Business Accessibility Toolkit
Beyond Compliance: Accessibility in Multifamily
In the multifamily industry, we have all heard of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We have policies in place for it. It is referenced, stated, and explained in our training courses, onboarding materials, and development plans.
I’ve received the results of my accessibility audit – now what?
So, you’re just getting started on your accessibility journey and you’re wondering what your first few steps should be. Great! Know that most organizations typically start with an accessibility audit, which provides a benchmark for their digital content.
Making A Strong Case For Accessibility
Imagine yourself as someone with a visual disability. Cataracts, or totally blind even. A site is not accessible because of many factors, willing and unwillingly. Accessibility may have been attended to at the end of the project or not in the budget, or maybe they just didn’t practice it. You can’t access the vital information on the site because it’s not accessible to people with visual disabilities.
Blind and deaf man can’t communicate on a flight until teen girl reaches for his hand
Well, this story is about just that. One man and one teen happened to be in exactly the right place, at exactly the right time. Their serendipitous and unforgettable connection on a 5-hour-long Alaska Airlines flight went viral, touching the hearts of more than 1 million people.
Deaf researchers are advancing the field of science — but barriers still hold many back
In a scrubby patch of forest near Halifax, Saint Mary’s University professor Linda Campbell and her master’s student, Michael Smith, squelch through mud, looking for lichens. The lichens they’re after can be used as natural biological monitors of pollutants from former gold-mining sites, like this one.
Usability & Web Accessibility – Assistive Technology
People with certain disabilities use display and input technologies to access online resources. There are several software and hardware solutions that have been adopted, commonly referred to as assistive technologies.
Usability & Web Accessibility – Navigation
In general, provide multiple ways to reach any page on a site. Doing so allows users to chose whatever way of finding pages is easiest for them. Users with low vision may find using search easier than navigating through a large menu. Users with cognitive impairments may prefer a table of contents or site map over clicking through many pages.
Usability & Web Accessibility – Create Accessible E-mails with Yale Message
Simple steps to creating accessible emails with Yale University message.
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF ANDROID’S ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES
Accessibility features aren’t exactly the most well-known pieces of the modern smartphone puzzle. And yet, they might be the pieces with the greatest potential to make a meaningful impact on someone’s life.
Usability & Web Accessibility – PDFs & Documents
Before distributing and remediating PDFs, determine whether a PDF is necessary. PDFs can be challenging to remediate for accessibility. Whenever possible, share content as a webpage and use PDFs sparingly.