Category: Web Accessibility 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 […]

Deadline approaching for Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

16 Sep 2020

In 2005 Ontario became the first Canadian Province to pass accessibility laws and has one of the most comprehensive policies created to date: The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Many countries, like the US, have laws that require government organizations or organizations that use government funds to have and procure accessible technology, websites […]

A11y Updates: Windows, Firefox and Apple

28 Aug 2020

We’re always thrilled to hear about technology companies updating their products specifically for accessibility. Not only does improved technology enhance experiences for people with disabilities, but these updates move the needle a bit further towards progress. Let’s hope that other companies and organizations follow suit, because everyone benefits from accessibility. Here are some of the […]

Thirty Years After the ADA Was Passed, There Is Still Lots To Be Done

24 Jul 2020

On July 26th, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. In the past 30 years, many improvements to our physical world have been made–from curb cutouts, to accessible entrances to braille buttons on elevators, ATMs and kiosks. Many people with disabilities stress that though their lives have vastly improved since it […]

Misconceptions About Making Websites Accessible

2 Jul 2020

We’ve put together a list of the 3 most common myths about web accessibility and the reasons they just are not true! #1 “Making my site accessible only benefits a small number of people.”  One of the most common misconceptions about accessibility is that it only benefits people with disabilities. That is not true. Making […]

Ninth Annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day

20 May 2020

Every third Thursday in May marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), which focuses on digital access and inclusion for all. What is digital accessibility? It is ensuring that folks with disabilities have the same experiences and outcomes with web-based services, content and other digital products as those without disabilities. Each year various tech companies, non-profits, […]

Website Accessibility & California Housing Laws: Make Sure Your Site Complies

27 Apr 2020

Most websites fall under Title III of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which governs access of persons with disabilities to places of “public accommodations.” These are defined as entities that own or operate a place of public accommodation, which include the real estate, mortgage and insurance industry.  In addition to the ADA, there are […]

As Remote Learning Becomes the Norm, So Must Fully Accessible Learning Tools

31 Mar 2020

With schools finishing the year at home due to COVID-19, decisions made about remote learning tools will significantly affect students with disabilities. The urgency to accommodate all students may be greater than educational institutions have ever experienced.   Students and teachers are fortunate to have options for distance learning, and there will certainly be a learning […]

Are JavaScript Based Accessibility Toolbars a Viable Way to Meet ADA Compliance?

6 Nov 2019

The digital accessibility industry is flooded with companies selling accessibility toolbars that allow users to change font specific settings, contrast settings, use a built-in screen reader and other accessibility-based site adjustments. Many of these companies claim guaranteed ADA compliance, just by purchasing a subscription to the toolbar and by implementing it onto your site. I […]

Supreme Court Denied Domino’s Request to Hear Accessibility Case

7 Oct 2019

The Supreme Court of the United States has denied Domino’s petition to hear a case about whether its website and app is required to be accessible to people who are disabled. This leaves in place the decision that the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals made stating that the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) does […]