Digital Accessibility Legal Update (December 2014)

This post is about recent legal developments in the United States impacting technology and information access for people with disabilities. It contains developments ocurring between July 16 and December 15, 2014 and is part of an occasional series. The series is illustrated by a toolbox — because law has proven an effective tool in improving the accessibility and usability of digital content, print information and technology for everyone. There are many ways to use the law, reflected by the many tools in the toolbox. Read more… Digital Accessibility Legal Update (December 2014)

Accessibility Matters in the Battle of Mobile Payment Systems

This is a post about mobile payment systems and the need for them to be accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. Apple pay, CurrentC, Square and the rest work with mobile applications. Those applications must be developed and implemented with accessibility features. If not, developers and retailers run afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state laws. Read more… Accessibility Matters in the Battle of Mobile Payment Systems

Talking Prescription Labels Update – Summer 2014

Three national pharmacy chains in the United States now offer talking prescription information for blind customers. This post has information about the Walmart, Walgreens and CVS accessible prescription initiatives. Please help us spread the word about the leadership role these companies have taken in making sure blind pharmacy customers can privately and independently access information about their prescription medications. Read more… Talking Prescription Labels Update – Summer 2014

Accessible Health Care Information from WellPoint (Blue Cross/Blue Shield)

Do you know who runs your Blue Cross, Blue Shield or Anthem health insurance company? Maybe it’s WellPoint, a company that has made a major commitment to the accessibility and usability of its digital and print information for its blind members across the country. Find out if your Blue Cross, Blue Shield or Anthem company is affiliated with WellPoint. Read more… Accessible Health Care Information from WellPoint (Blue Cross/Blue Shield)