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
Known gaps have existed in WCAG 2.0 that needed to be addressed due to the evolving needs of digital accessibility. In June of 2018, WCAG 2.1 became the official recommendation of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Continue Reading Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Overview
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
One might believe that people living with a hearing disability don’t really suffer from web accessibility problems since they can see the images, use a mouse, navigate the site, and read the content on the web page just fine, right? Websites are increasingly consisting of video and multimedia content. Continue Reading Web Accessibility for People Living with a Hearing Disability
Living with a motor skill-related disability, I rely on technology called “sticky keys” and voice recognition software. I also use typing splints on my hands because I cannot use my fingers. Continue Reading Do You Have A Sticky Keyboard
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