You need your website to be accessible but your budget needs to stay in the black. There may be a perfect solution out there for you - government tax credits. Who doesn’t like finding (legal) ways to pay less money to the government? Too good to be true? NOPE. The government is offering incentives to small businesses that take steps to be compliant to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Building community is largely about acceptance, or rather, creating an environment that anyone can step into and feel welcomed. For that reason, in our current era, it is all-important to have a website and to make that website as accessible as possible to any web user - handicapped, disabled, or not.
New York websites are under fire for not complying to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Second only to California in ADA Title III lawsuits since 2013, New York State companies are starting to wake up to the reality that the ADA is a law and universal accessibility is more than just a good idea for an inclusivity best practice.
Search Engines are blind. Consider the fact that whenever you use Google or Bing there is no set of human eyes “on the other end” looking at all of the websites in the world to deliver you the most relevant and authoritative results possible (in just a second or two). No, there is a machine that is algorithmically “reading” indexes of websites at lightning speeds.
I’ve often pondered the curious manner in which we use the sun as our last resort for thinking positively or seeing the bright side. It would explain why on that dark and stormy day, I found no solace looking out my window after realizing I was trapped.
You can make your website accessible to people with disabilities, but what about your documents? Adobe PDF files are an industry standard for sharing and printing information and graphics. PDF’s are specifically popular for preserving fonts, graphics, and layouts regardless of the program originally used to generate the document. But what about those who are visually impaired? Though the standards for PDF accessibility are the same as for websites, the results may be a little different. Here is a list of things to look for, according to Adobe:
Coughlin Printing Group is the combination of people, resources and experience from the Coughlin Company, AMF Printing, Benjamin Printing and West Side Printery. Though we predominantly service Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties of Upstate New York, our region for both printing and website design has spread across the northeast US. We are proud of our printing heritage and the way that we have adapted to marry digital products to each of our print items.