Thursday, May 21st 2020 marks the ninth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about digital accessibility and sparking conversations about the importance of inclusive web design. Approximately one billion people around the world have some sort of disability, according to the World Health Organization. That’s one billion individuals who could be facing significant challenges when using digital devices and navigating the web.
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Since Global Accessibility Awareness Day’s inaugural celebration back in 2012, we’ve seen some major changes in the way companies approach accessibility online. New technologies, automated testing techniques, and more standardized guidelines have made digital accessibility more approachable and easier to implement. Further, a dramatic increase in the number of web accessibility lawsuits being pursued in recent years has pushed the issue even more into the spotlight. Websites should work for everyone, regardless of their visual, auditory, or physical impairments. In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we thought we would share some resources that will help you navigate accessibility today.
What You Need To Know About Recent ADA Lawsuits
What do Domino’s Pizza, Target Corporation, and Beyonce Knowles have in common? They have all been impacted in one way or another by a website accessibility lawsuit. Legal pressures have surged in the past few years with more than 2,235 ADA website lawsuits filed against companies in 2019. Read this blog for a look back on past litigation to see how companies are being impacted today.
The Question of Website Accessibility
A large percentage of websites today still don’t have the right accessibility features to allow everyone to get the information they need. Is your website accessible? Do you know what to look for to reach compliance? Download this whitepaper to see who needs accessibility along with a checklist of legal accessibility standards to test your site.
Web Accessibility Eaglevision Magazine
We may not have written the book on accessibility, but we have written a magazine about the topic. Download our Web Accessibility Eaglevision for best practices, SEO tips for accessibility, and tips on bridging the gap within your own digital presence.
Web Accessibility Audit
If after reading through all of these resources, you’d like to see how your site stacks up when it comes to accessibility, we’re here to help. Contact us today for a complimentary assessment of your site. Our web accessibility experts on staff will help you identify potential issues and work toward a roadmap to remedy them.