Deque Accessibility Round-Up – March 29, 2013

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Here is a round-up of accessibility links from across the web this week: "Using NVDA to Evaluate Web Accessiblity" - WebAIM "4 Tips You Can Learn From Blind People" (VIDEO) - TommyEdisonXP "How Design has the Potential to Help People with Dementia" - The Future Perfect Company "Role-Based Accessibility in Government: Everyone's Responsibility" - HowTo.gov "My web my way" - BBC Guide to Accessibility "Readability Bookmarklet"… Continue Reading Deque Accessibility Round-Up – March 29, 2013

Requirements for an Accessible PDF: Part 2 – Common Accessibility Barriers

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In the first post of this series, we covered why integrating accessibility at the very first steps of a project can be beneficial to the process of PDF remediation. We also covered why it is always better to plan accessibility in advance, by building it into the source document rather than bolting it onto the PDF document. The most efficient way to build in accessibility… Continue Reading Requirements for an Accessible PDF: Part 2 – Common Accessibility Barriers

Response to Wall Street Journal Article: Disabled Sue Over Shopping

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Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal posted an article about the increasing number of suits filed over website accessibility. It mentioned suits against retailers such as Target, Netflix, Travelocity, and Bank of America to name a few, illustrating that litigation efforts span the gamut of customer-focused websites. While the article made a lot of points, we want to highlight the four listed below - While most… Continue Reading Response to Wall Street Journal Article: Disabled Sue Over Shopping

Requirements for an Accessible PDF: Part 1

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When asked what the most important PDF accessibility requirements are, most people will tell you that in order to be considered accessible, PDF documents need to: Be tagged using semantic markup so they become easily navigable by assistive technologies such as screen readers and refreshable braille displays Have their logical reading order specified independently of their visual appearance so their accessibility is enhanced for people… Continue Reading Requirements for an Accessible PDF: Part 1

“It’s the tools, dammit!”: Accessibility and Content Management Tools

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I just learned something new - or something new about something old.  I was making a roadmap for a customer, and as part of the roadmap I reviewed the accessibility of their tools. Here is what I learned: Accessibility support in tools and process is not just important, sometimes it is everything. Don't believe everything vendors tell you. Well okay, you probably knew not to… Continue Reading “It’s the tools, dammit!”: Accessibility and Content Management Tools

Breaking News: Bank of America Settlement Announced

Bank of America announced today that they have entered into a structured settlement to make its mobile and security applications accessible and ADA compliant. From the press release: As part of its long-standing commitment to customers with visual impairments, Bank of America announced today that it is enhancing the accessibility of its award-winning Online and Mobile Banking security features. Bank of America's security features allow customers… Continue Reading Breaking News: Bank of America Settlement Announced

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