HurriKane Solutions Provides Web Development for Companies Looking to Comply with the U.S. Rehabilitation Act for the Blind
March 19, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsWith the first blind Governor sworn in this week and now in a position of political power, the issue of accessibility – from brick and mortar to online – is at the forefront of a national conversation. HurriKane Solutions, a Web development company, believes this is essential for the progression of companies using the Web.
There are at least 1.5 million blind and visually impaired Americans using computers. Under the U.S. Rehabilitation Act (Section 508 and W3C standards), web sites that receive any federal or state funding are required to make their web sites compliant. Yet not all web developers are doing this. Corporate and privately-owned sites are not required either, resulting in 1.5 million Americans without the opportunity to experience countless web sites. Ignoring this population is akin to ignoring customers as they head to other web sites that do comply.
"This is the future of the World Wide Web," says Seth M. Kane, managing partner of hurriKane Solutions, LLC, a Chicago-based web site design firm, which creates compliant corporate and e-commerce web sites. "Creating a web site that matches Section 508 standards is essential for any successful web site. In short, you can't survive on the Internet without it."
How to Tell if a Site is Accessible
A person who is blind or disabled knows to how use the specialized keys to find out if the site is accessible.
For another easy test, the bottom of a web site typically has an “Accessibility” link if it is accessible for the blind.
About hurriKane Solutions
Chicago-based hurriKane Solutions is a private company which develops e-commerce web sites and provides other online solutions that affect and improve the bottom line for their clients. HurriKane Solutions focuses on creating web sites that make an impact, and specializes in making clients' web sites compliant for disabled users as well. Information about the solutions provided by hurriKane Solutions can be found at www.hurriKane.com, or by calling (312) 285-0408.