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
The ADA was signed into law in 1990. There has been much discussion about whether or not the ADA also applies to digital accessibility. Continue Reading The ADA and Digital Accessibility
On December 26, 2017 the US Department of Justice officially withdrew the proposed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rules for website accessibility. The question we’re being asked at WeCo by many of our clients since then is: does this mean we don’t have to make our website and software accessible? That’s an important question. It’s one… Continue Reading No ADA Web Rules: Are We Off the Hook?
Digital accessibility has become a standard in our lives. More businesses and government departments have begun to view it as more than just legal compliance, it’s a way to reach people and gain market share. This momentum will continue as our Baby Boom population ages and the number of individuals living with disabilities grows dramatically as a result. Taking the “short view” of attempting to save money by avoiding doing the work of digital accessibility means that you will be left behind. Continue Reading ADA Rule Inactive Status: Impacts on Digital Accessibility
Our staff learned that many of our counterparts working on IT accessibility, and the needs of people living with disabilities, across the globe, do not have access to the level of accessible technology we enjoy in the US. One of our new friends from an African nation shared with us: “Many of our people don’t have computers, let alone screen reader software.” Continue Reading WeCo Hosts “Access for All” ADA Visit Creating Accessibility Cultural Exchange
That was all how it was before the ADA. You never knew if a building would be accessible. You never knew if people would say “We can’t take you here.” Continue Reading My Life Experiences Before the ADA
When organizations in the US begin the journey of designing or redesigning their websites and electronic communication products for accessibility, the first question that comes up is: what do we have to do? Thus, all of WeCo’s accessibility training courses includes an overview of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans… Continue Reading Section 508 and the ADA: a Primer for Website Accessible Communication