Accessibility in Business Blog

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

Web Accessibility Standards

Posted on Wednesday, 8 April 2020 by Marissa Sapega

Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web way back in the dark ages of the 20th century (1989!). Five years later, in 1994, the World Wide Web Consortium (WC3) came into being with Berners-Lee as the director. The W3C is a web standards organization whose goal is to provide guidance and structure to developers that […]

Mobile Accessibility

Posted on Tuesday, 7 April 2020 by Brad Henry

Overview Ensuring mobile accessibility for your digital content presents a unique set of challenges different from desktop devices. Users primarily use either Android or iOS operating systems, both of which have unique user inputs, gestures, functions, and capabilities. We put together a comprehensive Mobile Accessibility Testing Guide to help you to perform accessibility testing across […]

Accessibility Testing

Posted on Friday, 3 April 2020 by Marissa Sapega

Many organizations, when confronted with the idea that their digital content is not accessible to individuals with disabilities, are confused as to how to resolve this concern. Web accessibility, while gaining traction in certain industries, is still largely a topic assigned to the “nice to have” column rather than a “must-have” in many companies’ digital […]

PDF Accessibility

Posted on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 by Marissa Sapega

A portable document format, better known as a PDF, is a file format that can be shared without being easily modified. It can also be opened and reviewed on most computers and operating systems through several platforms. While this is a convenient option for most people, document accessibility remains an issue for those with disabilities. […]

Self-Service Healthcare Kiosk Accessibility

Posted on Monday, 30 March 2020 by Laura Miller

Healthcare kiosks are, now more than ever, a valuable tool for serving more patients without the need for up close staff interaction. They can be used for checking in patients and gathering symptom information for efficient triage purposes. They can also be used to measure patient blood pressure or heart rate, temperature, and other diagnostic […]

Business operations during COVID-19

Posted on Thursday, 26 March 2020 by TPG team

As COVID-19 (the coronavirus) continues to impact the global community, we know it is important to provide customers, prospects, and partners with a transparent update on how we are responding to the outbreak. Ensuring the safety of our employees and their families is our top priority which in turn protects our customers. We are committed […]

Digital Accessibility During a Crisis

Posted on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 by Marissa Sapega

2020 will forever be known for the global pandemic of the COVID-19 virus, which has forced hundreds of millions of people to substantially increase their reliance on technology. We already rely on the internet for hundreds of everyday tasks from the minor (like checking the weather) to the more critical (reading updates on the latest […]

Website Accessibility Audit

Posted on Monday, 23 March 2020 by Marissa Sapega

A website accessibility audit is the process of assessing a digital property to see how well it accommodates the needs of people with disabilities. Such individuals often engage with the web in ways that are different from people without disabilities. If a website does not conform to accessibility web standards, people with disabilities will often […]

Kiosk Accessibility: Selecting the Correct Input Device

Posted on Thursday, 5 March 2020 by Matt Ater

One of the key things to consider when striving to make your kiosk accessible is selecting the appropriate input device. Unsurprisingly, a touch screen may not be the right input for people with disabilities. While someone may be able to use an iPhone touch screen, it doesn’t mean they can navigate a self-service kiosk with […]

Web Accessibility Training

Posted on Thursday, 6 February 2020 by Marissa Sapega

To ensure a positive digital experience for everyone visiting your website, the people contributing to the website (like content creators, developers, designers, etc.) will need to be informed about how to do their job with accessibility in mind. Luckily, there are a wide variety of website accessibility training options available. WCAG training Global accessibility standards […]

Automated Accessibility Testing

Posted on Wednesday, 5 February 2020 by Marissa Sapega

When it comes to conducting accessibility testing for websites, a combination of automated and manual accessibility testing will give you the most comprehensive results. However, automated accessibility testing has the advantage of, well, being automated! It does not require the resources needed to conduct manual accessibility testing, and therefore plays an important role in ensuring […]

Podcast 2020 Episode 1: Victor Calise, Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Posted on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 by TPG team

Victor discusses how he and his team work to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities living in all New York City boroughs, as well as the thousands of tourists with disabilities who visit each year. They discuss the challenges that come with accommodating PWDs (which are unique to each borough), and Victor […]

Web Accessibility

Posted on Monday, 27 January 2020 by Marissa Sapega

In developed countries where internet access is widespread, web accessibility usually refers to the ability of individuals with access to the internet to be able to use it and benefit from it. (It is also referred to as “digital accessibility,” or even “html accessibility” on occasion.) The experience on an “accessible website” should be comparable […]

Accessible Websites

Posted on Friday, 24 January 2020 by Marissa Sapega

An accessible website should be a key consideration for any forward-thinking organization. Not only are digital accessibility lawsuits growing exponentially each year, but with an estimated one billion people on earth with a disability, it’s a pretty large market for a business to ignore. Creating accessible websites To start, let’s review what an “accessible website” […]