In June 2019, after a year of deliberation and amendments in the Canadian government, Canadians are celebrating the passing and royal assent of the Accessible Canada Act (ACA). This Act complements and adds detail and clarity to the Human Rights Act, passed in 1977, which prohibits discrimination by federally regulated agencies against a number of different groups including citizens with disabilities. The existing Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour,… Continue Reading Accessible Canada Act
Once you have identified that your website is inaccessible and needs remediation, it’s often a difficult and time-consuming process to determine exactly what content there is and what needs remediation. Commonly, cataloging is a manual process which can take weeks or months, and still runs the risk of human error, giving you a less accurate idea of how much work needs to be done and what the cost may be. Equidox has developed an automated service that can complete this… Continue Reading EquiScan – An Automated Website Accessibility Diagnostic Service
As a healthcare professional, your organization prides itself on providing the best possible care and health resources to all of your patients. But what if the helpful or necessary resources you provide to your patients aren’t available to 20% or more of them? Are Your Resources Reaching Everyone? You offer helpful tools and resources to your patients to make sure they can access helpful health information or make appointments from the comfort of their own home, but if these resources… Continue Reading Healthcare Accessibility – Going Beyond Ramps and Elevators
With the July 1, 2019 deadline for CA 434 fast approaching, California agencies are turning to Equidox to make them compliant. Equidox PDF remediation software, along with accessibility training and consulting, is helping them to hit the deadline successfully and reach everyone with their compliant web content. CA AB 434 – CA State Web Accessibility Law California AB 434, the California state web accessibility law, requires all California agencies and entities to post a signed certification from their Director… Continue Reading California Agencies become Compliant with Equidox
Are You a Target? The Avanti Hotel is a 10-room boutique hotel in Palm Springs, California featuring a serene, pet-friendly setting and views of the San Jacinto mountains. In 2018, Avanti was hit with a lawsuit claiming their website was inaccessible. The lawsuit was filed by Manning Law in Newport Beach, who had filed 354 previous ADA cases, primarily in California, in the last 12 months. Like the others, Avanti has a few options: they can fight the charges and… Continue Reading Stop Wasting Money on Accessibility Lawsuits – Spend It on Accessibility Instead
Your Website Might Be Compliant, but Is It Actually Usable? Companies spend a great deal of time and money making sure their website and marketing dollars stretch to reach as many members of their target audience as possible. This usually takes the shape of engaging content, eye-catching graphics, well-organized tabs, and easy-to-locate information. While an attractive website that is both informative and entertaining will certainly to appeal to some clients, if it isn’t formatted to comply with Web Content Accessibility… Continue Reading Your Website Might Be Compliant, but Is It Actually Usable?
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