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The ADA and your Website

9 May 2022

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is something familiar that affects everyone. Whether it’s ramp access at a local business, handicapped parking accommodations at the supermarket, or automatic doors in and out of buildings, we all see how the Americans with Disabilities Act works to build a world accessible to everyone. The ADA accommodations are […]

Bring Your School into Compliance with New Jersey’s Web Accessibility Act A4856

3 May 2022

If you work for a school or school district in New Jersey, it is important to start planning for NJ’s new web accessibility requirements now. Accessible Web’s team of specialists can help you create a plan! Accessible Web’s Top 10 Tips for Complying with New Jersey’s Web Accessibility Act: Understand NJ’s New Web Accessibility Requirements […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

31 Years of the ADA – A Look Back at the Groundbreaking Law

14 Jul 2021

Accessible Web is proud to support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 31st Anniversary.  It was signed into law in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush and serves as a landmark event in the movement for accessibility. On July 26th we celebrate this important civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and […]

Covid-19 Vaccine Website Accessibility

11 Mar 2021

As state Covid-19 Vaccine websites go live, there is a clear lack of accessible framework. When providing a product as crucial as a life-saving vaccine, there is little room for inaccessibility. Facebook groups have popped up helping connect volunteers with those who are unable to sign up for vaccines. Many of the barriers faced in […]

Disability Drives Innovation: A11y Spotlight

16 Nov 2020

Haben Girma, the first person who is deaf-blind to graduate from Harvard Law School, believes that disability drives innovation. She uses the example of two Italian friends whose desire to correspond through letters sparked the invention of the typewriter. One was blind and the other sighted, so the latter created a machine where his friend […]

Why Voting Must Be Accessible to All & How It Isn’t

27 Oct 2020

If voting is a civic duty, shouldn’t all voters have access to all steps of the process? As state and federal elections draw near this question is urgent and, because of Covid-19 in-person options for voting are more risky or, just plan unavailable. Unfortunately when it comes to digital access, voting is not an easy […]