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?
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
MS is a degenerative, inflammatory immune illness which affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. Websites have not been developed with MS users in mind. Continue Reading Toni’s Story: IT Accessibility and Living with Multiple Sclerosis
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
At WeCo, all of our consultants live with disabilities. We love sitting down and talking with them about what it means to live with a disability in today’s electronic world. Jeff and Lynn were happy to share some of their frustrations about finding information online. Jeff has a B.S. in business administration with a minor… Continue Reading Struggling with Accessibility – The User’s Story
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
Over the course of a business day at WeCo we encounter many employees who work as website developers and designers. Most have the same question when they begin working with us: where’s the checklist? It’s extremely typical for web designers, developers and content managers to view website accessibility as purely a formula process because that’s… Continue Reading Understanding the People Side of Website Accessibility