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DOJ fails to report on making federal websites accessible to disabled people

About a quarter of Americans live with a disability, but nearly a third of the most popular federal websites are difficult for disabled people to access. It has been 10 years since the Department of Justice filed a biennial report on the federal government's compliance with accessibility standards for information technology, [...]

2019’s ADA Web Accessibility Lawsuit Recap Report

Four Years of Continued Legal Pressure The rate of ADA Web and App Accessibility filed cases reached one-an-hour in year 2018 and continues in 2019. The 2019 year total of 2235 cases was slightly below the 2018 year total of 2314 due to plaintiff lawyers waiting for the Supreme Court to decide whether or not to hear the Domino’s [...]

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WP Engine Uses Amazon Web Service To Bring Voice Technology to WordPress Websites

Amazon Polly Plugin Leverages AWS’s Artificial Intelligence Services to Expand Voice Experiences for Users AUSTIN, Texas  —  WP Engine, the leading WordPress digital experience platform, today announced its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to launch the Amazon Polly plugin, which transforms text into lifelike speech. With the assistance of the Amazon Polly plugin, publishers can turn [...]

Website accessibility lawsuits nearly tripled in 2018

Authors: Kathryn Moody and Valerie Bolden-Barrett Website accessibility lawsuits filed in federal court nearly tripled in 2018, partly driven by cases in New York that were allowed to proceed to discovery, according to a report compiled by law firm Seyfarth Shaw. Plaintiffs filed lawsuits under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), alleging that they were unable to use websites that [...]

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