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What is Digital Accessibility

Digital accessibility is the process of making electronic resources accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. With the current pandemic meaning that more of us are working remotely than ever before, digital accessibility has become an even more significant issue. In this article, we will explore what digital accessibility is and why it is so […]

AODA Website Compliance Requirements for Ontario 2021

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) has a multitude of requirements that span different entities and organizations. In this guide, I’ll focus specifically on digital compliance (e.g., websites and apps). To keep things simple, I have only focused on the key requirements of the AODA. Read the full text of the law on […]

Essential Accessibility Review

I am the Chief Accessibility & Legal Officer at Esssential Accessibility. We provide our clients tremendous value because we offer a done-for-you “DFY” solution to web accessibility. Below is how the framework for how we work with clients. Contract You sign up as a client for an annual, fixed fee contract. This means there’s no […]

Indemnification and Certification in Website Accessibility, ADA Compliance

Indemnification is an under the radar topic in web accessibility but it comes up. An indemnification clause in a contract makes a guarantee that the indemnifier will cover a potential loss, expense, harm, and/or damage that arises under the contract. In this scenario, the provider makes or certifies your website accessible and if you get […]

The Fair Housing Act (FHA) and Website Accessibility

Florida is a hotbed for website accessibility demand letters and lawsuits, particularly under The Federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). Of course, ADA website compliance has stolen the headlines for the past three years but FHA demand letters have surged in 2020 as they provide an outlet to sue those involved in housing (as opposed to […]