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Changes to improve user experience include responsive design for mobile devices

March 4, 2016

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) has implemented several enhancements to the NIDCD website. The changes are designed to enhance users’ experience and strengthen the institute’s alignment with federal mandates for information technology.

Key features of the revised website include:

  • Responsive design, enabling the content to automatically adjust to fit a user’s screen size, whether it is viewed on a computer, tablet, or phone.
  • Redesigned research and funding sections, and a new, prominent section highlighting NIDCD-supported research training and career development funding opportunities throughout the United States and at the NIDCD labs and clinic in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Improved home page design, featuring enhanced navigation and the NIDCD Twitter feed.
  • Integration of relevant NIDCD-supported research results with consumer health information on hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language disorders.
  • New portal to Spanish-language consumer information published by the NIDCD.

We will continue to update and enhance NIDCD digital communications for health consumers, researchers and trainees, health professionals, and others. If you have comments or need assistance, please let us know at sends e-mail). For health information about hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, or language disorders, please contact us at 800-241-1044 or sends e-mail)

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Disabled Sue Over Web Shopping Advocates for Blind, Deaf Say Netflix, Target Are Legally Obligated to Make Sites Easier to Navigate
By Joe Palazzolo, 3/21/2013

Commerce has moved online. Now, the disability lawsuits are following.

Advocates for disabled Americans have declared that companies have a legal obligation to make their websites as accessible as their stores, and they've filed suits across the country to force them to install the digital version of wheelchair ramps and self-opening doors.

Their theory that the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the modern Internet has been dismissed by several courts. Still, the National Federation of the Blind and the National Association of the Deaf have won legal victories against companies such as Target Corp. TGT +0.88{31ab897a4370feb218155abc15d7b38f5bba01528a749bd66fe114ec092a63fc}and Netflix Inc. NFLX +0.44{31ab897a4370feb218155abc15d7b38f5bba01528a749bd66fe114ec092a63fc}. Both companies settled the cases after federal judges rejected arguments that their websites were beyond the scope of the ADA.

"It's what I call 'eat your spinach' litigation," said Daniel F. Goldstein, a Baltimore lawyer who represents the NFB. "The market share you gain is more than the costs of making your site accessible."

...continue reading "Advocates for Blind, Deaf Sue for Access to Website Shopping"

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