Category: Company News

Announcing Our New Suite of Accessibility Tools: Accessible Web Console!

13 Oct 2020

Since our launch in 2018, we’ve recognized the challenges that organizations are having with navigating the complexities of online ADA compliance and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). So, we created a new product that addresses these challenges: Accessible Web Console, a suite of SaaS tools designed to help teams discover, understand and resolve web […]

Accessible Web Staff Continues to Advance Professional Accessibility Certifications

28 May 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that Accessible Web team members have earned new International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) certifications!  Senior Developers Ryan Berliner and Nick Romano recently passed the Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) exam. The IAAP explains that the WAS is a “technical-level credential  intended for accessibility professionals who are expected to evaluate the accessibility […]

Accessible Web Becomes a Member of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

25 Nov 2019

Accessible Web began in 2016 with the goal of making websites accessible to everyone. We believe that like physical public spaces, the web is also a public space that should be fully accessible to all, regardless of the lack of legal obligation. Because we are dedicated to making the web accessible to society as a […]

CPACC Certifications Completed!

4 Oct 2019

We’re excited to announce that Peter Jewett and Pete Bruhn, our co-founders, have completed their International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) Certifications. Both are continuing to work towards IAAP Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) Certifications, and another round of 5 team members are in the process of studying and […]

Uber has wheelchair friendly options for disabled passengers, it may not be enough

11 Dec 2017

Uber has improved its accessibility options with the adoption of its Wheelchair friendly UberWAV service, available in 27 cities and counting. Beginning in January 2016, Uber began its UberWAV program (WAV for wheelchair accessible vehicle) in Toronto. The company began to offer wheelchair accessible vehicles in limited locations by partnering with paratransit agencies, and Uber […]

Airbnb to purchase Accessible Hospitality startup Accomable

21 Nov 2017

Accessibility hospitality service Accomable has been acquired by Airbnb. Accomable provides a similar service but with a focus on accessible and disability-accommodating spaces, covering over 60 countries. Accomable will phase out service and key team members will transition into the Airbnb product team, expanding their service to be more inclusive and accessible. As part of the […]

Twitter update increases character limit, but some users are still left out

7 Nov 2017

Social media platform Twitter recently updated their service to display messages of 280 characters. Product Manager Aliza Rosen explains this update is meant to build a better user experience, in a blog post she details: “Historically, 9% of Tweets in English hit the character limit. This reflects the challenge of fitting a thought into a […]

It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

18 May 2017

Join us in Celebrating Inclusivity and Diversity Did you know that Thursday, May 18 2017, is the sixth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)? Today we celebrate diversity and recognize the technological achievements made to build a more inclusive internet. By embracing assistive technology, utilizing robust UI/UX testing, and making web brand considerations, we’re able to build websites […]

Founder Peter Jewett Talks Accessibility on VPR

18 Aug 2016

Vermont Public Radio on Getting Digitally ADA Compliant Peter Jewett, founder of Accessible Web, was recently invited to speak on Vermont Public Radio about ADA compliance. From the VPR website: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. It ensured that people with disabilities had the same rights and opportunities as all Americans. For many […]