Drawbacks That Make PDFs Not the Best Choice for Accessibility

For many years now PDF files have been a convenient way to deliver print documents online. When the technology debuted it was almost the greatest thing since sliced bread, but they remain a challenge to make accessible. A very informative article by Nielsen Norman Group about PDFs and Accessibility can be found here Potential drawbacks …

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Online Learning is Here to Stay. Get Compliant.

Online learning is having a big moment. Although “accessibility” in education has been a growing issue for the last number of years, education is being revamped quickly now, as well as most other industries and institutions, due to the novel coronavirus. Many colleges and universities in the United States have already transitioned  almost entirely to …

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“Accessibility” is not going away.

Time was that accessibility meant literal “access” to brick-and-mortar structures; physical buildings. But times have changed. Providing online services, including digital access to banking and medical files is now the norm; a commonplace practice that bridges the gap between businesses and consumers and pretty much everyone agrees that it should be so. However, there are …

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Digital Accessibility is Essential for Some and Useful For All

Accessibility as defined by the Merriam Webster dictionary is the ability of being reached, approached, used, or understood. The power of technology allows businesses to make information and resources more easily available to those who need it. There is no really good reason for any digital information to be inaccessible at this time in history. …

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Whose Responsibility Is It?

A recent court ruling against Domino’s Pizza highlights a disparity in website and app accessibility. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a Domino’s Pizza appeal, making way for a lawsuit against the pizza chain that its website was not accessible to the visually-impaired. Because there are no laws in the U.S. requiring compliance with …

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The Decision is In

The Supreme Court of the United States has denied a petition from pizza giant Domino’s to hear whether its website is required to be accessible to the disabled, leaving in place a lower court decision against the company. The decision not to grant the case is a loss for the Domino’s and a win for …

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