Accessibility in Business Blog

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

Writing a Kiosk RFP: Recommended Accessibility Requirements

Posted on Tuesday, 11 August 2020 by Laura Miller

When creating a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quote (RFQ) for a kiosk project, it is important to include the accessibility requirements that respondents need to address in their submission. Government agencies, cities, municipalities, and other organizations receiving government funding have clear and defined accessibility standards they must meet. These standards should be […]

Next Steps After Your Website Accessibility Scan

Posted on Tuesday, 11 August 2020 by Marissa Sapega

If you’re reading this article because you’ve signed up for TPG’s free website accessibility scan, congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step towards improved accessibility and user experience. (If you haven’t gotten your scan, you can sign up for a free website accessibility scan today.) As soon as your results are complete, one of our […]

UX Series 5: Usability Testing and Digital Accessibility

Posted on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 by David Sloan

In the previous post in this series, we highlighted the importance of evaluation in the user-experience design process. This post explores the practicalities of usability testing—one of the most valuable evaluation methods—and demonstrates its value in creating accessible digital products. What is usability? Usability is a term that’s closely associated with user experience—so much so […]

Organizations Exhibit vast Gains in the 2020 Disability Equality Index (DEI)

Posted on Thursday, 30 July 2020 by Marissa Sapega

When the Disability Equality Index (DEI) first launched in 2014, it included just 48 companies. Today, that number has more than quintupled to 247. Fortune 1000 companies and America’s top 200 revenue grossing law firms (Am Law 200) use the DEI as a benchmarking tool to assess their workplace inclusion levels against the competition. “We’re […]

Accessible Fun and Games

Posted on Tuesday, 28 July 2020 by Marissa Sapega

Games should be fun for everyone. However, sometimes having a disability may hinder an individual’s ability to participate and enjoy them. Many games require physical dexterity to roll a die, vision to see playing cards, or even the ability to move around physically. People with disabilities struggle to enjoy many traditional games, but happily, game […]

UX Series 4: Digital Accessibility and the UX Testing Process

Posted on Monday, 27 July 2020 by David Sloan

The previous post in this series discussed the user experience (UX) design process, and it emphasized the importance of gathering evidence to make design decisions. This post focuses on the role that evaluation and testing play in user experience design, and how you can integrate accessibility into the evaluation process. When we design with users […]

Get Social to Spread the Word!

Posted on Thursday, 23 July 2020 by Marissa Sapega

The 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act is a big deal! It’s not every day we celebrate an amazing legislation that has empowered millions of individuals to live more fulfilling lives. In our ADA 30 content series, we’ve outlined several ways you can honor the Americans with Disabilities Act by improving the accessibility […]

Set up Monitoring for Your Website

Posted on Wednesday, 22 July 2020 by Marissa Sapega

An overall understanding of your website’s accessibility is critical knowledge for every organization, large and small. Once you know where you stand, you can start making plans for improvement. And while you may be able to rationalize postponing accessibility remediation, it is in your best interest to prioritize it. Digital accessibility lawsuits have risen exponentially […]

Acquire Tools to Move Accessibility Forward with Development Teams

Posted on Monday, 20 July 2020 by Marissa Sapega

Developers looking to improve the accessibility of their digital content will be relieved to hear that there are many tools available to help them. These tools go beyond widgets and software; education is equally as important. For how will you know what to look for and how to use the tools if you are not […]

Encourage Digital and Marketing Teams to Make a Difference

Posted on Friday, 17 July 2020 by Marissa Sapega

Digital accessibility is not a single team’s responsibility. It’s not just up to the developers, or human resources, or the accessibility department (if your company has one.) That said, while it’s everyone’s job to aim to provide inclusive digital content, digital and marketing teams are (generally) in the unique position of being close to the […]

Lower Your Legal Risk and Improve the User Experience of Your Site

Posted on Thursday, 16 July 2020 by Marissa Sapega

If you think that your organization is protected from digital accessibility lawsuits because it’s “too small” or “people with disabilities don’t use your products,” think again. In 2019, more than 75 New York Art galleries were hit by digital accessibility lawsuits because their websites were not accessible to blind and visually impaired users. While this […]

How COVID-19 has Impacted Healthcare for People with Disabilities

Posted on Wednesday, 15 July 2020 by Marissa Sapega

COVID-19 is forcing healthcare professionals and providers to adopt new public health guidelines like social distancing, face protection, and contact-less procedures. Pre-COVID, patients would think nothing of talking in close quarters with their physician or lending a friendly hand to an individual who needed guidance to find their way across a crowded waiting room. However, […]