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The 2020 State of Digital Accessibility Report
Industry Report: The 2020 State of Digital Accessibility

This 2020 State of Digital Accessibility Report compiles the results of this year’s survey of over 1100 professionals across industries and job roles who shared.

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Reporting Accessibility with VPAT 2: A Guide for Vendors

As the demand for accessible technology grows, so does the demand for product manufacturers and vendors to formally document their product’s or service’s conformance with accessibility standards.

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W3C Publishes Draft of Standard Format for Writing Accessibility Test Rules 

Today, July 30, 2019, the W3C published the draft of the first standard format for writing accessibility conformance testing rules—the ACT Rules Format 1.0. Level.

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Webinar: Where Accessibility Lives: Incorporating A11y into Your Process and Team

Chief Experience Officer Derek Featherstone covered real-world examples of how to make accessibility live in your automation tools, style guides, pattern libraries, and design systems, ready to create a more accessible and inclusive web. 

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2019 Digital Accessibility Trends

Where does the world of digital accessibility stand? What trends are sweeping the marketplace? Which laws and regulations are new or changing soon? And how does it all relate to your organization?

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Expanded for M-Enabling: The 2019 State of Digital Accessibility Report

Level Access has expanded the 2019 State of Digital Accessibility Report to reveal more insights from the original survey of 550 industry professionals, including more.

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Webinar: Winning at Scale: Accessibility in Design Systems and Design Ops

Original Presentation Date: May 28, 2019 Design Ops, which operationalizes the design process to give designers and copywriters room to focus on the things they.

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2019 Digital Accessibility Trends: An Evening With Tim Springer [2019-04-02]

Download Tim Springer’s A11yNYC Meetup Slides Level Access CEO Tim Springer shared a data-driven overview of where digital accessibility is heading in 2019, including the.

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Report: State of Digital Accessibility 2019

Level Access surveyed 550 accessibility professionals working in accessibility programs in organizations large and small and compiled the results into the first State of Digital.

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Annual Record keeping Certification  for Products Including Games with Communications Features  Due to the FCC by April 1s t (No Joke)

If you provide advanced communication services (ACS) such as text chat, voice chat, email, and other two-way voice communications, you need to get started now.

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Accessibility within AR/VR: Jonathan Avila on the AT Banter podcast

I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on AT Banter: An Assistive Technology Podcast for their EPISODE 140 – Accessibility within Virtual Reality.

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Digital Accessibility Crystal Ball: Will We See Different Types of Cases in 2019 and Beyond?

With digital accessibility lawsuits at record numbers—more than 2,250 cases were filed in federal court under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act in.

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Webinar: 2019 State of Digital Accessibility Part 2 – Industry Drivers

Original Presentation Date: March 19, 2019 In the first webinar of this 2-part series, Level Access CEO Tim Springer looked at market drivers for digital accessibility.

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Webinar: 2019 State of Digital Accessibility Part 1 – Market Drivers

Original Presentation Date: February 26th, 2019 Level Access CEO  Tim Springer  shares key digital accessibility market trends and developments, and discusses the current state and projections for:.

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Settlement Shows Limits of a “Separate-But-Equal” Approach to Digital Accessibility

Building a separate “assistive” website may seem like a good way to provide resources to customers and clients with disabilities, but, as a recent settlement.

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Responsible Web Animation: Giving Users More Control of Their Experience

Since the arrival of HTML5, the web has seen a tremendous increase in complex animations. Whether they are decorative or explanatory, animations must be built.

How Accessibility Improves the User Experience

Level Access’s Tim Springer will share why making your content accessible improves the user experience for all users.

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2018 Digital Accessibility Trends – Fall Update Q&A and Webinar Resources

Level Access CEO and Founder Tim Springer and Chief Accessibility Officer Jonathan Avila hosted our popular 2018 Digital Accessibility Trends – Fall Update webinar earlier this month. There were.

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Assistive Technology: Not What You’d Expect

Shortly after Simply Accessible became part of the Level Access team*, Kara Van Roekel and I were working with a customer on one of our favorite.

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Mobile Accessibility 301: Switching Things up with Switch Access

Switch access is a way for people with limited mobility to interact with various communication and mobility devices.

Superdome Not Super Accessible: Accessibility News Roundup, July 9, 2018

Welcome back to our Accessibility News Roundup, where we bring together the best recent stories from the web about accessibility. First up, NPR’s Marketplace dedicated an entire.

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Does WCAG 2.1 Replace 2.0? When Should You Adopt WCAG 2.1?

This is the final post in a three-part series about WCAG 2.1. Previously, we covered WCAG 2.1 in AMP (Accessibility Management Platform) and WCAG 2.1: Exploring the New Success Criteria. .

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WCAG 2.1: Exploring the New Success Criteria

Welcome, WCAG 2.1; we’re glad you’re here! The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) has been a part of digital accessibility since 1999. WCAG 2.0 was.

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Could I Get A Ride? Accessibility News Roundup, June 13, 2018

Hey everyone! Welcome to the latest edition of the Level Access Accessibility News Update, where we tell you what’s been going on in the realm.

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The Future is Now: WCAG 2.1 is Finally Here!

This week, the W3C officially released its latest update to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). WCAG 2.1 builds upon the principles and guidelines found.

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Procurement & Digital Accessibility: 10 Essential Questions to Include in Every RFP

Ah, the Request for Proposal. That time-honored tradition where you get down on one (proverbial) knee, announce you’ve got budget to spend, and then brace.

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Digital Accessibility for EDU: Legal Update

In addressing issues related to digital accessibility, educational institutions need to consider the current state of the law and rulemaking status of the Americans with.

Ducks on a Plane: Accessibility News Roundup, April 18, 2018

At Level Access, we make it our business to know what’s going on in accessibility. And since we are already scouring the web for the.

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Building a Successful Accessibility Program for Your Financial Institution

Original Presentation Date: March 8, 2018 The last six months have brought a dramatic increase in litigation against financial institutions. With new actions against banks and.

What’s New in the Section 508 Refresh?

On January 18, 2018, the Section 508 Refresh (“the Refresh”) officially took effect. Let’s take a look at some of the most critical changes in.

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Level Access asks, “will there be new regulations? or deregulation?”

Digital accessibility is a constantly changing area of law. There are no explicit regulations for private companies and although we have dozens of court decisions,.

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Section 508 Refresh: Understanding the New Requirements

If you’re looking for information about the Section 508 Refresh, you’ve come to the right place! Our Section 508 Refresh whitepaper has been updated to.

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AT&T Presents the First Real-Time Text (RTT) App

In mid-December, AT&T unveiled Real-time Text (RTT) communication service to better serve the deaf, deaf-blind, and speaking impaired community. RTT is intended to replace the.

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Pew Pew Pew! We Wanna Play, too! Making Video Games Accessible

According to a recent study, 65% of American households have at least one gamer. In addition, nearly 20% of all Americans have a disability that.

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AODA Requirements for Educational Organizations

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) sets the goal of creating an accessible Ontario by the year 2025. Because of their important role,.