More Delay for DOJ Web Regs – Does it Matter?

Surprise Surprise. The United States Department of Justice has announced another delay in its long awaited web accessibility regulations. Does it matter? Even though it can’t seem to issue web accessibility regulations, the United States Department of Justice has recently been a forceful advocate for web accessibility. The Department has been crystal clear that the ADA requires websites to be accessible. Read more…

More Talking ATMs Expected Across India

Twelve years after the first Talking ATM was installed in the United States, accessible banking technology continues to spread across the globe. This month the Reserve Bank of India urged all financial institutions in the country to make sure all new ATMs are Talking. Read more…

GAAD Gratitude

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) presents a good opportunity for gratitude. We have a long way to go towards full digital inclusion, but there’s a lot to be grateful for. Here’s my list. Read more…

GAAD 2014: People are Different and We All Use Technology. Why Isn’t More of it Accessible?

May 15 2014 is the third annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, or GAAD. The day was conceived by Los Angeles web developer Joe Devon and accessibility virtuoso Jennison Asuncion. Virtual and live events are being held around the globe to bring attention to a simple idea: People are different, and we use digital devices and consume digital content in different ways. Read more…

Another Year of Digital Accessibility in Baseball

Today is Opening Day of the 2014 baseball season in the United States. It is the fifth opening day since Major League Baseball (MLB) first announced its commitment to accessibility. As always, the usability and accessibility of MLB’s digital content will be stronger if baseball fans with disabilities share their feedback with MLB. Read more…

CSUN 2014 Annual Legal Digital Accessibility Update

Curious about how the law has been used in the past year to increase access to print and digital information for people with disabilities? For many years Lainey Feingold and Linda Dardarian have done a Digital Accessibility Legal Update at the annual CSUN International Conference on Technology and People with Disabilities conference. This post summarizes the highlights from this year’s presentation and includes links to further information. Read more…

CVS Online Pharmacy Now Offers Talking Prescription Containers

The press release posted here announces that CVS.com is now offering ScripTalk talking prescription labels to pharmacy customers with visual impairments. This announcement is the result of Structured Negotiations between CVS, the American Council of the Blind, the California Council of the Blind and the American Foundation for the Blind. The organizations were represented by Lainey Feingold and Linda Dardarian of the Oakland California civil rights firm Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho. Read more…

CVS Talking Prescription Container Settlement Agreement

This post contains the settlement agreement between CVS/pharmacy and the American Council of the Blind, the California Council of the Blind and the American Foundation for the Blind. CVS is now providing ScripTalk talking prescription labels through cvs.com mail order to customers across the United States. The agreement was reached through Structured Negotiations; no lawsuit was needed. Along with the Law Office of Lainey Feingold, Linda Dardarian of Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho working with the blind organizations on this important health and safety initiative. Read more…

Free Credit Scores? Make Sure They’re Accessible

The New York Times recently reported that the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is urging credit card companies to give customers free copies of their credit scores. Credit reports have been free to U.S. Citizens since 2008. Scores should be available too. When they are, they need to be accessible to people who are blind and visually impaired. The CFPB should make it a requirement. Read more…

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…