Coming Next: WCAG 2.2

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It is a myth that website accessibility is a once and done exercise. Similar to how SEO’s follow every Google algorithm update and chase the results to see what blew up, accessibility for websites and apps is also in a constant state of fluctuation. In other words, you can’t make a change in your code and think it will last forever. Computer devices change. Browsers change. Technology changes. Standards change. Rules, guidelines and laws change, in every state, province and…
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One Line of Code Will Not Save Your Accessibility Status

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If you could fix all the accessibility problems in a website by simply inserting one line of code, would you really do it? This is the claim by a company that announced it got 12 million in funding to create a product that promises to make websites 100% accessible through AI. No longer does a company need to hire designers and developers trained in website accessibility compliance. There is no need to do testing because the app does that for…
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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. 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!