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Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired enthusiastically visited each presidential candidate's website
to find out more about them prior to the first Democratic Debate held in Miami in June. Not one website – Democrat
or Republican – was fully accessible for a blind or visually impaired person to navigate.
Since that first debate, we have continued to follow the progress of the presidential candidates to make their
websites more accessible. Since our first report, still none of the websites are fully compliant with the ADA, but
most of the candidates’ websites showed improvements in accessibility. Four of the candidates added an accessibility
statement that provides users contact information for assistance. View the updated report of our findings and
View the June to September comparison ADA Compliance Meter here.
We challenge all candidates to ensure that their websites are fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA). It's not only fair, it's inherently American, and the campaigns should remember that inclusiveness is not
just a good thing – it's the right thing.
View the initial full report of our findings and methodology here.
View the initial ADA Compliance Meter here.
When Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
first opened its doors, its mission was to provide services
that made a difference. Ever since then, the organization has
stayed true to its mission, innovating every day on behalf of the
blind. Miami Lighthouse annually transforms the lives of over
75,000 blind and visually impaired people, babies to seniors, and
their families. The impact of our programs is statewide,
national, and international.
And, Miami Lighthouse has even more to offer. Find out how we
can work together to benefit the blind and visually impaired in
Florida and across the nation.
NONE OF THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES' WEBSITES ARE FULLY ACCESSIBLE TO DISABLED VOTERS
"They want to be change agents regarding their policies, and this is an opportunity for all of the
candidates to be change agents on website accessibility," said CEO Virginia Jacko regarding the fact that
not one of the 2020 Presidential Candidates' Websites Are Fully Accessible to Disabled Voters.
To read the full TIME Magazine article click here
MIAMI LIGHTHOUSE RATED AMONG TOP 1% OF U.S. CHARITIES BY NATIONAL EVALUATOR CHARITY NAVIGATOR
Miami Lighthouse has received ten consecutive 4-star ratings from the national evaluator Charity
Navigator placing us in the top 1% of nonprofits in the nation. There currently is no other nonprofit in
Miami-Dade with this coveted distinction.
Click here to read the full press release
you can find our rating on Charity Navigator here.
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind Can Assist with Website Accessibility
Find out why your website should be accessible to the blind in this article published by South Florida Hospital
and Healthcare Report.
Click here to read the article.
Click here to find out ways how you can Get Involved at Miami Lighthouse!