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Default accessible

where businesses, products, schools, government, everything is designed and built from Day One to be accessible to everyone.

Expansively inclusive

where EVERYONE is welcomed to work, buy, lead, organize, teach, learn... every form of participation regardless of ability or status - all abilities, all disabilities.

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Accessible Meetings

Accessible meetings are simply meetings that are accessible to people with disabilities. Issues include: Site selection Pre-event registration and communications Meeting room layouts and considerations Online communication layout and considerations Audio Visual components Food and Beverage Services Food Allergies and Sensitivities Accomodations for Deaf Individuals and those experiencing hearing loss Access to Printed or Visual…

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Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including accommodations for blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity, and combinations of these, and…

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#AXSChat with Anthony Ruck, co-founder and CEO of Aventido

(…more) Originally published as #AXSChat with Anthony Ruck, co-founder and CEO of Aventido at AXSChat

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Voice recognition (or speech recognition)

A software application that enables a computer to accept voice commands. This allows for little or no use of the keyboard and mouse.

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Usability

Refers to how easily, effectively, and efficiently people, including people with disabilities, can use a product or system to achieve their goals, and how satisfied they are with the experience. The definition can be extended to user experience, covering a more subjective quality of enjoyment.

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Standards

A standard is a set of requirements, specifications, characteristics, or guidelines that can be used to measure products, processes, and services. A standard can provide an incentive for compliance, and may be required by a customer, even though there is no legal requirement for adhering to them.Examples of standards for accessibility: ISO/IEC 40500:2012 (Web Content…

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Accessible

Refers to the concept that people with disabilities are able to access and use a product or system, including with the help of assistive technologies. For example, an “accessible” web site may be designed so that the text can be enlarged by the user, rather than having a fixed font size, or may be designed…

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Alterations

When a small business undertakes an alteration to any of its facilities, it must, to the maximum extent feasible, make the alteration accessible. An alteration is defined as remodeling, renovating, rehabilitating, reconstructing, changing or rearranging structural parts or elements, changing or rearranging plan configuration of walls and full-height partitions, or making other changes that affect…

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New Construction and Alterations

The ADA requires that all new facilities built by public accommodations, including small businesses, must be accessible to and usable by people with disabilities. The 2010 Standards lay out accessibility design requirements for newly constructed and altered public accommodations and commercial facilities. Certain dates in the construction process determine which ADA standards – the 1991…

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Food and Restaurant Services

People with disabilities need to access tables, food service lines, and condiment and beverage bars in restaurants, bars, or other establishments where food or drinks are sold. There must be an accessible route to all dining areas, including raised or sunken dining areas and outdoor dining areas, as well as to food service lines, service…

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