Why Accessible Websites?
With the passage of the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 and recent amendments to Section 508 and the Web-wide-world consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (W3C/WCAG), local, state, federal and agency/organizational websites must be made accessible to persons using assistive technology devices such as screen readers, screen magnification and Braille output devices.
Sample Questions to be considered:
- Do the foreground and background colors have sufficient contrast for low vision users?
- Are your headings in logical order?
- Do button/links have a text label to determine their actions when activated?
- Do your videos have audio tracks?
To Execute an Engagement Agreement Contact
Virginia A. Jacko, CEO
The Miami Herald's September 13 edition included Virginia Jacko's Op-Ed article, "Give visually impaired better internet access."
This article's purposes included helping readers understand:
- Why companies and organizations should make their online services accessible to blind and visually impaired Internet users.
- How including keyboard-enabled interfaces can make digital content more accessible.
- Services that Miami Lighthouse can provide to private and public organizations to increase accessibility of their website content.
To read the article click here.
Click here to
read “Avoiding Litigation: Is Your Website Accessible to Visually, Hearing
Impaired?” an article published in the Daily Business Review
co-authored by Miami Lighthouse Board Director Steven Solomon.