Fact or Fiction? Accessible Websites Are Ugly by Design

Fact: Accessible websites can be ugly, and there are a lot of ugly accessible websites out there. But it's not accessibility that makes them ugly -- there are also a lot of ugly inaccessible websites too! The truth is, you don't have to sacrifice design for accessibility. Accessible websites can be aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly for all audiences. Some of the most beautiful sites are… Continue Reading Fact or Fiction? Accessible Websites Are Ugly by Design

Web Accessibility Lawsuits and Settlements Are on the Rise

Many companies are quickly learning how powerful persons with disabilities can be. Regulations around the globe are being implemented to ensure that all people have equal access to digital services such as websites and mobile apps. But not all companies are complying. Often an organization doesn't even realize they're not web accessible -- other times they haven't become accessible because they don't know how to… Continue Reading Web Accessibility Lawsuits and Settlements Are on the Rise

Could Your Company’s Videos Get You Sued for ADA Noncompliance?

Section 508 Experts to Discuss Federal Contracts at National Press Club Event

If your organization provides videos on your website or through a service like YouTube or Vimeo, you may be placing yourself in the crosshairs of a lawsuit. Recently Harvard and MIT were both sued by advocates for the deaf for violating anti-discrimination laws by failing to provide closed-captioning in their online classes, podcasts and other online media. The National Association of the Deaf accused the… Continue Reading Could Your Company’s Videos Get You Sued for ADA Noncompliance?

USBLN® Announces its 2015 Board of Directors and Officers

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For Immediate Release February 17, 2015 Contact: Anita Howard Phone: (800) 706-2710 anita@usbln.org WASHINGTON, DC (February 17, 2015) - The US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) is pleased to announce the appointment of David L. Casey, VP, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health; Regina Edwards, Senior Vice President, Corporate Supplier Diversity, Wells Fargo & Company; and David L. Gonzales, Global Chief Diversity Officer, Merck… Continue Reading USBLN® Announces its 2015 Board of Directors and Officers

Your User-Centered Design Isn’t Usable If It Isn’t Accessible

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What if you learned there's an entire segment of users who find your user-centered design to be completely unusable? Not frustrating or difficult, but completely unusable? These users can't navigate around your website, they can't use the input controls and they can't understand the layout of the page itself. Your website won't let them, because your design hasn't addressed how they use the web. These… Continue Reading Your User-Centered Design Isn’t Usable If It Isn’t Accessible

Advanced AI Software Provides Natural Description of Images

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Google software can interpret and describe complex images as naturally and accurately as a sighted person - without human assistance. Beyond Object Recognition Two new artificial intelligence software programs can accurately interpret images and describe them more accurately than ever before. Developed independently by Stanford University and Google, the software programs can often describe images as accurately and meaningfully as humans. Until now, image recognition software… Continue Reading Advanced AI Software Provides Natural Description of Images

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