The Americans with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law. Most often associated with street and building access, it also governs goods, services, and information made available to the public, including websites. The ADA applies to everyone who places information out for public consumption, including private industry, or nonprofits – any organization that is putting… Continue Reading The ADA: Where do we go from here?
Making a Case for Accessibility
Are Accessibility Overlays Overbaked?
It’s not always easy for us to explain to clients that what most people living with disabilities want, includes the ability to decide HOW we access websites…tools (overlays) appear to many of us more about making the companies and developers feel better, than creating an accessible option for us, because they can consider our accessibility needs “fixed.” Continue Reading Are Accessibility Overlays Overbaked?
WCAG 2.2 Draft: Quick Look
On Feb. 28, 2020 a new working draft of Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) version 2.2 has been released for public review and comment. If you’re working on accessibility for your organization and/or project, it’s important for you to know that another level of WCAG is anticipated. This blog article provides “at-a-glance” background information on this new version of the WCAG and a direct link to the working document. Continue Reading WCAG 2.2 Draft: Quick Look
Websites and Seizures: Developing for Accessibility
Most web content is harmless to those with epilepsy and/or photosensitive seizure disorders. However, because of the potentially serious nature of seizures, developers need to be aware of the possible dangers of using flashing or flickering graphics and animations. Continue Reading Websites and Seizures: Developing for Accessibility
Improving User Experience Through Good Usability Design
This year’s World Usability Day (WUD) theme is “design for good or evil”. At its worst, bad design prevents users from doing the things they want to do on websites. However, at its best, good design can provide everyone with a positive user experience. Continue Reading Improving User Experience Through Good Usability Design
WCAG 2.0 AA a Global Accessibility Measure? A WeCo Client Question
About this blog post: WeCo periodically addresses questions we receive from clients in our Accessibility Blog. This question, about WCAG Global Accessibility, came from the legal counsel of one of our clients. We hope you find the answer helpful. WECO CLIENT QUESTION: Are the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.0 standards global in nature? In… Continue Reading WCAG 2.0 AA a Global Accessibility Measure? A WeCo Client Question
Disability Awareness: a Business Toolkit
For those of us who want to continue to do business and attract capable employees in a future where disabilities become more common, being aware of the disabilities our customers, employees and coworkers live with, will directly impact our ability to stay competitive and viable. How we respond to the challenges and changes will interpret what kind of a culture we are building within our organizations, as well as the type of message we are sending to the public. Continue Reading Disability Awareness: a Business Toolkit