Assistive Technology Devices Aid Disabled Persons With Internet Access
SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation. Southern California Disability Discrimination Attorneys. 909.884.6451
Disabled individuals now have many more assistive technology (AT) devices available to them for accessing computer technology and the Internet (i.e., screen readers, screen enlargement programs, voice recognition software, audio enhancement software, etc.). One of the biggest challenges to Web developers is to produce Websites that will interface smoothly with the countless numbers of AT devices now being used. The guidelines set forth by the W3C help Web developers meet with these challenges. Our firm is always striving to improve on our own Website’s readability and accessibility.
Website accessibility is but one of many challenges that disabled persons are faced with in their daily lives, and in particular in the workplace. At SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation, we believe that all individuals should have equal access in the workplace. If you are a disabled person who is being discriminated against in the workplace, in any way, please contact one of our experienced and understanding Employment Law Attorneys. From our San Bernardino-based law offices, we serve the disabled throughout all of Southern California.
SANFORD A. KASSEL, A Professional Law Corporation honors the 20th Anniversary of The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (Image Source: w3.org)
W3C Celebrates 20th Anniversary: This month, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) turns 20. On October 29th, global strategists, business leaders and developers will join the consortium to discuss “The Future of the Web” at an anniversary symposium in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, the W3C has been pursuing their vision of “one Web available to all”. It is this commitment that has united the World Wide Web developing community, and produced the “Open Web Platform”—giving persons with mobility and sensory impairments much greater accessibility to the Web.
According to Director, Tim Berners-Lee, “The decision to form the consortium came at the urging of many firms investing increasing resources into the Web, whether in creation of software products, selling information, or for sharing information within their own companies, with business partners and the public at large.”