An accessible design for a website means that the website is designed and developed in a way that makes it usable and understandable for people with disabilities. This includes people with visual, auditory, physical, cognitive, and neurological disabilities.
In the web accessibility field we hear a lot about assistive technology. But people without disabilities will be mostly ignorant about what assistive technology actually is, as well as what constitutes assistive technology. So let us break down for you the meaning of assistive technology, how important it is, and what your role, as the providers of goods and services to individuals with impairments, is for compatibility with assistive technologies.
Web accessibility is a complex issue, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. However, here are some general steps that you can take from a business perspective to approach the issue of web accessibility:
After lagging behind the United States and other countries in regard to web accessibility legislation, the European Union (EU) is catching up and by June 28, 2025, all private companies will be required to make their websites accessible to people who live with disabilities, according to the European Accessibility Act.
The MuniExpo conference was held in Tel Aviv on its sixth anniversary and was successfully executed with thousands of participants and visitors. More than 150 Israeli and International leading companies, municipal leaders, prominent international guests, Israeli lawmakers, ministers, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and some 12,000 visitors have graced the fairground complex of Expo Tel Aviv.
As a freelancer or agency, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and trends in your industry. One trend that`s gaining a lot of traction is web accessibility. Web accessibility refers to the practice of making websites and web applications usable by people with disabilities.
Big news has arrived at the web accessibility field. As you may well know, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enacted in 1990 has yet to establish clear and enforceable specifications for web accessibility.
EqualWeb offers a slew of web accessibility evaluation tools for its users and clients, and will soon launch a game-changing tool into the market—so there is much to be excited about. But first, what are web accessibility evaluation tools?
In preparation for the release of WCAG 2.2 in December 2022, EqualWeb has already updated its web accessibility technology to meet the new guidelines, ensuring its clients are ready in advance for future requirements and regulations.
Web accessibility certification is used for internal legal purposes to expound on the remediation process the website has undergone.
In a web accessibility certificate, also known as a certificate of performance, you will receive verification of the standards the website was remediated against, a list of the accessibility modifications that the web accessibility solution provider performed on the website, and the accessibility functions that exist on the website and may be used by visitors.
Note: a web accessibility certification should not be confused with an accessibility statement, which is required to feature on a website in accordance with the law. While similar, the accessibility statement is more of a general summary of the accessibility enhancements that feature on the website, although there are some functions that overlap between the two.
When discussing web accessibility standards, we could be referring to two main sources. The first is legislative, i.e., the standards set by lawmakers across the globe; the second is the international web accessibility standard established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
And as we shall learn further ahead, the standards set by governments mostly align in accordance with the W3C.
The term “web accessibility” has popped into our lives and exploded onto the scene in recent years. But what does it actually mean? And how did it start? Let’s take a deep dive into the digital accessibility field and learn all about it.
ACA, AODA, AMA, NSAA, Quebec’s Act, and ABCA compliance. Canada is making big strides toward ensuring web accessibility across the nation, as the provinces are following in the footsteps of Ontario, currently leading the way in digital accessibility compliance. Let us examine the legal framework in each and every Canadian province for web accessibility requirements.
Web accessibility tools have taken up the market by storm. More and more people understand the need for such a solution. Some get the product/service because of legislation and compliance requirements exclusively, while others go a step further, aiming to treat all people equally with or without disabilities.
TEL AVIV, Israel, January 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CIOReview nominates
leading digital accessibility development company EqualWeb as one of the
top compliance technology solution companies of 2021. CIOReview is a
technology magazine read by C-suite executives, industry experts,
technology buyers, and other top-ranking business decision-makers.
TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- EqualWeb, the leading digital accessibility development company, has opened its new offices in Tel Aviv on Monday. With offices already in New York City and Kfar Yona, EqualWeb expands its operations into Israel’s tech hub, joining the thousands of innovative startups located in the prominent metropolitan.
A world leader and a pioneer in web accessibility, focused on helping people with disabilities to access digital information: EqualWeb. In the physical world, access for people with disabilities must be ensured. The same goes for the digital world – especially in the times of COVID. People with disabilities and the elderly must be allowed the same access, information, and ability to perform actions on stores and websites as anyone else. With over a quarter of the US population having some sort of disability, this is a market that cannot be ignored. This is the market that EqualWeb is addressing through its groundbreaking accessibility technology, which offers advanced functionalities that enable individuals living with various disabilities to browse the web in a secure way.
Making websites accessible. "We integrate our widget solutions into websites to create a digitally inclusive channel for media consumption". Why is it important for every website to be accessible? In the physical world, it goes without saying that access for people with disabilities must be ensured, such as entrance ramps, accessible restrooms, and so on. The same goes for the digital world – morally, legally, and economically. People with disabilities must be allowed the same access to information, and the ability to perform actions on stores and websites as anyone else can. The idea is to make it an Equal Web – and this is very easy to do with EqualWeb.
Mélange is an organization that organize workshops, conferences and tradeshows in the Caribbean in the area of accessibility. EqualWeb is proud to co-operate and present at Mélange accessibility for all Magazine. Mélange is an organization that set up workshops, conferences and tradeshows in the Caribbean in the area of accessibility. Our shared goal is to raise awareness to the importance of inclusion people with disabilities in the Physical space and especially now also in the Digital space by using Equalweb’s Unique technology to turn any website fully usable to people with disabilities with a simple line of code.
About 45 million people have some limitation on internet access —and the problem is not in the lack of broadband. They are people with some disability, especially visual or auditory, who need some help to surf the internet. But although Brazilian legislation requires websites to be inclusive, 99% of sites in Brazil have some barrier that makes navigation difficult, according to a study by the Web for All movement.