Q&A with Todd Bankofier on the USBLN Rising Leaders Mentoring Program
The USBLN Rising Leaders Mentoring Program is a six month career mentoring opportunity that pairs at least 200 college students and recent graduates with disabilities with business professionals from USBLN partner companies. The USBLN (US Business Leadership Network) unites business around disability inclusion in the workplace, and provides various tools and programs to bridge inclusive companies with people and organizations within the disability community.
April 23, 2018
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a general term for learning disabilities related to difficulty with reading, writing, and spelling. It is called a learning disability because it can impact a student’s learning experience by making it more difficult to process information. But dyslexia is not related to intelligence, it just means that people with dyslexia may need more time or a different method to process information. Dyslexia is caused by difficulties with language processing and visual processing; there is a broad spectrum of how dyslexia can impact a person’s ability to access information.
February 27, 2017
Introduction to Creating Accessible Web Content
Creating assistive technologies that work seamlessly with all computing systems has been a daunting task where these technologies struggle to keep pace with an ever-evolving set of systems. This task becomes even more complex when you factor in the dynamic nature of the internet and its hundreds of millions of content creators. To fully appreciate the complex nature of creating accessible systems, it is important to see how we got to this point.
October 03, 2016
School ADA Website Accessibility Complaints on the Rise
What You Need to Know: Educational establishments are being investigated in response to complaints received by the Office for Civil Rights. Complaints on disability discrimination were high with a focus on website accessibility. The U.S. Department of Education’s has reached settlements in response to complaints received.
August 26, 2016
Finance & Banking Web Accessibility Complaint Repository
The following list summarizes some of the many high profile Web Accessibility Lawsuits and complaints filed in association with Finance & Banking industries.
July 30, 2016
Meaningful Access Rule
Affordable Care Act. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is implementing a Meaningful Access Rule. The Meaningful Access Rule will apply to the ACA’s Section 1557’s anti-discrimination policies. This section defines that any health care provider that receives funding from the federal government must not discriminate any individual on the basis of race, color, nationality, sex, age, or disability. The new regulations will require theses health care providers to provide physical and Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) accessibility.
July 21, 2016
State & Local Government Web Accessibility Complaint Repository
The United States Department of Justice has been reaching settlement agreements with all industry types. In 1999, the DOJ reached its first settlement agreement with Toledo, Ohio under their initiative Project Civic Access. With Project Civic Access, the DOJ has reached more than 200 settlement agreements with counties, cities, towns, and villages across the United States, including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
June 24, 2016
International Accessibility Law Repository
The following list outlines some (not all) of the many different web accessibility laws that have been enacted throughout the world. While some are more progressive than others and enforcement varies from region to region, more and more of the laws leverage the internationally recognized Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as a key measure for testing and validating websites for optimal accessibility and usability.
June 21, 2016
Canada’s Journey to Website Accessibility
To understand website accessibility laws in Canada, we start with the Canadian Disability Rights Movement, which began after the World War I when veterans who were disabled began returning home and needed accommodation and resources. It wasn’t until after World War II that accommodations and services for disabled veterans also began to apply to all people with disabilities.
February 21, 2016
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: Understanding WCAG 2.0
Learn about how correctly following WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) can help make your website more accessible for people with disabilities.
September 21, 2015
CVAA – Communications and Video Accessibility Act Explained
Learn about how the CVAA strives to give people with disabilities access to communications services and video programming services.
September 06, 2015