Category: Disability Law

The New ADA Title II Update & Its Broader Implications

18 Apr 2024

At Accessible Web, we are committed to guiding and supporting our clients through the evolving landscape of digital accessibility. The latest amendment to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II, introduced on March 8, 2024, marks a significant advancement in our collective efforts to make digital content universally accessible. This update emphasizes the importance […]

Colorado’s New Accessibility Law for Government Entities

19 Apr 2023

If you work for a government entity in Colorado, now is the time to get serious about achieving WCAG 2.1 AA conformance. Colorado House Bill 21-1110 aims to ensure that state services, digital platforms, and content meet WCAG 2.1 AA standards for accessibility by July 1, 2024. Since we are a little more than a […]

DOJ Expected to Issue Public Entity Web Accessibility Regulations

4 Apr 2023

The U.S. Department of Justice is set to begin drafting web accessibility regulations for public entities this May, 2023. The United States currently lacks clear legal guidelines around web accessibility standards and enforcement, for public and private entities alike. The absence of clear regulation has led to confusion and the continued proliferation of accessibility barriers […]

What You Need to Know About CO HB-1110

5 Jul 2022

What is CO HB-1110? Colorado’s state legislature recently passed House Bill (HB) 1110 making it the first state to require state and local governments to be compliant with digital accessibility standards. These standards already existed at the federal level, but codifying them into state law gives more legal power to those who face discrimination and […]

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template – VPAT

21 Jun 2022

Your VPAT or Voluntary Product Accessibility Template tells users how accessible your product or services is for users with assistive technologies. What is a VPAT?  A VPAT is a document used to help users of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) make informed decisions before engaging with a service or product. The first iteration of this document […]

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 […]