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By Chris Dizon, Senior Accessibility Analyst

At New Editions, we believe designing and developing accessible information and communication technology should be a normal course of action. We pride ourselves on being Section 508 and WCAG 2.1 experts and leaders in the accessibility field.  New Editions provides accessibility consulting and support services to our clients to help…

By: Dominique Wheeler, Senior Accessibility Technician

By Megan Hagberg, Accessibility Analyst

Accessibility trainings, whether in-person, virtual, or a hybrid learning model, are a great way to introduce folks to what accessible information and communications technology (ICT) is, why it’s important, and how to remediate inaccessible content and create accessible content moving forward. Here are six quick tips on how to deliver a…

By Todd Betteker, Accessibility Specialist and Chad Lamb, Senior Test Engineer

Automated Section 508 compliance web scanning software has become a popular tool for accessible code testing over the last decade. This blog will discuss some of the software’s pros and cons to determine if it’s the right tool for your organization.

By: Kristen Smith-O’Connor, Senior Accessibility Subject Matter Expert

Learning accessibility standards, techniques, and testing methodologies can seem overwhelming. You may not know where to start; you may need to refresh your skills; or you may want to find resources to share with colleagues to build accessibility expertise. Below are some of the many resources available to…

By: Ann Marie Davis, Senior Section 508 Technical Specialist

 

“Making accessible technology is a lot like making blueberry muffins.  You can’t put the blueberries in the muffin after the muffin is baked.” - Cordelia McGee-Tubb, web accessibility engineer at Salesforce

Too often, accessibility has been an afterthought and accessibility teams have been viewed as “…

By: Cindy Ryan, Vice President 

 

In 2020, the onset of the COVID-19 virus accelerated a move to a remote and digitally dependent workforce. Many companies were able to accommodate employees working from home by providing a few technological changes and additional equipment to enable workers to maintain communication with their colleagues, supervisors, and clients. Some…

By: Kristen Smith-O’Connor, Senior Accessibility Subject Matter Expert

By Jane Rath, Vice President

At this time of the year, we often take note of those things for which we are thankful. For many of us, it is the family caregiver that helps us live and thrive in our home and community. This year has been particularly stressful for many caregivers—those who have long been serving in this capacity as well as those who have transitioned into the…

By Elizabeth Lee

“Let the shameful walls of exclusion finally come tumbling down” is the directive that former President George Bush gave us when he signed the ADA into law 30 years ago, on July 26, 1990.

By Kristen Smith-O’Connor, Senior 508 Accessibility Analyst

 

WebAim performed a survey on a million home pages and found a substantial number of issues centered around what testers would call “easy-picking” tests; those that take little effort to test and where - as a tester - you are sure to find a failure. The top failures were low contrast, images without alternative…

                By Ann Marie Davis, Senior Section 508 Analyst

There are so many methods for accessibility testing. How do you know what is most effective? What is the most reliable?

Overview

Instructional design is a systematic process for designing learning experiences and materials to improve learner performance and retention. Whether you’re using Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora, or other eLearning authoring tools to design online courses, consider broadening your audience to include those with disabilities who rely on assistive technologies.

By Cherie Takemoto, New Editions, Inc. Project Director for the National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) Contract and the Community Services Board representative of the Arlington 2020 Census Complete Count Committee

By Cindy Ryan, New Editions Vice President

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which lasts the month of October, will celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and inform employers about the value of including employees with disabilities. 

By: Robert Chaiet, Accessibility Technician, Department of Homeland Security Office of Accessible Systems & Technology (OAST)

By Jane Rath, New Editions Vice President 

 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Program provides funding and support for 44 state grantees to design and develop services and supports to assist individuals move from institutional to home and community-based settings. Additionally, MFP provides the foundation and framework for…

Complete the following statement, I could improve my health if I [fill in the blank].

If you’re like me, the first answer for the blank above that comes to mind is: increase my level of physical activity. Over the last few years, I’ve not made enough time for exercise. However, our recent New Editions’ Walking Competition and the company’s participation in The Arc of Northern Virginia…