Accessibility Guidelines Posts

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 disabilities.

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.

Why Web Accessibility?

By Kathy Wahlbin on April 2, 2012

The internet has transformed the way we do business, learn, research, communicate, and spend our free time. For business, a dynamic, user-friendly, and appealing online presence is imperative. When users can efficiently and effectively use your site, your bottom line benefits. So you want to make it accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. Users interact with websites in different ways.  Some users may have minor difficulties...