Despite extraordinary push back, lawmakers in Congress voted in favor of H. R. 620, weakening the ADA rather than finding a solution for drive-by ADA lawsuits by unscrupulous lawyers. “[Frivolous] ADA lawsuits…are not an ADA issue; they are a state and court problem,” disability rights lawyer Robyn Powell wrote in an op-ed for Rewire in May 2017. “Indeed, ethics rules bar attorneys from bringing frivolous lawsuits. Rather than go after people with disabilities, attention should be focused on stopping these few bad attorneys.” – The Americans With Disabilities Act Is Under Attack in Congress With the passage of H.R. 620 on the morning of February… Continue Reading US House Votes to Revise the Americans with Disabilities Act
If you have ever used a website and become frustrated with it, you know first hand why a usability site audit is necessary. And, because there are so many websites that are difficult to use, you may not be surprised to learn it was never tested to begin with. Every website has a short shelf life. During the 1990’s when website design was in the exploratory stages the common mantra was “build it and they will come”. They did because there was no other place to go and if you were lucky to be the first website, you could get away with imperfections. This is… Continue Reading Why Do I Need a Usability Site Audit?
The holistic approach is a simple concept. It says to us, “Create, develop and market with empathy for all people.” The heavens opened to me several months into my new position as a software QA usability engineer after overhearing a salesman marketing a project I knew was a wreck. It was a website I was assigned to help design, but my usability recommendations were ignored. By the time it entered the development phase, I was chosen for a newly formed software QA team that needed a usability person. My duty was to prove it was defective, failed UX standards and missed the business requirements. That I was… Continue Reading Empathy for the Searcher
Since August I not only had two knees replaced, but we also purchased a small Bucks County farm to expand my business and grow new ones. It’s difficult to believe that in 3 years, so many changes could occur within one family, but that’s exactly what has happened with mine. One minute we were going through the excitement of watching our new house being built, living with my in-laws, moving into the new house and getting settled, and now we are preparing to move out. Why? Three years ago, I didn’t have my hobby business, Peaceful Wraps and more recently, the macramé art. For Creative… Continue Reading Creative Vision Web Consulting and Peaceful Wraps are Moving