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New Accessibility Agreement: WCAG 2.0 AA standard for web and mobile

From: Lainey Feingold <LF@LFLEGAL.COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:35:18 -0800
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Dear colleagues:

Today WellPoint, one of the largest health benefits companies in the United States, announced a comprehensive plan to increase accessibility of its print and digital information.  The company will be using WCAG 2.0 AA as its standard for web and mobile apps, and will be expanding its system for providing braille, large print, electronic, and audio versions of print information. 

Press release: http://lflegal.com/2014/02/wellpoint-press/
Full agreement: http://lflegal.com/2014/02/wellpoint-agreement/

This announcement is the result of Structured Negotiations - WellPoint worked with Steve Mendelsohn and Sam Chen, two blind plan members, Linda Dardarian of the Oakland civil rights firm Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho, and me on this initiative.  No lawsuit was needed. 

As always, feedback welcomed.  We know that the mainstream press is never too interested in positive accessibility news that arises out of collaboration; we appreciate your effort to help us spread the word about this important initiatve.


Lainey Feingold
Law Office of Lainey Feingold
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LFLegal

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