Accessibility is Inclusive Design

There is growing interest in web accessibility around the world, with more companies seeking to make their web properties inclusive and user friendly for all people. Perhaps it’s to increase conversions, or create an ethical brand, but whatever the driving force behind the increase in accessibility testing and need for specialists, in the United States, there remains resistance. With the pending vote by the US Senate on H.R. 620, the amendment to the ADA passed by the House to change accessibility laws, I’ve been asked repeatedly whether a website should be accessible. Nearly every website usability audit or web design client I speak with places… Continue Reading Accessibility and Inclusive User ExperienceRead More →

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The following podcasts are interviews where I discuss usability, accessibility, SEO and how it is applied to websites. The podcasts are lively, informative and contain resources and tips. Dan Shure EvolvingSEO Experts on the Wire  UX, usability, accessibility – are CORE essentials of modern SEO. I’ve seen sites get crushed in the last year with these issues. That’s why I invited today’s guest – Kim Krause Berg – onto the show. She is an expert in usability, UX and accessibility. In fact, she provides these services TO SEOs. UX & ACCESSIBILITY – ESSENTIAL LESSONS FOR SEOS W/KIM KRAUSE BERG Matt Bailey Endless Coffee Cup Series… Continue Reading Kim Krause Berg Usability PodcastsRead More →

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There are many conflicts with the recent vote to pass H.R. 620 of the ADA by the House of Representatives.  The most alarming is requiring a law where one already exists. As the House pushes forward waiting for the Senate to vote and turn the bill into law, propaganda from credit unions and the banking industry, along with the uneducated press, continue to be released. The purpose of H.R.620, ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017, is to find ways to stall and prevent civil lawsuits by handicapped persons facing a barrier to entry of a business. Specifically, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities… Continue Reading H.R. 620 Will Not Prevent Drive-By Accessibility Lawsuits Because It Does Not Address Website AccessibilityRead More →

HR 620 Vote Counts

Despite extraordinary push back, lawmakers in Congress voted in favor of H. R. 620, weakening the ADA rather than finding a solution for drive-by ADA lawsuits by unscrupulous lawyers. “[Frivolous] ADA lawsuits…are not an ADA issue; they are a state and court problem,” disability rights lawyer Robyn Powell wrote in an op-ed for Rewire in May 2017. “Indeed, ethics rules bar attorneys from bringing frivolous lawsuits. Rather than go after people with disabilities, attention should be focused on stopping these few bad attorneys.” – The Americans With Disabilities Act Is Under Attack in Congress With the passage of H.R. 620 on the morning of February… Continue Reading US House Votes to Revise the Americans with Disabilities ActRead More →