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August 22, 2020

The ADA has shaped physical space for 30 years. The internet hasn’t caught up(opens in a new tab)

As we honor the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA author Tony Coelho reflects on why it’s so important—and how far we still have to go when it comes to digital accessibility. Read the full story about how the internet needs to catch up.

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August 26, 2020

How can educators protect their institutions against a new wave of digital accessibility lawsuits?

The education industry is facing another challenge as the school year begins: a skyrocketing number of digital accessibility lawsuits. In July and the first week of August, we have tracked 35 federal lawsuits targeting the education industry filed in U.S. Federal District Court. To put that in perspective, there were just two federal lawsuits the entire first half of 2020. That’s a 1,750% increase, with new cases filed almost every day. If your institution doesn’t have a strong position on digital accessibility, there could be trouble ahead.

August 19, 2020

Why a digital accessibility lawsuit in New York could spell trouble for companies in California—and beyond

A lawsuit filed against Gimlet Media, a leading digital media company, recently garnered plenty of attention both within and beyond the website accessibility community. This lawsuit, among others, elevates the importance of digital accessibility being a core capability of any modern digital platform, especially as companies are required to comply with legislation such as Title III of the ADA and the California Unruh Civil Rights Act.

August 12, 2020

Whose job is it anyway? Why teams pass the buck on web accessibility

The world of the web evolves at a frenetic pace, and it’s often possible—or even advisable—for web teams to play a little fast and loose if it means getting to market ahead of the competition. When it comes to accessibility, you really do need to get it right, or risk facing lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and a host of new state laws. But whose job is it to ensure ADA compliance?

August 01, 2020

Why the buck stops with you: dispelling myths about digital accessibility and e-commerce providers

While you might think that opting for a ready-made ecommerce platform like Shopify immediately liberates you from worrying about the accessibility of your website, that may not be the case. In fact, in speaking with Shopify users, we’ve identified five common misconceptions about digital accessibility requirements and how far you’re covered when you choose to work with an ecommerce provider.

July 31, 2020

Maximum reach, minimum risk: how to build your global accessibility strategy

The explosion of web accessibility lawsuits has grabbed plenty of headlines in the United States. But if you also operate beyond American shores, you face a second set of digital accessibility challenges. You need to meet the requirements of every country where you conduct online business. Here’s what you need to know to navigate your way through the global accessibility landscape, and to ensure you achieve compliance and maximize your online reach.

July 30, 2020

AudioEye is proud to announce a new Drupal module

With this module, Drupal website creators can easily implement AudioEye’s digital accessibility solution using Composer

July 22, 2020

The ADA in retrospect: How far have we come, and what’s next for digital accessibility?

The Americans with Disabilities Act was instrumental in breaking down barriers for individuals in the physical world. When it comes to the digital world, the vast majority of websites remain non-compliant. MItigate ADA digital accessibility compliance risk with AudioEye.

July 14, 2020

Make digital accessibility part of your SEO strategy—without compromising on your website design

There has long been a misconception that SEO and digital accessibility are at odds with one other. In fact, many of the core principles of good SEO actually correspond with good practices in making your websites accessible to people of all abilities.

June 24, 2020

Empowering people with disabilities to participate fully in the workforce

Thanks to its work with AudioEye, Flexability is well on its way to fulfilling its mission of opening up employment opportunities to people of all physical abilities. With its new and accessible website listing roles with companies determined to find the most talented candidates, Flexability is making it much easier for the millions of Americans with disabilities to find relevant jobs and participate fully in the workforce.

June 17, 2020

The risk of digital accessibility lawsuits is reaching new markets and sectors

Lawsuits against companies suspected of flouting the online accessibility requirements related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are now a regular feature of courtrooms in the US. From 2017 to 2018, the number of cases surged and they continued to increase throughout 2019. To help companies better understand the risk of litigation, we continuously track ADA-related proceedings. So, how is the picture changing as we start a new year?

June 16, 2020

Federal financial assistance and digital accessibility: what private schools need to know

While schools remain closed, in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some private schools are under immense financial pressure, with many facing cashflow problems. Federal financial assistance is available, but that can come with strings attached. Did you know, when accepting federal funding, private school recipients must comply with civil rights laws, including, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973?

May 27, 2020

Is your website accessible for people with disabilities? Here’s why it matters.

Commercial organizations are now facing legal challenges under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which outlaws “discrimination on the basis of disability in the activities of places of public accommodations”. In the U.S., many courts are interpreting websites as places of public accommodations—exposing thousands of U.S. businesses to new legal risks. How to find the best digital accessibility solution.

May 23, 2020

AudioEye extends free trial of Pro indefinitely

AudioEye Pro is available for free for 90-days for all customers. Begin your path to digital accessibility with AudiEye Pro.

May 08, 2020

Why is manual work important for accessibility? Meet AudioEye’s QA manager and AT tester

“While you can find and fix a lot of errors with automation, automation is not going to be able to test for functionality. The code may be perfect, but until you put yourself in the shoes of the end user, you just won’t know if the site functions properly.” Kaely, QA Manager, AT Tester, Certified JAWS Individual

April 24, 2020

Accessibility is more than a compliance issue—it’s a matter of social justice

If you’ve dedicated your career to public service, I’m sure you’re no stranger to the fact that society does not always give as much support as it can to those in need. It’s always an uphill battle to redress that balance, and the road to a fairer society is littered with obstacles, detours and dead ends.

April 15, 2020

Global Accessibility ‘Appreciation’ Day

At AudioEye, we’re big supporters of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). It’s an inspirational awareness day that is now celebrating its ninth successful year, and continues to stimulate interest, personal development, and knowledge-sharing in the web development community.

April 15, 2020

Toolbars, overlays and testing: demystifying the tech behind online accessibility

To understand how to make a website truly accessible—which, in the opinion of most legal experts, means conforming to the current version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)—you need to understand a little about the technology that AudioEye and other accessibility specialists provide. This blog takes a high-level look at three of those technologies: toolbars, overlays, and expert-mediated testing.

April 09, 2020

Answering the eight-trillion-dollar question: is your online retail business accessible to all?

More than 1 billion people worldwide live with some form of disability[1]. Together, they have an annual disposable income of $1.2 trillion. When you factor in their family and friends, that figure rises to a staggering $8 trillion[2]. The ongoing rise of online shopping makes it easier for retailers to reach out to this huge—and growing—market. But only if their websites are fully accessible. You wouldn’t install a wide and obstructive obstacle course in front of your physical store (even if it weren’t illegal to do so). So why have barriers to your online presence?

March 26, 2020

Do the right thing: how digital accessibility creates a virtuous, brand-boosting cycle

Worldwide, one billion people (some 15% of the world’s population), experience some form of disability—and in the United States, over a quarter of adults are living with a disability. In an age when brands and personal identities are closely entwined, the benefits of making your digital experiences accessible to all have never been greater.

March 24, 2020

Coronavirus: website accessibility has never been more important

In an effort to urgently help online businesses and organizations address this critical need for digital access, we’re making our AudioEye Pro digital accessibility solution free of charge through June 30 for 90 days. With AudioEye Pro, our industry-leading technology recognizes and resolves many common errors that may pose a barrier. Our solution also includes free developer tools that site owners can use to resolve the remaining errors.Together, we can work to eradicate every barrier to digital access.  And there has not been a more important time than now in the digital era.

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February 29, 2020

Lawsuits target ADA web compliance(opens in a new tab)

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