Netflix and CNN.com Sued Over Lack of Captions

In the last month lawsuits have been filed against two online media and entertainment powerhouses for failing to provide captioning of online content. Netflix, the.

SSB Staff Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek Series

SSB’s own Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer, and Debra Ruh, Cheif Marketing Officer, are featured in Bloomberg Businessweek’s series about employment, accessibility and assistive technology,.

Is There Cause to Celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the ADA?

by Rosemary Musachio and Debra Ruh This month we celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA was created with.

Employee Spotlight – Jon Avila

Jonathan (Jon) Avila is the Chief Accessibility Officer for SSB BART Group (SSB). One of his key responsibilities at SSB is to maintain the content in the Accessibility Management Platform (AMP)—a repeatable, scalable, and metrics based accessibility testing platform for software, hardware, and web sites. Jon is involved in updating and maintaining the SSB methodology in regards to Section 508, WCAG, and other accessibility standards. This includes the analysis, design, and repair of software, web pages, Flash, Flex, documentation, and hardware for accessibility.

The Importance of the Twenty-First Century Communication and Video Accessibility Act of 2010

Next to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (“CVAA”) is the most important.

Accessibility in the Hiring Process

Overview Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, along with Titles I and IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), prohibits discrimination related.

The Many Facets of Content Management Systems

Overview Content Management Systems (CMS) have become one of the most popular internet-based technologies.  They are a collaborative method of composing, editing, publishing, sharing and.

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CSS Background Images and Accessibility

There have been a spattering of articles discussing background images and their accessibility issues. There does not seem to be a clear solution for all.

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iPad Accessibility – My Perspective

Over the past year there have been many reviews of the iPad and its accessibility features. I’m writing this post to share my personal experiences,.

Accessibility of Browsers

While Internet explorer and Firefox work well with leading screen readers on Windows, and Safari works well with VoiceOver on the Mac, the question arises.