ADA WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY: WHAT DOES IT MEAN & WHY DOES IT MATTER IN 2021

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To understand what ADA website accessibility means in 2021, we must first need to understand the true meaning and intent of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The American with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law that “prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and … Read more

Website Accessibility Overlays Don’t Protect You from Potential Lawsuits

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Overlays are products that claim to automatically fix a website’s accessibility issues.  All you have to do, they claim, is insert their JavaScript snippet on your website and your accessibility problems will be repaired. With the increased number of accessibility lawsuits for inaccessible websites, it’s no wonder that offers for quick fixes are hard to … Read more

Website Accessibility overlays, plugins and widgets might actually put a target on your back

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Are you thinking about using one of those website accessibilities overlays, plugins or widgets that puts a toolbar overlay on your website? Think again. The industry is largely in agreement that only about 33% or 1/3 of website accessibility issues can be detected through automated tools, overlays, or widgets only. Website scans and ADA audits … Read more

Covid-19 is making Website Accessibility more important than ever!

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Due to COVID-19, consumer-facing industries (e.g., retail, restaurants, hospitality, banking, online education, etc.) are benefiting from an increase in online order demands. Businesses must ensure that their websites are accessible to everyone. Are your website designs Accessible? As you look to design and build new websites, or redesign and upgrade your client’s existing site, it’s … Read more

Web Accessibility is more important in the Wake of COVID-19 especially in Education

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Q & A on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Outbreak. Web Accessibility is more important than ever as it provides equal opportunity and access to everyone, especially to people with some form of disability.  In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, online learning activities … Read more

Why Your Websites Must Be ADA Compliant

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Other than the trending obvious of avoiding possible lawsuits, it lets the disabled community, their family, friends, and people as a whole know that your company cares about accommodating people with disabilities. Making your digital content accessible will allow the ease of access for individuals with visual, hearing, motor, and cognitive disabilities. Approximately 1 in … Read more

If Beyoncé can be sued for having a Website that is not Accessible, So Can You!

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Beyoncé Knowles company Parkwood Entertainment was sued for having a website that was not accessible by the visually impaired. Mary Conner who is blind according to the filing, claims the website isn’t fully accessible for her and for millions of others who have visual impairments. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that businesses and … Read more

Look out CBD Companies:

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If Your Websites Are Not Accessible to People with Disabilities, You Can Be Sued! With ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits up 174% from 314 lawsuits filed in 2017 to 2,235 lawsuits filed in 2019, if your website is not accessible, you are vulnerable to legal claims with the financial burden of attorney fees, often from both … Read more