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Accessible Web Attends Educause

28 Oct 2021

This week, Accessible Web had the pleasure of attending Educause, a conference for the community focused on advancing higher education through information technology. Being around a community that shares a similar mission of improvement was a great experience. Web accessibility in education is about making advancements by removing barriers for students. Students should focus on […]

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities Day 2021

2 Dec 2021

The annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities Day is on December 3rd. Every year, this day is about raising awareness of the inequalities that people with disabilities face — and joining the fight to change this. This year’s theme is “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable post-COVID-19 […]

A Fun Look into Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

9 Nov 2021

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act was monumental in advancing the accessibility rights movement. It protected against federal institutions discriminating against people with disabilities and gave way to the Americans with Disabilities Act. This Drunk History video provides a fun yet digestible look at the protests which allowed for change to happen. We recognize this […]

DOJ Reaches an Agreement with Rite Aid on Web Accessibility

4 Nov 2021

On November 1st, the Department of Justice and Rite Aid agreed to make the Rite Aid Vaccine Registration Portal meet WCAG 2.1 conformance. This came after a compliance review conducted by the government, which found that the website had several accessibility issues. According to the court documents, user testing with assistive technology showed that: “Certain […]

A Q&A with our new team member, Ben Turner

14 Oct 2021

Ben joined our team as an accessibility auditor last month. Passionate about accessibility, he is joining Accessible Web in our mission to make the internet accessible to everyone, regardless of ability. Join us in welcoming Ben, and learn more about his background from our Q&A below: Where are you from? I was born in Orlando, […]

The Disabled Access Tax Credit

12 Oct 2021

Complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act may require a financial investment on your part. However, small business owners may claim a tax credit for this commitment. The Disabled Access Tax Credit, IRS form 8826, is part of the general business credit and provides a tax credit of up to $5,000 to small business owners […]

The 76th Anniversary of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month

27 Sep 2021

Accessible Web is proud to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Every year, this month is dedicated to educating and raising awareness on the necessity and value of hiring people with disabilities. This year’s theme is America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, this theme […]

Accessible Web Podcast: Heather Berg

7 Sep 2021

Transcript Peter Jewett Welcome, everyone to Episode 10 of the accessible web podcast. We’re here today with a member of our team Heather Berg, where we’re switching things up a little bit. Give people a little context, give a little audio descriptions. I am Peter Jewett. I’m located here in my house in the in […]

Breaking Down Communication Barriers: RogerVoice

7 Sep 2021

Olivier Jannel founded RogerVoice, an app that provides a live transcript of phone calls in over 100 languages, with a mission to break down communication barriers. Inspired by smartphones’ evolving capabilities, as well as his own experiences navigating the world as hearing impaired, he knew he had to create something and differentiate it from other […]

A Q&A with our new team member, Scott McCracken

30 Aug 2021

Scott joined our team as one of 2 new software engineers last month. Passionate about accessibility, he is joining Accessible Web in our mission to make the internet accessible to everyone, regardless of ability. Join us in welcoming Scott, and learn more about his background from our Q&A below: Where are you from? I’m originally […]