Web and Industry

companies facing lawsuits

  • 2018. Bishop v. Amazon.com, Inc.
  • 2018. Braulio Thorne v. Rolex Watch
  • 2018. Luc Burbon v. Fox News Network
  • 2018. Maria Mendizabal, et al. v. Burger King
  • 2017 - 2018. Maria Mendizabal v. Nike Inc.
  • 2018. Sullivan v. CNN America, Inc.
  • 2018. Thorne v. Porsche Design of America Inc.
  • 2018. Lopez v. The Hershey Company, Inc.
  • 2018. Lopez v. Nintendo of America, Inc.
  • 2018. Lopez v. Pandora Ecomm, LLC;
  • 2018. Duncan v. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
  • 2018. Camacho v. Bed Bath Beyond Inc.
  • 2018. Sullivan v. Dow Jones Company, Inc.
  • 2018. Duncan v. City National Bank
  • 2018. Duncan v. Bank of China
  • 2018. Duncan v. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China USA, National Association
  • 2018. Bishop v. Signature Bank
  • 2018. Marett v. Armel Tax and Accounting Services.
  • 2017. Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
  • 2017. Kmart
  • 2017. McDonald's
  • 2017. Grubhub
  • 2017. Empire Today
  • 2017. Access Now
  • 2017. Inc. v. Blue Apron
  • 2017. Reed v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
  • 2017. Gorecki v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
  • 2017. Robles v. Domino's Pizza
  • 2016. National Association of the Deaf v. Hulu
  • 2016. Gomez v. J. Lindeberg USA, LLC.
  • 2016. Edward Davis v. Bag'n Baggage
  • 2016. Aleeha Dudley v. Miami University
  • 2015. Jose Del-Orden v. Reebok
  • 2015. Robert Jahoda v. NBA
  • 2015. US Department of Justice v. the National Museum of Crime and Punishment
  • 2015 US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights v. Higley Unified School District
  • 2015. National Association of the Deaf v. Harvard
  • 2015. MIT
  • 2015 Mary West v. eHarmony
  • 2015. Ashley Cwikla v. Bank of America
  • 2015. Access Now Inc. v. Ace Hardware
  • 2014. National Federation of the Blind v. US Department of Education
  • 2013. Bazyn, Brown, et al. v. Safeway
  • 2013. National Federation of the Blind v. HRB Digital LLC
  • 2012. National Association for the Deaf v. Netflix
  • 2012. National Federation of the Blind v. Walt Disney
  • 2012. Kit Lau v. Charles Schwab
  • 2010 US Department of Justice v. Hilton Worldwide Inc.
  • 2009. American Council of the Blind, et al. v. Staples
  • 2009 American Council of the Blind, et al. v. CVS
  • 2008 National Federation of the Blind v. Target
  • 2008. American Council of the Blind, et al. v. Rite Aid
  • JetBlue Airways in 2010;
  • Quizno's;
  • Arby's;
  • T.G.I Friday's;
  • Red Lobster;
  • Sizzler;
  • Supercuts;
  • Bath & Body Works;
  • J.C. Penney

website under investigation

  • Van Buren County, AR;
  • Merced County, CA;
  • City of Fort Morgan, CO;
  • City of Port St. Lucie, FL;
  • Fort Meyers, FL;
  • Jacksonville, FL;
  • City of Vero Beach, FL;
  • Atlanta, GA;
  • Glynn County, GA;
  • Randolph County, GA;
  • Stewart County, GA;
  • Lumpkin County, GA;
  • City of Cedar Rapids, IA;
  • Village of Midlothian, IL;
  • St. Clair County, IL;
  • Champaign County, IL;
  • City of Dekalb, IL;
  • LaPorte County, IN;
  • City of Independence, KS;
  • The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS;
  • Humboldt, KS;
  • Daviess County, KY;
  • Norfolk County, MA;
  • Town of Swansea, MA;
  • City of North Adams, MA;
  • City of Muskegon, MI;
  • City of Kansas City, MO;
  • City of Poplarville, MS;
  • Robeson County, NC;
  • Wilmington, NC;
  • County of Wilson, NC;
  • Fargo, ND;
  • San Juan County, NM;
  • City of Ruidoso, NM;
  • City of Fallon, NV;
  • Chautauqua County, NY;
  • City of Niagara Falls, NY;
  • Town of Poestenkill, NY;
  • Madison County, NY;
  • Town of Vian, OK;
  • Fayette County, PA;
  • Lancaster County, PA;
  • Schuylkill County, PA;
  • City of Newport, RI;
  • Providence, RI;
  • City of West Columbia, SC;
  • City of the Isle of Palms, SC;
  • Pennington County, SD;
  • Gregg County, TX;
  • Upshur County, TX;
  • City of Wills Point, TX;
  • City of Galveston, TX;
  • McClennan County, TX;
  • Nueces County, TX;
  • City of Parowan, UT;
  • Smyth County, VA;
  • Fairfax County, VA;
  • Warrenton, VA;
  • Yakima County, WA;
  • City of Madison, WI.

W3CAG is committed to the cause of web accessibility and usability for all. Here are some common questions and answers related to the web content accessibility guidelines that are raised by the website owners with little or no knowledge of Web Content Accessibility.

The full form of WCAG is Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. It is a documents containing standard international coding guidelines for websites that enable a web content to be accessible by all users regardless of age and disability. A webpage that follows the WCAG recommendations automatically becomes more easily accessible to a wider audience, especially to users with disabilities, and thereby enhances the overall user experience.

