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
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?
Our society relies heavily on technology, including computers and smartphones, as our primary method of communication. A number of common inventions that we take for granted in today’s world of technology have stemmed from a need for everyone to be able to communicate, the typewriter (and subsequently the modern-day keyboard), the telephone, and email. They’ve also become indispensable to those who don’t experience disabilities. Likewise, accommodations that make websites more accessible can also make using websites easier for everyone, not… Continue Reading Web Accessibility – It’s Good for Business
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
Earlier this month, Onix’s Equidox team immersed ourselves in the world of the visually impaired at the National Federation of the Blind’s (NFB) annual convention and got a close look at how crucial digital accessibility is for the blind. While digital accessibility is an actively growing area here at Onix, we didn’t travel to the event in Orlando as exhibitors. We went for our own education and to further build our partnership with the National Federation of the Blind. As… Continue Reading Digital Accessibility for the Blind: It’s a Must
What happens when you get nearly 5,000 global visitors together to explore the latest in assistive technology and practical solutions for people with disabilities in educational, workplace and social settings? Motivation and brain power. And it’s all aimed at helping people solve their pain points and live easier lives through innovative advances in technology. I witnessed this amazing collaborative effort late last month at the 33rd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego, the largest conference in the world for… Continue Reading Point of View: Sharing Document Accessibility at CSUN 2018
You’ve built the perfect website with great design and compelling content. But can visitors using assistive technology access this information? Do you offer document accessibility for PDF files housed there so all visitors can view them? If not, read on and learn why you should. The National Federation of the Blind estimates that as many as 10 million Americans are blind or visually impaired. And, as the NFB notes, access to computer technology and the internet continues to be a… Continue Reading Isn’t It Time You Offer Online Document Accessibility
From e-courses and catalogs to admission forms and syllabi, university content is proliferating. These documents need to be web accessible for all — even to students with disabilities. However, faculty is accustomed to creating content as inaccessible PDFs. In this webinar, you’ll learn how Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) uses Equidox to easily convert inaccessible PDFs to HTML that conforms to the WCAG 2.0 AA standard — the World Wide Web Consortium’s guideline for web accessibility. Using the solution, NOVA… Continue Reading Making Content Web Accessible Raises Course Pass Rate for Disabled Students