One in four adults in the United States has a disability that impacts their ability to interact with the online world. At Epic Paths, we strive to ensure that those we train are capable of understanding and implementing service or products usable by people of all abilities.
There are many types of disabilities out there, some permanent, some temporary – so what does it mean to be disabled?
A disability is any condition of the body or mind (impairment) that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities (activity limitation) and interact with the world around them (participation restrictions).
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Under the terms of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), everyone is equal when it comes to gaining access to information on the web, whatever their physical or cognitive abilities. Whether we are talking about ADA Act, European Accessibility Act, Section 508, or other Accessibility Compliance (see our article “Easy Guide to Website Accessibility and ADA Compliance”), accessibility compliance enables wider, easier access to websites, electronic devices, and electronic documentation.
Inclusive Digital Accessibility Education Online
An essential part of becoming and maintaining accessibility is comprehensive training. At Epicpaths.com we provide a tailored approach gear toward your specific needs. Whether you are looking for a high-level understanding or a deep-dive into the application of accessibility standards, guidelines, and best practices; We\’ve got you covered. There are courses for those new to accessibility to experts polishing their skills, teams and individuals, designers, developers, maintenance, content creators and more. Regardless if your digital product or service is desktop, mobile application, or browser based; or combination of all or part – its Compliance with Accessibility Guidelines, Standards, and Requirements starts with you.