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. It…
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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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Dark Patterns

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Paul Boag has a nice series of articles and video on website conversions manipulative practices known as Dark Patterns. Dark Patterns and Aggressive Persuasion – 3 Reasons to Avoid!

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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Choice Architecture and Nudges

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Interesting articles. Should Governments Nudge Us to Make Good Choices? ” In the past five years several governments have begun to guide people toward making better choices—for themselves and for society—by using behavioral science research. Scientists refer to choice architecture interventions that push people toward a certain outcome as “nudges.” “ Why Are People Ignoring Expert Warnings?—Psychological Reactance “Increasingly, experts are branded cultural elites who snobbishly look down on the common man. This makes reactance a convenient way to stick…
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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