Accessibility in Business Blog

The latest news and trends in accessibility policy, programs, law, and business practices.

What the Supreme Court’s rejection to hear Robles v. Domino’s means for accessibility

Posted on Tuesday, 5 November 2019 by Marissa Sapega

It’s no secret that digital accessibility lawsuits have grown exponentially in the past few years. There was a 177% increase in digital lawsuits from 2017 to 2018, and numbers are projected to go even higher as 2019 draws to a close. In fact, one recent case, Robles v. Domino’s, may have paved the way for […]

Section 508 Conformance: A Need-to-Know Guide

Posted on Thursday, 24 October 2019 by Marissa Sapega

The year was 1973. The United States left Vietnam after signing the Paris Peace Accord; Secretariat won the Triple Crown; American Graffiti premiered starring a young Richard Dreyfuss. While all these are certainly notable, another “groovy” but lesser known achievement you may not even be aware of was the signing of The Rehabilitation Act of […]

How to Test for JAWS Compatibility

Posted on Saturday, 28 September 2019 by Marissa Sapega

For as long as developers and QA staff have been testing websites for screen reader compatibility, the JAWS® screen reader (created in 1993 by Henter-Joyce) has been a staple testing tool. Now JAWS has a companion product for JAWS testing on Windows machines: JAWS Inspect. When used as complementary tools, the two are a screen […]

What You Need to Know About the 21st Century IDEA Act

Posted on Friday, 20 September 2019 by Marissa Sapega

On May 10, 2018, Representative Ro Khanna (D) introduced a bill known as the “21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act,” or “21st Century IDEA.” Fundamentally, this law is intended to improve the experience for all Americans engaging with digital Federal property. This is good news in general, right? Well, it’s very good news for people […]

Announcing the newest addition to Vispero: JAWS Kiosk

Posted on Wednesday, 4 September 2019 by TPG team

Vispero®, the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired, is excited to announce an addition to the Vispero family: JAWS Kiosk. A collaboration between The Paciello Group (TPG) and the Freedom Scientific brand (owned by Vispero), JAWS Kiosk is focused on delivering accessible kiosk solutions whether it’s through incorporation of Freedom Scientific’s industry-leading […]