Category: History

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 […]

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 […]

WCAG Version History

12 Oct 2020

WCAG 1.0 In May 1999, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 were established. A first step in establishing guidelines for accessibility on the web, WCAG 1.0 focused mainly on HTML. This edition of the WCAG included the conformance levels that we are still familiar with today: A, AA, and AAA. From the perspective of […]