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Why the Section 508 and Section 255 Refresh Had to Happen

by Sofia Enamorado in Video Accessibility

The rapidly changing nature of modern technology can create situations where accessibility is neglected, creating many challenges for disability rights advocates. To help combat these challenges the international standard of WCAG 2.0 was formulated, but in the United States, it wasn’t legally…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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The 4 Key Players on a Corporate Web Accessibility Team

by Emily Griffin in Video Accessibility

  What does it take to make web accessibility a reality at your company? For starters, you need a strong team. In his presentation The Road to Sustainable Corporate Accessibility, corporate accessibility expert John Foliot shared his advice for what makes a…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Illinois State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

Illinois demonstrates a proactive approach to web accessibility when it comes to state policy. It joins a handful of other states that have adopted their own “little 508s” that mimic the federal disability law, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Download the…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Missouri State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

Missouri observes a state-wide policy that mirrors Section 508 web accessibility standards. It joins several other states in enacting policies that are essentially “Little 508s.” Download the Whitepaper: Roadmap to Web Accessibility in Higher Education Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act is…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Kansas State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

Kansas boasts one of the oldest state web accessibility policies in the United States. Back in 2000, the Kansas Information Technology Executive Council (ITEC) crafted an official, state-wide standard for web design that removes barriers for users with sensory or fine motor…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Connecticut State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

The state of Connecticut observes WCAG Level A standards for inclusive web design across all government websites and web services. Any Connecticut state department, office, or organization (including public colleges and universities) needs to have an accessible web presence. Connecticut’s requirements for…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Alabama State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

In the 1970s, Alabama passed the Handicapped Persons Code, a statewide policy designed “to encourage and enable the blind, the visually handicapped and the otherwise physically disabled to participate fully in the social and economic life of the state.” Download the Whitepaper:…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Louisiana State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

Louisiana’s state web accessibility policy emulates Section 508 standards for inclusive web design. Download the Whitepaper: Roadmap to Web Accessibility in Higher Education Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act is a federal law that sets specific standards for how digital products, software,…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Arizona State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

Arizona observes a state web accessibility policy inspired by federal disability law, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Download the Whitepaper: Roadmap to Web Accessibility in Higher Education Its stated purpose: “To establish a statewide policy that lowers the technical barriers to…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Minnesota State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

The state of Minnesota is committed to web accessibility. It joins several other states with web accessibility laws that reference Section 508. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act is the federal disability law that details minimum standards for accommodating people with disabilities…

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Updated January 4, 2018
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Virginia State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

  If you work for the state of Virginia, you should be aware of how state web accessibility laws may affect you and your organization. All state colleges, state universities, and state agencies in Virginia must comply with Section 508 web accessibility…

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Updated January 4, 2018

Oklahoma State Web Accessibility Laws

by Emily Griffin in Industry Trends

In 2004, Oklahoma passed a web accessibility law that made it one of a handful of states with an explicit state accessibility policy. Download the Whitepaper: Roadmap to Web Accessibility in Higher Education The Oklahoma Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility law (EITA)…

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Updated January 4, 2018