Avoid Financial Penalties for Not Complying with California’s California Consumer Privacy Act

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As of July 1, 2020, California’s CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) will require that privacy policies and other notices meet WCAG2.1 accessibility compliance or risk being fined. If your company is based in, or does business with California, your privacy policy and any online notice must be accessible. This includes making sure an alternative format such as a PDF is accessible.  If your company collects personal information online, this must be stated in a way that’s accessible. The only way…
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Do I Need an Accessibility Statement?

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If you own a website that you want people to use, the answer is yes. All websites are expected to be usable and accessible. If you have heard about adding an official Accessibility Statement to your website it is important to understand what it is for. An accessibility statement does not prevent you or your business from receiving an ADA website accessibility lawsuit, demand letter or letter of complaint. It is not a legal document. It is not binding. Reference:…
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Kim’s Notes June 10

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“Courts across the nation are split on what it means for a website to be considered a place of public accommodation under the ADA. The Ninth Circuit, discussed above, finds that the ADA applies to websites if there is a “nexus” between the website and the company’s “physical space” open to the public. For example, in Earll v. eBay Inc., the Ninth Circuit concluded that eBay is not subject to the ADA because its services are not connected to any “actual physical…
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Website Accessibility Services

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I included basic accessibility as part of my website usability reviews starting in 2001. That was when I was still moonlighting as an SEO, who branched off into usability and blended the two standards and methods into what I called “Holistic SEO and UX”. Today, I am certified in several areas of web site accessibility, providing WCAG and Section 508 assistance to website owners. As more companies understand the conversions value of inclusive design for usability, SEO and accessibility, they…
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Assistance Doesn’t Need to be Technical

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Blind and low vision people who want help from people can reach out to Be My Eyes. “Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people. The app connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers and companies from all over the world through a live video call. ” — About bemyeyes.com

PDF Remediation

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PDF remediation is not as easy as it sounds. I found a goldmine of help with the videos at PDF Accessibility