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… Separate is Not Equal: Good News for Grocery Delivery

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 Gratitude

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)

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

Twenty Five Years From Today

What will the digital world be like in 2040? Will we even use the term ‘digital?’ Will accessibility and usability be integrated into the new reality? And just how many “things” will be part of the web of things? A workshop Lainey Feingold is co-facilitating at the 2015 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium will explore these very questions. Read more… Twenty Five Years From Today

New Web Accessibility Standards (WCAG 2.0) Finalized

On December 11, 2008, the World Wide Web Consortium announced new standards for accessible web content. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 were finalized after years of development and input from web designers, site owners, members of the disability community, WAI staff and volunteers, and countless others with a commitment to making the internet available to all users. Resources about the revised guidelines are provided at the end of this post. Read more… New Web Accessibility Standards (WCAG 2.0) Finalized