2016 Legal Update on Digital Accessibility Cases

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Digital access is a civil right, and there is a lot happening in the legal space. Court decisions, government agency activity, and private party settlements are defining best practices and the scope of digital accessibility requirements. Organizations across industries need to be…

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Updated October 24, 2018

An Architect of the ADA on Its Application to Modern Technology

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Because the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was written in 1990 before the proliferation of the Internet, there are a lot of questions about its application to online businesses. In this webinar, one of the architects of the ADA, Bobby Silverstein, will…

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Updated October 24, 2018

What One School Learned from DOJ/OCR Accessibility Rulings at Other Institutions

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Over the past several years, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) have completed dozens of rulings on IT accessibility at institutions of higher education. The University of Washington has used lessons learned from these settlements, agreements, and…

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Updated October 24, 2018

Where Do We Go From Here? Web Accessibility Across 3 National Systems

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In today’s exceedingly digital world, one could easily conclude everyone has equal access to the information we share online. But some recent research on web pages showed an unsettling reality. Presenting the results from a national sample on web accessibility, Cyndi Rowland…

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Updated October 24, 2018

Complying with the Section 508 & Section 255 Refresh Presented by Bruce Bailey and Timothy Creagan from the U.S. Access Board

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Regulations often struggle to keep up with the ever-changing nature of modern technology. Unfortunately, this means many individuals with disabilities are often left with unequal access. On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Access Board released a comprehensive refresh of Section 508 of…

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Updated October 24, 2018

Accessible Video at Amazon

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Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. Over…

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Updated February 7, 2018

What The Winn-Dixie Case & Other Important Rulings Mean For the Future of Web Accessibility Under The Ada Presented Bobby Silverstein

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On June 13, 2017, the Florida Federal District Court ruled that grocery store chain Winn-Dixie had violated Title III of the ADA for denying blind users “full and equal enjoyment” of the Winn-Dixie website. The case was brought forth by a blind…

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Updated October 24, 2018

2017 Legal Update On Digital Accessibility Cases With Lainey Feingold

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The legal landscape of accessibility provides a strong framework supporting digital accessibility efforts in the public and private sectors, in higher education, and throughout society. Lawsuits, Structured Negotiations, and government agency activity impact how organizations around the country are approaching digital accessibility…

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Updated October 24, 2018

FCC Audio Description Requirements: What You Need To Know To Comply Presented By Will Schell, Attorney Advisor At The Disability Rights Office Of The FCC

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In recent years, the FCC has been actively increasing audio description requirements through the CVAA (21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act). For many, audio description is still an uncharted territory, but as legal requirements continue to increase, it is something that…

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Updated February 15, 2019

15 Years After An OCR Suit: NC State’s Accessibility Refresh

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Grey Reavis and Rebecca Sitton look at how NC State is creating a proactive strategy to address the current risk areas on campus.

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Updated October 24, 2018