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TravelAbility Forms Alliance with Miles Partnership on Accessibility Initiatives

SAUSALITO, CA (July 9, 2021) — Miles Partnership is proud to be partnering with TravelAbility on a variety of accessibility initiatives, including providing joint webinars, educational workshops, digital best practices and research.
 
Key to this partnership is the “Herd Accessibility” initiative, where the goal is to aggregate destination landing pages containing links to accessible attractions, museums and hotels on www.TravelAbility.net so that travelers with disabilities — as well as locals — will have the information they need on one website.
 
Content for these destination landing pages will be informed by custom research conducted as part of The State of the American Traveler report. This new research will be released in September 2021 by Miles Partnership and...

4 (Potentially Unexpected) Benefits of Virtual Experiences in honor of World Autism Day

I bet you didn’t realize that your virtual experiences also provide valuable planning information for visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Museums, zoos and tourist destinations across the country are releasing virtual experiences for consumers to explore during this time of social distancing. They are great for drumming up excitement about an attraction and can range from a DIY tour utilizing shots from Google Street Maps to full-blown video production content with a host and everything. 

While many of these are slated as temporary, in honor of World Autism Day, we have a few reasons why you should make them permanent. In case you aren’t familiar, ASD is a developmental disorder that affects...

5 Ways to Improve the Accessibility of Your Critical Information

One in four adults in the United States has some type of disability. Many of these disabilities can impact how they interact with a computer and website in one way or another. During the urgency and “we need it yesterday” mentality that can surround urgent situations such as the state we are in now, how are you ensuring that your information is accessible for your entire audience?

Consider these five things as you’re adding and updating your websites with banners and other important information.

1. What is the contrast between the banner and the text within the banner?

Bright colors can be a problem as a background for black or white text. Make sure you have at least a 3:1 ratio of background color to the text color. The higher the contrast ratio the better for this case. Use a...