• Accessibility,  Podcasts

    Kim Krause Berg and Matt Bailey – Accessibility Podcast

    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…

  • Accessibility

    H.R. 620 Will Not Prevent Drive-By Accessibility Lawsuits Because It Does Not Address Website Accessibility

    Screenshot of the bill description.

    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 Act made businesses legally required to make buildings accessible to handicapped persons. This is why…