Food For Thought: Website Accessibility Driven Lawsuits

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The 4/19/2019 edition of artsy.net published an article by Claire Voon that reports on a pair of lawsuits filed separated by two legally blind plaintiffs against dozens of New York City art galleries that their websites allegedly violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As the article points out, issues of websites and accessibility via ADA standards are, at best, murky. Part of confusion comes from a separate set of standards …

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You Don’t Have To Be A Frontend Developer To Take Advantage Of Frontend Dev Tools

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If one of your New Year’s resolutions is digging into content management tasks at your website with an eye toward accessibility, I have a terrific insider tip to make the job of color contrast compliance much easier. I published an article at ArtsHacker that provides step by step instructions on how to use Kontrast, an extension for Chrome and Firefox browsers that allows you to quickly check and adjust color contrast …

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You Don’t Have To Be A Code Jockey To Begin Making Your Site Accessible

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Before the Thanksgiving holiday, I published an article at ArtsHacker about how website content managers can begin improving web accessibility by way of user-friendly tools to check color contrast. The response from colleagues and readers was terrific and per those suggestions, I decided to expand this into an ongoing series focusing on all the content management related tasks you can do to improve web accessibility. The good news is there are …

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Forget Coat Check, You Need To Color Check

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If you aren’t already aware of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), there’s no better time than the present to get started. WCAG is a central element of a series of web accessibility guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the Internet. In English, these are the standards that let people with disabilities interact with your online content. As of …

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Got Caught Up Playing Hero

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Sometimes forest fires drop right in your lap. Sometimes they have sacks of revenue attached. But really, some of the most satisfying projects are all about high-pressure deadlines and in the end, helping good people accomplish something meaningful is worth those grindstone burns. When it comes meaningful tasks, web accessibility compliance always crosses the worthwhile threshold. All of that is a roundabout way to say I’ve been preoccupied the past 24 …

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