How Your Company To Prevent ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits

Excerpt from Search Engine Journal May 2019 Every day, websites and mobile apps prevent people from using them. Ignoring accessibility is no longer a viable option. How do you prevent your company from being a target for a website accessibility ADA lawsuit? Guidelines for websites wanting to be accessible to people with disabilities have existed for nearly two… Read More »

Accessibility at the forefront of tech

Excerpt from TheNextWeb 5/19/2019 STORY BY Andrew Burton Founder, The Circuit Board — Andrew is Head of Communications for 600+ staff music technology leader, Native Instruments in Berlin, a company with a vis… (show all) In March 2019 IKEA was praised for partnering with nonprofits to develop accessories that make its products more accessible for people with impairments. It’s a novel step forward but I can’t shake… Read More »

US Access Board News for March/April 2019

Access Currents News from the U.S. Access Board  •  March/ April 2019 Access Board to Hold Town Hall Meeting and Training in Indianapolis on May 21 Karen Tamley Elected Access Board Chair Upcoming Board Webinars Poland Creates Entity Modeled after the U.S. Access Board Congressional Measures Address Airline Accessibility Guidelines for Voting Systems Available for Public Comment Updated… Read More »

Lawsuits targeting business websites over ADA violations on the rise

Originally published on LA Times The boutique Avanti Hotel is known for its poolside, dog-friendly rooms. Yet its website uses the valuable opening page not to highlight the Palm Springs inn’s amenities, but to explain, in stark black letters on a plain white background, that the Avanti violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Like thousands of other businesses… Read More »

A Smart City Is an Accessible City

Originally published on The Atlantic A new breed of accessibility apps can make life easier for people with disabilities. They can also make it harder. Excerpt: A group gathers on a Nashville street corner, some rolling in wheelchairs and others walking. They have arrived holding their smartphones and make friendly chatter while a coordinator helps them log in… Read More »

ADA Committee Chairpersons for KMA Announced

Kiosk Manufacturer Association with ADA, NRF, and Emergency Kiosk updates EASTLAKE, Colo., Oct. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Kiosk Manufacturer Association (aka KMA) is pleased to announce the appointments of inaugural Chairpersons for the ADA and Accessibility Committee. Laura Miller of KioWare (https://kioware.com) and Randy Amundson of Frank Mayer, Inc. (https://frankmayer.com) have been named as Co-Chairperson for the ADA and Accessibility Committee. Both Laura… Read More »

Whitepaper – Voice Recognition Speech Command Assistive Interface

The Use of Voice Recognition and Speech Command Technology as an Assistive Interface for ICT in Public Spaces. A whitepaper published by Peter W Jarvis (Senior Executive VP, Storm Interface) and Nicky Shaw (Operations Manager North America). September 2018. Introduction. The emergence and increasing use of smart speakers (AI) in the home environment has delivered significant benefits for… Read More »

Website ADA – QSR website access suits surge

By Brian Cole/Employment litigation lawyer  Over the past year, the number of website disability access lawsuits has surged across all industries, but the problem is particularly intense in the food service industry and QSR sector suits are well represented. In short, being in this business today means knowing the law and its requirements when it comes to website… Read More »