Accessibility reporting requirements for government IT just got tighter—Here’s how VPAT® 2.0 affects vendors, purchasers, and people with disabilities. *NOTE: In March 2018, the Information Technology Industry Council released VPAT® 2.1, available on the ITIC VPAT® web page. Where there’s government, there’s technology. And where’s there’s government technology, there’s a requirement to be accessible to people with disabilities. For 20 years, United States federal government agencies and federally funded programs have[…]READ MORE about Introducing VPAT® 2.0, the More Stringent Accessibility Reporting Tool Required for Government IT Procurement
Adobe’s Captivate 4 software easy text-to-speech feature makes it possible to add spoken captions for ADA compliance to Elearning course content. Members of Austin ASTD Instructional Design SIG are shown how this can be done by guest speaker Hiram Kuykendall, Microassist CTO. How lifelike are the voices? Can you save time and money over recording human voice talent? Hiram demonstrates the software and summarizes the pros & cons of his[…]READ MORE about ASTD Presentation – Is Captivate Speaking to Me?
Checking your website for accessibility? Great! But automated testing tools catch only 10-30% of errors. Learn where they excel, fail, and how to use them. Here’s How to Incorporate Automated Web Accessibility Checkers in a Robust Accessibility Compliance Program This article on automated web accessibility testing tools is reprinted, with updates and changes, from the May 2017 issue of Mealey’s™ Litigation Report: Cyber Tech & E-Commerce. It was originally published as[…]READ MORE about Automated Web Accessibility Testing Tools: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Automated Checkers
Is Your Website Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities? Here Are Some Simple Tests You Can Run. As the regulatory focus on web accessibility intensifies and legal actions targeting inaccessible sites multiply, corporate executives are asking with increasing urgency, “How can I determine if my company’s website is accessible?” The short answer: Not just by looking at it. Only a comprehensive website accessibility audit, conducted by knowledgeable companies or individuals using[…]READ MORE about 5 Indications Your Website May Have Accessibility Issues
How Do You Approach Making Your Website Accessible after Receiving a Demand Letter? Here Are 3 Accessibility Remediation Strategies to Consider This article on accessibility remediation strategies is reprinted, with updates and modifications, from the November 2016 issue of Mealey’s™ Litigation Report: Cyber Tech & E-Commerce. It was originally published as Successful Remediation Strategies For Websites Under Litigation. Mealey’s is a subscription-based information provider and a division of LexisNexis. Copyright ©2017[…]READ MORE about Successful Remediation Strategies for Websites Facing Accessibility Litigation
Section 508 and WCAG: What’s Changed for Federal Government Website Accessibility Requirements? This article on Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 reprinted, with updates and modifications, from the February 2017 issue of Mealey’s™ Litigation Report: Cyber Tech & E-Commerce. It was originally published as “Making Technology Accessible To People With Disabilities: Section 508 Refresh Incorporates Internationally Recognized WCAG Standards.” Mealey’s is a subscription-based information provider and a division of LexisNexis. Copyright[…]READ MORE about Section 508 Refresh: How WCAG Impacts Federal Website Accessibility Requirements
A Change in the Procurement Landscape for Federal and State Entities Covered under Section 508 This article reprinted, with updates and modifications, from the June 2016 issue of Mealey’s™ Litigation Report: Cyber Tech & E-Commerce. Mealey’s is a subscription-based information provider and a division of LexisNexis. Copyright ©2016 by Hiram Kuykendall. Responses welcome. NOTE: For an look at the updated VPAT® 2.0 as it aligns with the 2017 Section 508[…]READ MORE about The VPAT® and Section 508 Accessibility Compliance
Accessibility litigation against companies with websites that are unusable by people with disabilities is increasing, even as dependence on web-based services continues to grow. Here, Microassist Chief Technology Officer Hiram Kuykendall explores a few reasons these type of legal actions are on the rise. NOTE: This article is adapted from the April 2016 issue of Mealey’s™ Litigation Report: Cyber Tech & E-Commerce article, “Accessibility-Related Factors In Current Litigation.” Copyright ©2016[…]READ MORE about Website Accessibility Litigation: What Business Owners Need to Know