08 May

Website Accessibility


When enhancing accessibility in your business, it is important to think about both physical and digital worlds. Your business follows ADA guidelines to create accessible sidewalks and public spaces for those with disabilities that limit mobility, and similar guidelines exist for digital content to serve individuals with vision and hearing impairments. This post will take you through those guidelines and what steps you can take to meet them.

29 Apr

Curb Ramps: Every City’s Vote for Accessibility


A sidewalk without a curb ramp presents a dangerous decision to a person who uses a wheelchair or a similar mobility device. Without a curb ramp, a person could lose their balance while trying to navigate the sidewalk curb or opt to use the road to avoid the curb altogether, risking an accident with vehicle drivers.

No one should have to make this decision.

A curb ramp allows individuals with impairments to merge safely from a curbed sidewalk to the street and back again. This short ramp makes the world accessible to anyone with a mobility device.

14 Mar

7 Ways Cities Could Do Better For Accessibility


Cities offer a wealth of opportunities, both in terms of jobs and accessibility. However, some of those same cities don’t have easily accessible sidewalks, transportation, or office buildings. Although there have been great improvements in accessibility, some cities still have many steps they can take to be more livable and convenient. With the creation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many cities are obligated to add detectable warning tiles to their sidewalks and curb cutouts.

05 Mar

Going Above and Beyond: ADA Standards Businesses Should Follow


To be as successful as you can in your business, you want to make sure you serve all customers you can. The Americans with Disabilities Act, which became law in 1990, established a set of standards for society, businesses, and public areas that cater to the needs of people with disabilities. While the law sets minimum requirements, companies can (and should) go above and beyond to ensure that people with disabilities feel welcome.

21 Feb

The Most Common Issues for People with Impairments


Life’s tough. For those who live with disabilities, life can be tougher. Sometimes it can be difficult to envision how everyday situations and interactions can be even more complicated for people who live with low or no vision. Here are a few of the most common issues that people with impairments deal with on a daily basis.

25 Jan

Accessibility Conferences to Attend in 2019


Creating a world that is accessible to everyone, with or without disabilities, takes innovation and drive. Conferences highlight emerging technologies in order to enhance the lives of people living with impairments. These conferences are the perfect platform for cities and businesses to learn how to become more accessible to everyone.

Attend one of the conferences below to find out what’s on the horizon for assistive digital technologies, education, and city accessibility.

10 Jan

How Are Airports Becoming More Accessible to People with Impairments?


When the United States passed the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), it became illegal for airlines to discriminate against passengers who had an impairment. The law applies to any airline that provides air transportation to, from, or within the United States. Not only does this law cut down on discrimination, but it also requires airlines to provide assistance for passengers, such as a wheelchair, guided assistance for all areas of boarding, or seating accommodation.

14 Dec

A Glimpse into How a Blind Person Navigates the World (Part 2)


People who lose their vision, whether at birth or later in life, must learn how to navigate the world a little bit differently. For those with vision, it can be difficult to understand how someone with limited or no sight sees the world. Yet, people with blindness live full, independent lives just like the rest of us. And this guide will help you to better understand the ends and outs of a world without sight.

07 Dec

The Etiquette for Interacting with a Blind Person


Just as societies innately understand the subtle rules of social interaction, there is also an etiquette for interacting with a blind person or someone with low vision. People with vision often struggle to interact with others who have vision impairment. People freeze, uncertain of what to do, or communicate in a demoralizing way. But that doesn’t have to be the case.

People with vision need to know how to best interact with someone who cannot see, and these social cues can be a helpful guide to making a city more accessible.

19 Nov

South Korea's Commitment to Expanding ADA Compliant Public Transportation to Disabled Riders


Around the world, cities and countries are working hard to make transportation accessible to the disabled. This is very apparent in South Korea, where a number of steps are being taken to ensure everyone can get where they need to go, no matter their abilities.