A couple of weeks ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 25 years old and Wired Magazine came out with a nice article on some of the latest computer accessibility technology. So, today I thought I’d write a post about how to best serve people with disabilities when it comes to the content on your website.
Here is a definition of the act if you need a refresher:
The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life– ADA.gov
There is evidence all around us of the ADA’s implementation in the real world, like sidewalk ramps, braille elevator buttons, and service dogs allowed in restaurants.
But, what about online? What adaptations can we make to our websites to make them more accessible to patients with disabilities?
Here are three of the easiest ones you can implement yourself: [Read more…]