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Blind users’ experience on your website
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Allow us to introduce Sisi who has been blind since birth. As an independent woman, having proper access to websites is crucial to the quality of her life. On this page, you will hear directly from her in a video so that you, as a site owner, can better understand the importance of having your website accessible to those with disabilities.

"Hi, I'm Sisi and I'm 47 years old, and I've been blind since birth. I've been u...

Video demonstration of accessiBe – #1 Website accessibility compliance tool
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The following 9 minute-video is a walk-through of web accessibility, what it means to have a website accessible to users with disabilities, the legal requirements, and how we can integrate accessiBe on any types of websites, hard coded or platform based. We have partnered with accessiBe, the #1 web accessibility solution for ADA and WCAG compliance.

In the video, you will find the following information. Of course, do ...

Press Release – Partnership with accessiBe
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Press Release - Honolulu, Hawaii, 08-09-2021

Business Website Center, a leading website development company, announced today a partnership with accessiBe, the #1 web accessibility solution for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) compliance. Together with accessiBe, Business Website Center offers a web based tool to help website owners maintain ADA compliance online.

In recent months, more consumers are sho...

ADA compliance tool for websites
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It is the right thing to make any attempts possible to assist those with disabilities have good access to websites. With this in mind, it is also very difficult to make a site fully accessible to everyone since there are many types of disabilities and they come in various ranges. Web accessibility is a set of rules, behaviors, code standards and design guidelines, that are meant to allow people with disabilities to effectively use websites. Here are some examples of disa...

Businesses and Website ADA Compliance Lawsuits
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2018 is seeing a record number of lawsuits towards businesses and organizations claiming ADA non-compliance on their websites. Over 1,000 suits have been filed just in the first half of the year while 2017 had a little over 800. New York and Florida are leading the way. Many are filed under Title III of the ADA law. These accessibility cases are difficult to fight on both sides, especially for the defendants. Though ADA compliance is nothing new, applying it to websites is and it seems that the ...

What is Section 508?
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Yes, today we write another article about ADA compliance for websites as new regulations recently came up that will most likely affect your website and its compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (also known as ADA). Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d) is a federal law that requires federal agencies to provide those with disabilities equal access to electronic data and information to those with no disabilities. This of course includes websites of such agencies ...

Timed response on web pages and what it means for ADA compliance
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Online ADA compliance is going to become more and more complex as time passes. This year, we have seen the most changes in terms of coding and visual requirements and the legal aspect for websites belonging to government agencies. Under Section 508 Standards (which governs the technical requirements to be ADA compliant online), there are the Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications (1194.22). It reads "When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given suf...

Alternative Text for Images and Website ADA Compliance
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Images coded for the web have four standard elements: The actual image file name, the styling (example borders created with CSS coding), the title tag (which is the mouse over text you see when hovering over an image), and the alt tag. Alt stands for alternative. In the "old days", it was used to show text when an image was not able to display. This happened a lot during the dial up Internet phase when connections were very slow. Now, this tag is often used for search engine optimization. It is ...

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