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Presentation: “Lessons Learned from Recent Litigation and Emerging Best Practices”

Jul 20, 2017

Last month, a federal Judge held that a grocery store website must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As a result, businesses across the United States need to stay abreast of the legal issues and practical considerations involved in managing risk in this evolving and increasingly litigious climate. Equal Entry’s Chris Keroack served […]

Thomas Logan Presents: “Accessibility and Virtual Reality”

Jul 7, 2017

Thomas Logan, Equal Entry CEO, recently delivered his “Accessibility and Virtual Reality” presentation to the Bay Area Accessibility and Inclusive Design group in San Francisco. Logan highlighted successful applications available in the VR/AR marketplace that illustrate accessibility best practices via custom solutions, as well as popular VR/AR applications that currently fall short of accessibility guidelines. His presentation […]

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“Writing Government Information for People with Disabilities”

Jun 27, 2017

Earlier this month, Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup at thoughtbot titled “Writing Government Information for People with Disabilities.” The presenter was Jonathan Katz, Content Writer at the New York City Department of Small Business Services. Katz discussed how to write so that people with cognitive disabilities can read, understand, and use your content. Here are three moments we found especially interesting in […]

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TBT: “I Am Colorblind, And You Can Too!”

Jun 15, 2017

Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup last year at thoughtbot, titled “I Am Colorblind, and You Can Too!” The presenter was Jake Voytko, a senior software engineer at Etsy. Voytko addressed how people see color, how colorblind people are different, and how we can design around that difference. Here are three moments we found especially interesting in the presentation: […]

“A Taste of ReelAbilities”

May 23, 2017

Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup on April 4th at thoughtbot, titled “A Taste of ReelAbilities.” Ravit Turjeman, Director of the ReelAbilities Festival, presented and discussed four short films with us. She was joined by Xian Horn, who is on the ReelAbilities Film Selection Committee. Here are two moments we found especially interesting in the presentation: Why the […]

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Recap: “Accessibility in NYC Parks”

May 10, 2017

Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup on May 2nd, 2017 at thoughtbot, titled “Accessibility in NYC Parks”. Christopher Noel, ADA Accessibility Coordinator for New York Parks and Recreation, gave a presentation on how the city helps ensure environments are accessible to older people, people without disabilities, and people with disabilities. Here are four examples we found especially interesting […]

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Accessibility NYC Meetup Recap: “Disability, Bring It On”

Apr 27, 2017

Accessibility NYC hosted a Meetup on March 7th, 2017 at thoughtbot, titled “Disability, Bring It On.” Jack Chen, Patent Counsel at Google, explored universal lessons on success factors for people with disabilities. Here are three key success factors we found especially interesting in the presentation: Boldness in the face of uncertainty and fear Help and […]

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Are Your Images on Social Media Accessible?

Mar 23, 2017

Equal Entry believes that authoring tools should be available on all social media platforms, so that the content can be made accessible to everyone. Here is Thomas Logan, Equal Entry CEO, with a one-minute video on the subject. Transcript: Instagram does not have a method to describe an image for people who are blind or […]

US Access Board Approves Section 508 Refresh

Feb 9, 2017

In January, the US Access Board approved several updates to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, bringing long-awaited changes to federal digital accessibility requirements. Many of these changes have been inspired by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG2), an international set of standards that are considered to be more up-to-date. Because the WCAG2 guidelines focus solely […]