The Topic of This Accessibility Lawsuit The Plaintiff in this case was Guillermo Robles. Robles was unable to place on order on the pizza chain’s mobile app using his screenreader software. The lawsuit alleged that this incompatibility impeded access to the franchises goods and services. Like in other web accessibility lawsuits, the plaintiff alleged that […]
The Trouble with Accessibility Overlays
I think it’s safe to say that the word is out: accessibility overlays do not work. In fact, if you Google “accessibility overlay”, you’ll get more results about how they don’t work than results about the products themselves. And there is plenty written about why these do not work—and how they might actually cause you some trouble. But […]
What Does ADA Compliance Mean for Your Site?
If you’ve ever run a Google search for ‘web accessibility’, ‘accessible web application’, or anything similar, chances are you’ve come across the phrase ‘ADA compliance’. And it makes sense that this phrase is catching on. With accessibility lawsuits on the rise, companies looking to improve their web accessibility want to make absolutely sure that […]
What is Section 508?
Section 508, part of the Rehabilitation Act, applies to the accessibility of electronic information technologies (EIT). It pertains specifically to EIT utilized or managed by federal organizations. Simply put, compliant websites or applications will provide users and employees who have a disability with all of the same information and access as users and employees who […]
Accessibility Consulting Red Flags
Digital accessibility is becoming more and more of a concern for businesses and organizations that utilize web applications or digital content. There are some obvious ethical and practical reasons behind this. And there are some very compelling legal reasons behind it as well. From the year 2017 to 2018, the number of web accessibility lawsuits […]
Best Practices for Video Accessibility
For some, the presence of a video on a computer screen is… just that. A video. Information presented in the form of images and sound. For others, that video is a gap in the information accessible to them from the website, EPUB or document as a whole. You’ve put time into your message. You’ve put […]