Accessibility Guidelines Posts

New DOT Rules Means Greater Access for Air Travelers

By Mark Miller on November 15, 2013

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As Americans continue to rely on the web to perform everyday functions like shopping, banking and travel, web accessibility rises to the surface as a growing concern. In a major effort to make online communications accessible, DOT has implemented new rules as part of their continuing implementation of the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986.

Beyond Section 508 Compliance and WCAG 2.0: Why Accessibility Matters

By Mark Miller on September 5, 2013

I recently ran across a letter to the editor in The Opinion Pages of The New York Times titled Inequality and the Internet: Why Some Remain Offline, written by Lainey Feingold, a disability rights lawyer in Berkeley, California.  It refers to an article published in The New York Times on August 18th called...

Mobile Accessibility Examples from Implementing UAAG 2.0

By Talyah Aviran on July 5, 2013

Background The User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) serve as a guide to developers and user-agent vendors.  It outlines the process for making Web browsers, media players, and assistive technologies (software that some people with disabilities use in interacting with computers) accessible to people with...

Does the ADA Apply to Websites?

By Kathy Wahlbin on April 5, 2013

Title III of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) is all about ensuring that places of public accommodation are accessible to people with disabilities.  Is the Internet a place of public accommodation? That is the question that has been asked over the past few years and argued about in court. Today there is no specific published technical recommendation that defines how the ADA is applied to the...

A Facelift for Section 508

By Rosemary Musachio on March 14, 2013

The United States Access Board is currently updating the Section 508 standards.  Its motivation is very sound.  Technology that changes with a blink of an eye, products that overlap each other, international standards that need to be applied conjointly, and a perpetual call for a positive economic impact are behind the Section 508 Refresh, which is expected to be released the first quarter of 2014.