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?
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Without a daily commute, working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic is giving many of us more breathing room in our schedule. For many businesses and services, it’s also a time when clear, accessible communication is crucial. WeCo’s Accessibility Team thought this is the perfect time to scope your business/agency website for accessibility basics. Something… Continue Reading Bathrobe Accessibility Check: Basic Tips
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?
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
Kate, a Certified Test Consultant (CTC) at WeCo, who has a hearing disability, relies on visual elements and captioning when accessing the Internet. Continue Reading Kate’s Story: IT Accessibility and Living with a Hearing Impairment