Several years ago Matt Bailey was contracted by the state of Pennsylvania as part of a massive effort by then Governor Rendell to update every state website to meet Section 508 accessibility standards. I was brought in by Matt to perform a layer of usability testing, and assist with accessibility.
I met Matt many years before that while we were both SEO’s. He is known all over the world as a speaker, writer and trainer on internet marketing, SEO, and accessibility. Having been interviewed by him before, Matt noticed that I have been writing more about the rise in ADA lawsuits and related accessibility topics. We caught up again to discuss accessibility, inclusive design and the importance of making sure websites work for everyone.
You can listen to the 30 minute podcast or read the transcript.
Kim Krause Berg joins Matt to talk about recent developments in Accessibility. Primarily driving this discussion are the recent increase in accessibility lawsuits. Past court rulings put websites in the same class as a commercial business; they have to accommodate and provide for anyone to access their store just as much as their website.