The World Health Organisation reports that about 15% of the population exist with a disability. This can be something as simple as riding the stairs. Certain things which we fail to see as a challenge deems highly tricky for many around us. People with physical disability sinks to navigate in the same way how we […]
When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was first signed into law in 1990, there wasn’t much concern about the digital world and the compliance. The internet was still in its relative infancy. Under the amended and updated rules, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, as set forward by the World Wide Web Consortium […]
Assistive technology (AT) makes it viable for individuals with various physical disabilities to take part in life’s exercises, at school, home, work, and in the community as general. It increases functional, developmental, and learning abilities. It can replace for skills that a person may not be able to form in his/her lifetime. For instance, a […]
If web accessibility is a unique concept to you, the path onward can seem overwhelming. You could pursue perfection forever by building accessible products for every user you can imagine. That’s not much of a variation from design and development more generally as there’s always room for improvement. However, when it comes to usability, and […]
Apart from the United States, nearly twelve more countries have laws or policies which prevent disparate access to EIT/ ICT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology). Like the United States, they also form apart of a specific law or policy which is aimed at decreasing discernment against people with physical disabilities, and not specific to […]
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was introduced into the genre in 1990 as one of the most wide-ranging pieces of civil rights legislation. This act has merged deeper in order to raise the standard for public accommodation especially for the disable people. With the rapid technological inventions has given birth of a question, does ADA can get applied on the websites too or not.
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is accepted as an effective international human rights treaty in order to protect the rights and dignity of people with minor and major disability. Like other developing countries, India too has ratified this treaty after a time. But the saddest part is that, near about one fourth government websites are still getting failed to load due to poor website accessibility.
In 1990, the “Americans with Disabilities Act” took place into the genre as a law form in order to prevent discrimination based on disabilities. But there is sound significance when it comes to accessibility of modern communications such as the internet. With the introduction of websites, a vital question is taking place and that is, exactly what is the actual mission of ADA to make the United Society more accessible to the people with minor and major disabilities.
Section 508, an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal law mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 went through a thorough review and several changes and updates were made. Therefore, even if your website was fully compliant, you require to review it.
Most of the online businesses are trying to integrate the best technical standard for successful website accessibility. The modern website designers usually strive to develop their website pages by following the ADA. That is why other relevant standards have to be used for making out how the website is accessible to the disabled users. At present, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines has become the best standard.