New ADA ruling On July 25th, 2023, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced some exciting news: They proposed a new ruling under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that would make it easier for public entities to create accessible web and mobile apps, and therefore increase access for those of us living… Continue Reading New Proposed ADA Ruling: A Big Step Forward for Accessibility
Complete presentation found here: https://youtu.be/cSHXN7ot-Rk When we look back over history and examine the laws and societal norms that have emerged, it’s not difficult to understand the digital exclusion people with disabilities are encountering today. In fact, the persistence in which the digital accessibility industry seeks to exclude such users, matches closely the attitudes toward… Continue Reading How History, Laws and Societal Norms Continue to Exclude Users with Disabilities from the Digital Experience
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, e-learning has become a standard for higher learning education. Yet many students living with disabilities find themselves in the position of troubleshooting their own accessibility needs. This can diminish their learning experience and exclude them. Here’s our Accessibility Team’s quick list of ways you can create a more accessible, inclusive e-learning… Continue Reading Tips on Accessible E-Learning
Our lives are powered by mobile convenience. It’s how we apply for jobs, pay bills, order food, make and keep friends. Consider what would happen if you had to function in the mobile world without sight. This is why mobile accessibility apps are not just a good thing to do, they’re a necessary part of… Continue Reading Mobile Accessibility and Inclusion
Digital accessibility for websites, software, mobile applications and documents, can be tricky for those of us living with mental health disorders. Mental illnesses can make it difficult to focus on, process, and understand information. This can create challenges for people navigating websites that are not tailored to our content management and design needs. As the… Continue Reading Mental Health Accessibility
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?
But making statements about someone else’s experience…may invalidate the person’s experience. You may feel much better after telling someone that you “identify” with their experience. And while all of these things may serve a good intention, your voice may not be the one that needs to be heard right now. Continue Reading Public Statements and Listening vs. Hearing