Resources

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Intro: On this page you will find resources about digital accessibility and other issues that the Law Office of Lainey Feingold works on. These resources are for informational purposes only and inclusion does not imply endorsement by Lainey Feingold or the Law Office of Lainey Feingold. Links on this page will take you to web sites that may not have the same privacy or accessibility policies as this site. Please contact us if you know of a resource that you think should be added to this list.

Choose an accessibility vendor as you would choose any other vendor: interview more than one, get references, make an informed choice.

Due diligence requires careful attention as to how accessibility dollars are spent. Beware overlays and widgets that promise accessibility but do not deliver.

Jump to the following Resource categories on this page:

Accessible Pedestrian Signals

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Accessible Prescription Information (Talking Prescription Labels)

Captioning and Audio Description Resources

Note: The terms “audio description” and “video description” are used interchangeably in the disabled community. The terms refer to verbal description of visual aspects of live entertainment, films and streaming content. Description (also referred to as narration) provides accessibility to people who cannot see visual content.

Consultants on the Digital Accessibility Consultants list below may also provide captioning and description services.

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Document Accessibility (Alternative Formats, Remediation and Transformation) Vendors

The absence of accessible documents is a threat to the security and privacy of disabled people. Alternative formats include braille, large print, ePub, audio CD and MP3, HTML, accessible PDF and other electronic documents. Not all vendors listed here provide all formats.

Visit the Alternative Format Press Release Topic and the Alternative Format Settlements Topic to learn more about how Structured Negotiation has helped institutions provide their visually impaired end-users (customers, patients, etc.) with information they can read independently.

Standards for large print documents can be found in the Best Practices and Guidelines for Large Print Documents issued by the American Council of the Blind.

Standards for braille documents can be found on the website of the Braille Authority of North America (BANA)

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Digital Accessibility Consultants (all)

An outside consultant may be needed. But don’t forget about the wonderful (free) resources available from the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

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Digital Accessibility Consultants (Focus on serving small business and non-profits/NGOs)

Digital Accessibility Non-profits (Focus on Usability Testing)

In addition to providing evaluation and remediation services, most of the organizations listed above provide usability testing by disabled people, a critical aspect of accessibility. The following are not-for-profit organizations that also offer usability testing. Several offer remote testing so site/app owners can view the testing from wherever they are:

Another private company focused on usability testing is WeCo Digital Accessibility Services.

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Books about Web Accessibility

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Disabled Lawyers Organizations

Structured Negotiation

WordPress Accessibility

If you are building a blog or small website, chose WordPress (LFLegal.com is a WordPress website). WordPress has a strong accessibility community and a growing number of what are called “WordPress accessibility ready themes” Other popular web builders result in sites that are not accessible to everyone. Support accessibility when chosing a website creation tool. Resources on accessible WordPress include