August 22, 2020The ADA has shaped physical space for 30 years. The internet hasn’t caught up
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.
October 14, 2020E-commerce penetration is on the rise: is your online store accessible to all?
In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic triggered an avalanche of disruption across the US retail industry, yet the vast majority of online stores—including mobile sites—fail to meet minimum standards for digital accessibility for individuals living with a disability. Inaccessible content puts you at legal risk with the potential for reputational damage.
August 26, 2020How 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, 2020Why 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, 2020Whose 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, 2020Why 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, 2020Maximum 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, 2020AudioEye 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, 2020The 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, 2020Make 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, 2020Empowering 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, 2020The 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, 2020Federal 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, 2020Is your website accessible for people with disabilities? Here’s why it matters.
Nearly nine out of 10 Americans use the internet, but even in today's digitally advanced world, there's no guarantee they all have unhindered access. Without website accessibility, millions of people with disabilities encounter barriers when they want to bank, shop, learn or interact online. This article takes a closer look at website accessibility, how it impacts a business, why web accessibility lawsuits have nearly tripled in recent years, and what you can do to protect your company.
May 23, 2020AudioEye 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, 2020Why 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, 2020Accessibility 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, 2020Global 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, 2020Toolbars, 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, 2020Answering 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. 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. 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, 2020Do 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.
In the News
October 15, 2020Expanding digital accessibility with AudioEye
October 10, 2020Equal Access Must Not Become a Partisan Issue
September 09, 2020Universities Face Digital Accessibility Lawsuits as Pandemic Continues
August 22, 2020The ADA has shaped physical space for 30 years. The internet hasn’t caught up
August 20, 2020Increasingly online, more universities are being sued by students with disabilities
August 06, 2020As Universities Move Fall Classes Online, Are Disabled Students Being Considered?
July 22, 202030 Years Later: How The ADA Changed Life For People With Disabilities
July 22, 202030 years after signing the ADA, we have work left to do
June 20, 2020Twitter Just Rolled Out a Feature That’s Inaccessible to Disabled Users
June 04, 2020The pandemic revealed the importance of digital accessibility
May 23, 2020Ex-Congressman Tony Coelho Opens Up About Being Disabled And Where The Americans With Disabilities Act Fails In A Digital, Pandemic-Ruled Age
May 23, 2020The Inaccessible Internet
May 22, 2020The push to make websites accessible for people with disabilities as COVID-19 outbreak continues
May 22, 2020Coronavirus pandemic showed importance of digital access for people with disabilities
May 08, 2020Thanks to COVID-19, website accessibility has never been more important
April 09, 2020You're (probably) doing digital accessibility wrong
May 12, 2020Work from home free technology tools list
April 04, 2020Commentary: Retailers must make websites fully accessible — or face ADA lawsuits
March 28, 2020The mass migration to online learning is leaving disabled students behind
March 06, 2020Interview with Tony Coelho (part 2)
March 03, 2020AudioEye Appoints Heath Thompson as Chief Executive Officer
February 29, 2020Lawsuits target ADA web compliance
February 25, 2020Duda’s App Store Lets Users Integrate Apps through Its Site Builder
February 27, 2020AI/ML keys to driving an even more diverse workforce
February 28, 2020Interview with Tony Coelho (part 1)
February 19, 2020Decade of Disruption: Restaurant Insiders Dish What’s on the Plate
February 01, 2020The Small Business Trends That Will Define 2020 and Beyond
January 29, 2020Why SMBs Need to Get Serious About Digital Accessibility in 2020
January 23, 2020AudioEye and Duda Launch Digital Accessibility Partnership
January 23, 2020AudioEye and Duda Launch First Digital Accessibility Partnership for Large-Scale CMS Platform
January 11, 2020Misericordia University scores top marks in website accessibility test
December 27, 2019AudioEye Uses AI To Make Sure Your Website Is Accessible
December 10, 2019Your website needs to be accessible. Anything else is just bad business
April 25, 2019NY Lawmakers Plan to Address Surge in ADA Website Accessibility Suits
May 16, 2019David Paterson wants websites to be more accessible
May 17, 2019Governor Paterson and AudioEye
May 15, 2019Accessibility tech has a lot of unfinished business to get right
May 17, 2019Readers sound off on accessibility, turnstile jumping and the weather
May 31, 2019Letter: Digital Accessibility Letter
October 21, 2019Accessibility, the future, and why Domino’s matters
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