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The ADA, the WCAG and Compliance Litigation

  Title III of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) prohibits discrimination against disabled persons in places of “public accommodation.” The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. Basically, businesses that provide goods or ...

Be Aware of Generation Z

According to Forbes,  the generation after Millennials, which they defined as people born from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, made up 25% of the U.S. population in 2015, making them a larger cohort than the Baby Boomers or Millennials. These people are known as Generation Z (Gen Z, for short). They are a very important demographic because most of Generation Z ...

What is ePub?

At MediaWire we know that people should have equal access to information and knowledge regardless of disability; in fact, it’s a right confirmed by the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. That’s where ePub technology comes in. In tech-speak but to the point; ePub is the packaged accessible interchange and delivery format for digital publications. It’s a ...

What is Digital Inclusion and Why is it Important?

  Information and communications technology (ICT)  has made digital literacy in all sectors of society important and urgent. Because of the wide gap between those who have easy access to the internet and those who do not, popularly known as the “digital divide”, universal access is more important than ever. As the internet becomes increasingly embedded in the lives of individuals, ...

Accessibility is Equality

  “Digital information is the great equalizer of our time, and access to it is a game changer. However, when access is impeded, millions are excluded.” Todd Bankofier, Chief Executive Officer, AudioEye This is a great quote. It is true. Digital technology is opening doors and offering access to everything that is out there, and for the first time the ...

Why the Resistance to Accessible Publishing?

“Access” in digital media has been the buzz word for a few years now. On the surface it should be obvious that making products and information accessible to everyone just makes good business sense. Why then the pushback? That there is resistance to new technology in the educational publishing sector is even harder to fathom, but there it is. Why ...

Government and Industry Have Different Reasons to Want Digital Inclusivity

  Making sure that websites, apps, devices and all digital media are accessible and inclusive for everyone is imperative for a successful economy. Disabled citizens cannot be left behind. An inclusive digital future is vital for everyone. Accessibility, also now thought of in broad terms as inclusive design, benefits everyone and not just those users with disabilities or impairments. Thoughtfully ...

Choosing the Right Partner for Your Digital Publication

The term “responsive magazines” is heard a lot these days. At the most basic, a responsive magazine adapts. For example, no matter what device it is being accessed from, a responsive magazines will adjust the screen size and formatting to match the device. Digital publishers that use PDfs mean to replicate their print edition on an electronic device. This is ...

Tools for Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired to Access Electronic Information

It is estimated that there are over 10 million vision impaired people in the United States today. For children pursuing their education, being visually impaired can be a challenge, but now there are many options available for assistance that we never had before. So much of the information that we receive these days is obtained through digital technology, and assistive technology ...