
WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. Continue Reading Section 508 Refresh is About Access for All
Developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), whose members include Microsoft Corporation, Facebook, and Google, Inc., among others, the WCAG 2.0 guidelines provide a detailed standard for web content accessibility. Although highly technical and clearly written for web developers, counsel for entities with websites should be familiar with the guidelines and advise clients on… Continue Reading WCAG 2.0 Guidelines
WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. Continue Reading Content Management Systems (CMS)
WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. Continue Reading What Are There Benefits of Section 508 Compliance?
By Doug Loo For those of you advising clients on accessibility compliance and avoiding legal risk be sure to tell your clients that their accessibility statement page could be the first line of defense if used correctly. A good accessibility statement should accomplish goal of communicating to the two audience profiles that are visiting the… Continue Reading Accessibility Statements