Round up for June, who has been covering online inclusivity?

Jun 28 2022

June sees more interesting articles around the topic of Inclusion News.

We’ve seen a trend around the legalities of website ADA compliance, with sectors being targeted as well as officials using their voice to help bring about change.

The month has also seen many stories hitting the headlines around work and the impact digital inclusion has, as well as new start-ups to help battle the problem and reasons why inclusion should be on every organization’s agenda.

Alcohol Suppliers Hit with ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits

We’re again seeing stories about this sector being targeted, mainly in New York and California. This article contains a helpful list. But first, why not check out AAAtraq to ascertain your own exposure.

https://www.alcohollawadvisor.com/2022/06/alcohol-suppliers-hit-with-ada-website-accessibility-lawsuits/ (opens in a new window)

Web Accessibility and What Brands Need to Know: Q&A With Steve Barnes

In this article, Steve talks about many important points and has many reasons why organizations should be taking digital inclusion seriously, including why the use of overlays is not the route to take.

https://www.cmswire.com/digital-experience/web-accessibility-and-what-brands-need-to-know-qa-with-steve-barnes/ (opens in a new window)

Building truly accessible digital products goes way beyond your limited checklist

This article discusses how accessibility isn’t just a fixed thing you can achieve, it’s ever moving as organizations grow and change – something we think organizations should be more aware of, they need to stop chasing compliance.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90758721/building-truly-accessible-digital-products-goes-way-beyond-your-checklist (opens in a new window)

Senators ask DOJ to enforce accessibility rules for state and local websites

It’s great to see officials recognizing the need for change and how, as technology is becoming more and more part of our everyday existence, inclusion needs to be considered for people living with disabilities.

https://statescoop.com/state-local-website-accessibility-ada/ (opens in a new window)

The internet is not designed for people with disabilities. This Toronto entrepreneur is changing that

The headline of this article is a fact: the internet is not designed for people living with disabilities, but it should be. This start-up has a great concept of getting the right people together to help bring about change.

https://www.thestar.com/business/mars/2022/06/17/the-internet-is-not-designed-for-people-with-disabilities-this-toronto-entrepreneur-is-changing-that.html (opens in a new window)

Lack of Internet, Web Accessibility Harm Employment for Disabled

This article makes a very valid point:to help get more disabled people into work, they need to be able to access and apply for positions using their assistive technologies. Whilst it’s great that many organizations are making their digital ecosystems more accessible, if the jobs can’t be applied for in the first place, we have to ask ourselves where their priorities are sitting.

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/lack-of-internet-web-accessibility-harm-employment-for-disabled (opens in a new window)

Why Colleges and Universities Face More Web Accessibility Lawsuits

This article, featuring a AAAtraq report, discussed how much of a threat litigation really is for institutions. We’ve seen many cases in this sector in the past and as our report shows, compliance isn’t where it should be, therefore it’s likely we’re only going to see more.

https://www.boia.org/blog/why-colleges-and-universities-face-more-web-accessibility-lawsuits (opens in a new window)

Why Law Firm Websites Must Be Accessible

We’re rounding off this month’s edition with an article on a great topic. Every day, we see cases of ADA website litigation being reported, but are the lawyers who are writing these demands providing inclusive content themselves? – they should be.

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/why-law-firm-websites-must-be-accessible-3078978/ (opens in a new window)

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