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NEW ORLEANS, LA - 365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning digital marketing, leasing, and resident service platforms for the multifamily housing industry, announced the release of their latest whitepaper, Digital Inclusion – ADA Compliance for Interconnected Website Services. The whitepaper explores the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the need for website accessibility, and the grass roots legal battle taking place that will shape digital inclusion as we know it.
This groundbreaking whitepaper examines the relationship between the Americans with Disabilities Act and the current state of online accessibility. Digital Inclusion – ADA Compliance for Interconnected Website Services delves into multiple facets of this topic to educate industry professionals on the importance of making digital services accessible to all. As the whitepaper progresses, it covers everything from the digital habits of Internet users with disabilities, the upsurge of surf-by litigation, to viable accessibility solutions for website operators to achieve compliance.
“For years, multifamily operators have prioritized physical accommodations for people with disabilities. Now, the need for inclusion has shifted to the digital sphere,” 365 Connect Founder and CEO, Kerry W. Kirby explained. “Though the ADA pre-dates the Internet as we know it today, we now live in an interconnected world, one that is reliant upon the web to deliver information, services, and resources through multiple online channels. The goal of this whitepaper is to educate industry professionals on the importance of making digital services accessible to all.”
The whitepaper concludes by bringing to light the complexities web developers face in navigating the global Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) published by the World Wide Web Consortium. Recognized as the gold standard for website accessibility, WCAG has been utilized throughout the legal system as the benchmark of online compliance. With over 400 members that contribute code examples and standards to create accessibility guidelines, the ability to keep up with these changes has proven to be a daunting task for technology providers, as remaining digitally compliant has now become a highly specialized field.
This comprehensive whitepaper, published by the team at 365 Connect, who launched the multifamily housing industry’s first award-winning ADA-certified platform, is available for immediate download at www.365connect.com.
ABOUT 365 CONNECT: 365 Connect delivers the world's most sophisticated automated marketing, leasing, and resident engagement platform for multifamily communities across the globe. Designed to modernize transactions that empower people, the platform executes processes that accelerate operations and minimizes human intervention. Founded in 2003 with an unwavering commitment to connect people with where they live, 365 Connect is built for renters, management teams, and today's changing world. Learn how we are ready for what’s next at 365connect.com