CIO magazine recently published a great article, "How to Prepare for Web Accessibility Before the Government Forces Your Hand". The piece explains the current landscape regarding web accessibility law and how Section 508 paved the way for web accessibility regulations. While Section 508 applies to government websites, a flurry of lawsuits related to equal access under the ADA (Americans With Disability Act) have recently put… Continue Reading CIO Magazine: Web Accessibility Now – Before the Law Requires It
Ambiguous Guidelines? The April #a11ychat is coming up on Monday the 15th from 5-6pm EDT. The topic is "Violation or Best Practice?" We will discuss the many accessibility guidelines whose interpretation can sometimes be ambiguous: accessibility issues that are often perceived as actual violations, while they may in fact only be best practice (and vice versa). The Deque team of Denis Boudreau, Glenda Sims, Todd Liebsch, Paul… Continue Reading #a11ychat Coming up on Monday!
Not Foolin' This month's #a11ychat will be taking place on April 15th, from 5-6pm EST. Our topic this month is "Violation or Best Practice?" There are many accessibility standards that are up for debate - are some accessibility issues actually violations or simply a violation of best practice? The Deque team of Denis Boudreau, Glenda Sims, Todd Liebsch, Paul Adam, and Paul Bohman, are ready… Continue Reading April #a11ychat – Violation or Best Practice?
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
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
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