March: Accessibility news highlightsWednesday, March 05, 2003
Google News again - delivering news about website based accessibility:
- Want Your Share of $175 Billion?: The missed opportunity of not having an accessible website in the US. "Successful companies know how to tap into a market of 54 million people controlling over $175 billion in discretionary income � without buying additional advertising. At the same time, these companies access qualified job applicants and avoid costly lawsuits."
- Medcohealth.com, the World's Largest Online Pharmacy Accelerates Growth, Reaches $1.4 Billion in Sales for 2002: "To meet the needs of plan members who have visual or motor skills impairment, Medco Health embraces best practices in web accessibility. The redesign includes the addition of descriptive roll-over text that helps screen readers dictate on-screen items to the visually impaired, and eliminates click-and-drag tasks that may be counterproductive for people with limited dexterity due to arthritis or other medical conditions."
- SMU Web site revamped to meet government standards: SMU is the web site of the Student Media Company's "The Daily Campus", an independant student newspaper.
- Center of Bonita Springs hit with lawsuit over disabled access a story, from Naples Daily News, about how Access Now pursue disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Not web-focused, but Access Now have participated in a few court actions against websites, so this is interesting in how Access Now operates.