What Should Your Organization Be Doing to Avoid Digital Accessibility Litigation? No organization wants to be sued. And in the case of accessibility lawsuits, it’s a safe bet that nobody really wants to sue your organization – what they want is access to your organization’s goods, services or information. According to Laura Carlson’s review of accessibility cases between 2015 and 2017, the majority of accessibility lawsuit settlements are less about financial compensation than about specific requirements to ensure that the… Continue Reading What Should Your Organization Be Doing to Avoid Digital Accessibility Litigation?
In the 1990s digital commerce was just getting off the ground. As we approach 2020, more and more people are using the internet, smartphones are ubiquitous and now nearly everyone uses the internet in some aspect of their lives, including work, education and recreation. We have telecommuting, ecommerce sites, online education, and nearly every organization has an online presence by which they interact with their target market. Along with this digital trend have come great strides in accessible technology for… Continue Reading What’s Happening with Digital Accessibility Lawsuits and What You Should Be Doing About It
Onix, creator of the revolutionary, proprietary Equidox PDF conversion software for document accessibility, has further strengthened its position in digital accessibility by bringing onboard accessibility expert Ryan Pugh, formerly of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). Pugh, a professional member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals, joins the leading cloud solutions provider to serve as Director of Accessibility. The Deque University certified-accessibility specialist and document remediation expert will assist Onix with growing its role as an industry-leading, full-spectrum… Continue Reading Onix Expands Digital Accessibility Solutions
Recently, AccessText Network invited representatives from Onix and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) to conduct a webinar regarding the importance of accessibility, including document accessibility, for organizations. Conversion specialists from Onix also gave a live document conversion demonstration using Equidox by Onix™, the cloud-based software application that quickly and easily converts inaccessible PDFs into accessible PDF, HTML and EPUB content. Watch the webinar below to discover: The importance of accessibility, including document accessibility, for organizations. A live demonstration and document… Continue Reading Webinar: National Federation of the Blind and Equidox Document Accessibility
LAKEWOOD, OH – Onix announced the addition of PDF Export functionality to its Equidox by Onix™ software. The enhanced functionality was developed for professionals who struggled to convert PDFs into accessible versions. “While our Equidox software efficiently converts PDFs into WCAG 2.0 AA-compliant HTML, our clients continued to struggle with the difficult task of making PDFs accessible to people with cognitive and visual impairments,” said Tim Needles, CEO and President of Onix. “With our latest enhancement, Equidox saves users a… Continue Reading Equidox by Onix™ Now Includes PDF Export Functionality
LAKEWOOD, OH – Onix introduces PDF Conversion Services as an extension of its PDF conversion software, Equidox by Onix™. Organizations can now outsource the cumbersome task of converting PDFs into accessible web content to Onix experts. By using the Onix team of experts for PDF remediation projects, educational institutions, government agencies and businesses will save time and money while improving workflow and employee productivity. “Many of our clients need to ensure their websites conform to WCAG 2.0 AA — the W3C’s… Continue Reading Equidox Product Offering Now Includes PDF Conversion Services
LAKEWOOD, OH – Nearly 1 billion people worldwide live with some form of disability. Many organizations are making their web content accessible to this audience by conforming to WCAG 2.0 AA — the W3C’s standard for web accessibility. But WCAG 2.0 AA requires organizations to make some difficult decisions, including whether to remediate PDFs or migrate the files to HTML. David MacDonald, president of CanAdapt Solutions Inc., unveils five attributes to consider in the article PDF vs HTML: Which Is… Continue Reading WCAG 2.0 AA Expert Weighs In On the PDF Vs. HTML Debate
Booking flights with Swiss International Airlines will become easier for passengers with disabilities. That’s because the airline made its website fully accessible to blind and visually impaired visitors and users with other physical limitations. The company overhauled the core functions of its swiss.com website, including the booking and check-in features. One of the changes includes support of screen-reader software that allows users to have text read aloud to them as well as the ability to navigate the site more easily… Continue Reading Swiss.com Moves Toward Full WCAG 2.0 AA Conformance
By 2020, digital video will likely surpass television in popularity, predicted YouTube Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl earlier this year. While online video viewership grows, access for people with disabilities lags behind even television. Google, owner of YouTube, has video accessibility on its radar, enabling an easy platform that empowers users to upload captions in various formats and display them on YouTube players, according to 3PlayMedia. Video Accessibility is Truly a Win-Win For All Not only can people with disabilities consume… Continue Reading Enhancing Video Accessibility and SEO with Captioning
Israeli nonprofit Beit Issie Shapiro and hands-free tech developer Sesame Enable are working to change that, developing smartphones that motor-impaired users can operate with head movements rather than voice or touch commands. The technology is being developed to meet the needs of people with impairments that limit their ability to move, such as spinal cord injuries, severe arthritis and multiple sclerosis. The organizations received a $1 million grant from Google.org, the charitable arm of Google — an Internet search engine… Continue Reading Smartphone Accessibility Is Not So Smart. . . Yet!