Separate is Not Equal: Good News for Grocery Delivery

On February 26, 2014, Safeway took an important step in meeting its goal of a fully usable digital experience for all customers. In a banner posted on its grocery delivery site, Safeway announced it was eliminating the separate text-only website it had maintained for many years. Eliminating the text-only site is part of Safeway’s commitment to making its main site accessible to all users. Read more…

Feingold and Dardarian Receive California Lawyer Attorney of the Year Award

The Law Office of Lainey Feingold is honored to announce that Lainey has received a 2014 California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) Award for her work in 2013. She shares this year’s CLAY award for disability rights with Linda Dardarian of the Oakland civil rights firm Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho. While maintaining their own law firms, Linda and Lainey have worked as partners in the truest sense of the word since 1994. Read more…

WellPoint (Anthem) Accessibility Press Release

WellPoint Announces Accessibility Initiative INDIANAPOLIS (February 12, 2014) — Consistent with its commitment to being a valued health care partner, WellPoint (NYSE: WLP) today announced an initiative to make its affiliated health plan websites, mobile applications, and print information more accessible and inclusive for all members. WellPoint’s initiative will especially improve the member experience for health plan members with visual impairments. Read more…

WellPoint Accessible Information Agreement

Congratulations WellPoint on entering into the precedent-setting agreement posted here. The agreement will increase the accessibility and usability of WellPoint websites, mobile applications and print materials for people who are blind and visually impaired. This agreement was negotiated using Structured Negotiations. Read more…

Building a Better Twitter Button: A Story of Community

This website now has an easy way for readers to share content on Twitter. “So what?” you’re wondering – millions of websites let readers share to Twitter; the little Twitter bird is everywhere. But you won’t find the bird on my new button. And while most people get their share buttons from cold code generated on the tech giant’s site, my Twitter share link is here because of the generosity, technical know-how, and commitment of the WordPress and Twitter accessibility community. Read more…

Spring 2014 Conference Presentations

Lainey Feingold will be giving two presentations at the 29th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference in San Diego, California in March. She will also be presenting at the John Slatin AccessU Conference in Austin, Texas in May. Want to learn more about the law impacting digital accessibility or the collaborative process known as Structured Negotiations? This post provides the details of these conference presentations. Read more…