Websites are this generation’s wheelchair ramp.
The internet is an increasingly important resource in many aspects of life: education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, shopping and more. It is essential that the web be accessible in order to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with disabilities.
If a website is not accessible to everyone, then a computer screen becomes merely a piece of glass. An organization's website is the front door to all the offerings of companies, schools and not-for-profits. The way your website is constructed may be preventing your stakeholders from getting through the door.
Accessibility is not only the right thing to do, it’s the law, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Lawsuits against businesses continue to skyrocket.
The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind offers website auditing by highly qualified assistive technology IT specialists, most of whom are blind, to ensure website accessibility for users with disabilities. We also offer quarterly reviews of websites to ensure website accessibility on a continuous basis and offer the only copyrighted score card using a subset of the most common criteria from the WCAG v2.0/2.1.
Miami Lighthouse advised 2020 presidential campaigns and 2022 mid-term election campaigns on their websites and shined a spotlight on the lack of website accessibility and ADA Compliance for blind and visually impaired voters. CEO Virginia Jacko has been quoted as an expert in major media on the issue, including in Time, Forbes, and Politico. Miami Lighthouse has also been featured for its expertise and auditing of the grocery chain and delivery industry, as well as, pharmacy chains in the wake of COVID-19.
Let us help you make your website ADA compliant. Request your free consultation today. The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind offers website auditing by highly qualified assistive technology IT specialists to ensure website accessibility for users with disabilities. We also offer quarterly reviews of websites to ensure website accessibility on a continuous basis. We also work closely with your website designer to bring your website into full compliance. Send us an email at ADACompliance@miamilighthouse.org or call 305-856-4176.
Miami Lighthouse is AER accredited distinguishing that an agency or school operates at the highest level of quality and is positioned to generate the outcomes needed by the clients.
Miami Lighthouse received the coveted Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 2023 Nonprofit Business Innovative Excellence NOVO Award with an organizational budget of $2 million and above.
Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation's premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.
Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year. This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.
Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ is a Florida gold seal and nationally Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)
Miami Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.
Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner (2013 and 2014) of the Marlins Foundation and a 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Legacy Partner. Our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program has received over $300,000 in charitable donations through these partnerships.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.
Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.
Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.
Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare's 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.
Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.
Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2020 award for "Best in Nonprofit" campaign by PRWeek referred to as the "Oscars of the PR industry".