Beyoncé and Sec. 508
Who knew I'd be writing about the Queen Bee in an accessibility blog!
We knew it would happen.
Because accessibility is a civil rights issue, it was just a matter of time before more lawsuits would happen on behalf of those with disabilities.
Beyoncé joins a special club made up of key businesses with inaccessible websites who ended up in court: Disney, Winn-Dixie, Target, and Southwest Airlines precede her.
Alt-text on graphics, accessible menus, and controls on audio/video are key areas of any website. Hopefully, the Queen Bee's corporation, Parkwood Entertainment, will correct the problems and settle with the plaintiff.
This lawsuit was filed by a law firm on behalf of the plaintiff. It is not a case filed by the US Department of Justice's ADA office.
PubCom specialises in accessible documents, not websites
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We started offering accessibility training in 2001, soon after Sec. 508 went into effect and WCAG 1 was released.
Our publishing and design training goes back even earlier to the Pleistocene epoch of digital publishing when Ventura Publisher and Aldus Pagemaker ruled the planet.
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