An organization's website is the face it shows to the world - the front door of all the companies and
not-for-profits with online presence. And yet, the way your website is constructed may be preventing some of your
customers or constituents from getting through the door.
Website accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the
Web. And, with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 - local, state, federal and
agency/organizational websites must be made accessible to persons using assistive technology devices such as screen
readers, screen magnification and Braille output devices.
All educators – from elementary to college level – must keep in mind the needs of blind and visually impaired
students when uploading their lesson plans and materials to their institutions’ learning systems. Miami Lighthouse
has been a pioneer in “distance learning.” We have offered this form of online learning – the equivalent of the
wheelchair access ramp for the blind and visually impaired student – for over a dozen years, and provide consulting
services to ensure that schools’ distance learning websites and programs are fully accessible.
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. Send us an email or call 305-856-4176.
Did you know Miami Lighthouse helped to advise 2020 presidential campaigns and to shine a spotlight on the lack of
website accessibility and ADA Compliance for blind and visually impaired voters? See our CEO Virginia Jacko featured
in TIME here,
Vox here and
Fast Company here.