WCAG was published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium which is the main international standard body for the internet. Since its release in December 2008, there has been some revisions and the most up-to-date document is the 2.1 version that came out in April 2018.

WCAG is applicable to all websites and web pages on the internet.

There are certain laws related to prohibition of discrimination against people with disabilities. As per these laws, information in advanced technologies must be accessible to people with disabilities, which brings web content under its purview. The related laws include:

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - The law penalises discrimination against Americans with disabilities.
  • Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (section 508 was added in 1998) - The law states that telecommunication products and services be accessible to people with disabilities.
  • 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 - Requires that products and services related to advanced communications be accessible to people with disabilities.

These above laws are debated in the context of web content that do not comply with the WCAG. More than five thousand businesses have found themselves being law-suited with heavy penalties in the wake of non accessibility of web content in the first six months of 2018. Hence it is quite important for businesses with an online presence that do not yet comply to the WCAG to take action.

Section 508 is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, that was added in 1998. It states that "Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities.” Simply put, federal agencies and any organization that works with federal agencies need to have web content that can be accessed by all users, including those with disabilities.

WCAG compliance is a step towards achieving web content accessibility.

It means that a web page or website can be accessed by all users, even those that have some form of disability. WCAG compliance may or may not refer to conformance to the guidelines or recommendations made in the WCA guidelines. It is because the WCAG only lists some techniques or strategies that can help a webmaster build accessible content, but they aren't mandatory techniques, nor are they the only way to achieve web content accessibility. WAI puts forth some tests that a website must pass in order to be referred to as a WCAG compliant website.

You can validate your website to see if its WCAG compliant or not by using a WCAG validator.

In order to determine whether a website is WCAG compliant or not, you can run a simple audit on any of the many Free WCAG validating tools available online. W3CAG.com will audit your website and also generate a free audit report with the outcome to help you fix the issues on the website.

The first step is to identify whether or not your website is compliant, and to what degree. So, the first step would be to run a website audit report online to check how your website performs. You can run a WCAG audit report here.

For professional businesses, the smart thing to do is to talk to an expert professional agency that offers WCAG compliance service as a speciality. Hiring any web developer or even your website developer may not solve the problem. A professional agency will know exactly what to do saving you time and resources.

The accessibility issues faced by users depend upon the nature of disability the user experiences. However, the most common issues include uncomfortable screen contrast, lack of keyboard accessibility, inaccessibility of audio visual media, or even accessing the textual content on a website in case of the website's incompatibility with software such as a screen reader.

In order to make a website content accessible to all users, hire a professional WCAG compliance service agency, that will guide you through the current state of your web content and also conform to the guidelines to make it accessible to users with disability. At the end of the changes the agency makes to your site, they will run an audit to make sure your website passes the WCAG test.

The WAI have classified the WCAG into three conforming standards depending on the ease of accessibility of the web content. An A level conformance to WCAG is the minimum level of conformance, making the content accessible. AA conformance means users have an easier time navigating through the content on the site. AAA further enhances user experience, especially users with disabilities in accessing content. However, as with ease in accessing content, these

The minimum conformance criterion is the Level A standard of the WCAG.

You can use this tool to check how your website appears to a user with disability. (helps you to visualise how your site performs with assistive technologies. Great for those with no prior accessibility knowledge as it help you to visualise accessibility violations (and successes), while educating on best practices.) http://khan.github.io/tota11y/

You can follow the web content accessibility guidelines by referring to the document WCAG 2.0 2.1, which lists techniques, strategies and resources to help a webmaster turn a non-compliant website into a WCAG conforming website. You will get helpful tips and strategies discussed on the W3CAG Blog to increase your understanding and then make changes to your website. Alternatively, for those who would like professional help, contact us to make your website content accessible as per the WCAG.

The minimum conformance level is Level A of the WCAG, that recommends some basic techniques that enable a user with disability to access content on your website.

https://www.wuhcag.com/top-5-accessibility-tools/

Chrome Extension - http://bit.ly/2a1W6oJ It will show all accessibility errors along with an explanation of the broken rule (from WCAG 2.0 and section 508) and the corresponding standard.

No its not mandatory for a web page to conform to all three (or AAA level of conformance). In fact, for many websites, achieving AAA level of conformance may not be possible for the technology it uses, among other reasons. The WAI states that for most websites a AA level of conformance is a good standard of compliance.

None of the techniques listed in the WCAG is mandatory on any website, nor are the techniques in the document comprehensive. It is the success criterion that a website must pass to be considered WCAG compliant. It may or may not follow the exact guidelines in the WCAG.

There are three steps that a non compliant website needs to take in order to pass the WCAG search criterion.

  • Audit your website on a WCAG validator to check the issues.
  • Generate report and fix the issues.
  • Evaluate and review your site after the amendments to validate it is now WCAG compliant.

For professional businesses, it is recommended to seek help of an expert agency that specifically offers WCAG compliance services in order to save time and resources to transition to a compliant website. With the amount of helpful supporting resources available on the internet to fix WCAG compliance issues, any developer may eventually fix your website, but it could cost you a lot of time, money and resources to achieve this. A professional agency would know exactly what amendments to make to your website to achieve the desired result.

Use this tool to see how your website appears when a visitor accesses your content through a screen reader.