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Fair Use for Captioning Content Outside of Education

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Note: While the information in this article is intended to give you a better understanding of fair use and how it’s been used in the past, this is not legal advice. We advise you to consult your legal team for specific questions…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for United States Federal Government Agencies

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

There are two major civil rights laws that specifically protect the rights of people with disabilities in the United States: The Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. For a full explanation of both laws, visit ADA.gov. Here is an overview…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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What It Means to “Bake-In” Accessibility

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

Everybody loves cake. But if you want everyone to eat the cake, you need to bake it with the right ingredients. The same goes for organizations when designing or introducing new digital technologies like websites and interactive media such as video or…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for Public Colleges

by Patrick Loftus in Video Accessibility

Public colleges and universities around the US are legally required to make both digital and physical environments on campus accessible to people with disabilities. In recent years, many students with disabilities have found themselves at a disadvantage when some public universities have…

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Updated January 8, 2018
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Study Finds 30% Of Working Professionals Have A Disability, Most Go Unreported

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

A new study published by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), a private think tank, claims that 30% of working professionals in the United States are expected to have a disability. This high figure, based on phone-based interviews with over 3,000 “college-educated,…

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Updated February 13, 2018
Understanding Digital Access Law with Lainey Feingold

Lainey Feingold on What the ADA and Digital Accessibility Laws Look Like Going into 2018

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

In the current digital accessibility landscape, there is both a lot to keep up with and a lot at stake. The number of recent cases involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) alone is overwhelming enough. So, to give readers an idea of where…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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How the Brexit Could Impact Web Accessibility in the UK

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

  The UK’s decision to leave the European Union essentially means that over 40 years worth of treaties, laws, and agreements are subject to renegotiation or nullification. That includes laws regulating web accessibility. The Brexit is an extremely complicated procedure with a…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for Public Websites

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed. This broad anti-discrimination law requires the effective communication of information, and was enacted to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination. Fast forward to the year 2017 and there is something…

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Updated January 4, 2018
All About the Blick Art Web Accessibility Case

What the Blick Art Materials Case Means for Corporate Website Accessibility

by Patrick Loftus in Industry Trends

On August 1, a judge in the Eastern District of New York allowed a class action website accessibility lawsuit against Blick Art Materials, LLC to move forward marking a big win for disability rights advocates. The plaintiff, who himself happens to be…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Lainey Feingold Shares the 2017 Legal Update on Digital Accessibility Cases

by Elisa Edelberg in Industry Trends

Lainey Feingold is an internationally recognized disability rights lawyer and is widely known for negotiating landmark accessibility agreements. Lainey joined us to present a webinar entitled, 2017 Legal Update on Digital Accessibility in which she gave us the full scoop on digital…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Q&A with Legal Rebel, Lainey Feingold

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

2017 has been a turbulent year for digital accessibility. Groundbreaking cases like the Winn-Dixie trial and historic updates like the Section 508 refresh are changing the way organizations across industries are approaching accessibility. Here to give us the full report is Lainey…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Accessibility Laws for Company Training Videos

by Elisa Edelberg in Video Accessibility

Each year, Americans work roughly 1,790 hours. With such a great deal of time spent at work, it’s imperative that individuals have what they need to be successful and safe in their work environment. The Americans With Disabilities Act The Americans with…

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Updated January 4, 2018