Category: History

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]