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March 2021


Accessibility Monthly Bulletin


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Principle Alone Should Be Business Justification Enough for Accessibility

Casey Naiduk, Head of Content and Experience

As the accessibility industry grows and matures, we're becoming better and better at making the business case for accessibility. X number of potential customers are being excluded. Y amount of money is being left on the table. Absolutely we know that people with disabilities and their families have money to spend and that accessible products, tools, and spaces make it easier for them to spend it.

My opinion? Access to information is life-saving. Access to shopping is liberating. Access to online banking is a matter of the most fundamental privacy and security.

This isn't negotiable. There isn't any point at which an acceptable business case can be made against accessibility. Companies don't get to decide whether there is enough financial upswing to not excluding individuals with disabilities. Said another way, they don't have to decide. That decision has been made for them. That's what it means when you hear that accessibility is a civil right — that the law protects it and guarantees it. That principle should be enough.


Accessibility Blog

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Not Charity Work: Why Did a Proud Dad's Post Destigmatizing Autism Go Viral?

Nobody was more surprised than Michael Lisle himself by the tremendous engagement and viral status of his recent LinkedIn post. Michael, an economic developer from Charleston, South Carolina, wrote that he was proud of his...
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Why and How Are There So Many Digital Accessibility Demand Letters?

There were thousands of web accessibility lawsuits filed in 2020 in Federal Court and California State Court under the Unruh Act, according to the Complete Report: 2020 Website Accessibility Lawsuit Recap. New York and California were...
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Future of Travel Accessibility: A One-on-One with the Creator of the Revolve Wheel

At the cutting-edge of technological innovation in the mobility space resides Andrea Mocellin, inventor and designer of the Revolve folding wheel. The Revolve is a full-size 26-inch spoked wheel that can be folded to a third its diameter and...



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February Accessibility Lawsuit Recap

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Zoom Commits to Improving Accessibility

Disability Scoop: Zoom says it is enhancing its service in order to be more accessible to users with disabilities. The video conferencing platform that’s become ubiquitous as the COVID-19 pandemic has kept people from meeting in person said it will add automatic...

Online Learning Era Neglects Blind Students' Needs

Inside Higher Ed: The shift to remote learning has been extremely challenging for blind students, with some still facing unresolved accessibility issues. The National Federation of the Blind and other organizations have warned for months that colleges are failing to...

The Pandemic Is Forcing Sign Language to Evolve

Freethink: Chances are your life underwent some pandemic-related adjustments over the past year — maybe you started working from home, or had to give up date nights out for movie nights in — but you probably didn't have to change the way you speak.

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