The Florida Accessible Information and Technology Act
Did you know that if you only “check the boxes” for accessibility compliance, you could still be at risk for digital accessibility lawsuits? Florida is second in the country for digital accessibility lawsuits. Florida Accessible Electronic and Information Technology Act is the legal standard for accessibility in Florida.
Why Automated Accessibility Checkers Fail
- Can’t identify contextual issues
- End-user is simulated by a machine
- Leaves you at risk for lawsuits
- Only identify 30% of accessibility issues
Equidox Validation Process
- Human validator using assistive technology (screen reader)
- Human validator visually reading content and accessibility features
- Ensures graphs, charts, and images make sense when read aloud by a screen reader
- Greatly reduces the risk for lawsuits
Automated accessibility checkers check for technical issues, but can’t catch contextual issues that would cause confusion and inaccessibility for the end-user, which leaves you vulnerable to accessibility lawsuits. Those automated accessibility checkers might save you a few dollars up front, but aren’t worth the risk of a lawsuit down the road. Equidox manually checks each and every page. That means there is a real person listening to your remediated document using a screen-reader and a real person visually reading along to make sure the information on the page has the same meaning whether read visually or by a screen reader. Simulating an end-user experience assures that your site is both technically compliant and actually usable by real people using assistive technology.
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