The Accessibility of Mobile Devices


  • September 17, 2018
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77% of Americans own a smartphone, and by 2019, close to 5 billion people will have a mobile phone worldwide. With most of the Earth’s population having access to mobile technology, the need for greater digital accessibility has risen exponentially.

Our Website Got A Makeover


  • September 14, 2018
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Common Access is excited to announce the launch of our new website! Our updated site offers more features to help take your business to the next level with web accessibility. It's also cleaner, mobile-friendly, and most importantly, more accessible.

ADA Web Compliance: Is a Phone Number Enough?


  • September 11, 2018
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Many business owners want to know if a phone number on their website constitutes as ADA web compliance. In this article, we review the stances of the Department of Justice and related cases with their outcomes.

Litigation Review: Gorecki vs. Dave & Buster’s


  • September 11, 2018
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There have been many legal cases that have had an impact on how companies implement accessibility on their websites. One of those cases was Gorecki v. Dave & Buster's, Inc., which we review in this article.

Litigation Review: Gil vs. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.


  • September 11, 2018
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Litigation review of Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. In what is believed to be the first ruling of its kind, an ADA website lawsuit went to trial and on June 12, 2017, the plaintiff, Juan Gil, won, here's what happened.

Best Practices for Social Media Accessibility


  • September 11, 2018
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Many business owners often forget about accessibility when posting on social media platforms, which can cause them to lose an opportunity to connect with a potential customer. We've put together several tips for digital accessibility of popular social media platforms.

Litigation Review: Carroll v. New Peoples Bank, Inc.


  • September 11, 2018
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A federal judge in the Western District of Virginia court presided over the Carroll v. New Peoples Bank, Inc. case and dismissed the website lawsuit that was brought on under Title III Americans with Disabilities Act because the bank had already begun remediating its site.

Top 5 Web Accessibility Checking Tools


  • August 1, 2018
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There are tools that businesses/web developers can use to ensure that their websites are accessible to impaired users. In this article, we've outlined the top 5 free web accessibility checking resources, so that you can ensure your site is accessible to all users.

Federal Web Accessibility Lawsuits Hit Record High


  • July 27, 2018
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Graph showing 814 lawsuits for the year 2017 and 1053 lawsuits for first 6 months of 2018. Heading states that Federal website accessibility lawsuits are at an all-time high!
In a recent mid-year investigation by the law firm of Seyfarth & Shaw, it was found that the number of ADA title III lawsuits for 2018 has already surpassed the total number of federal title III accessibility lawsuits for the entirety of 2017.

Tax Incentives for Web Compliance? Yes, Please


  • July 18, 2018
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In an effort to encourage compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the US government offers several tax incentives to businesses and many business owners and employers are often unaware of their existence.