Frequently Asked Questions
What is neurodiversity?
Neurodiversity refers to the natural variation of neurological conditions, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and others, as a normal and valuable aspect of human diversity. Neurological differences should be respected, accommodated, and celebrated rather than pathologized or stigmatized.
What is digital accessibility?
Digital accessibility refers to designing and coding digital technology, including websites, software, and digital documents, to be usable and accessible to people with disabilities, such as visual, hearing, cognitive, or motor impairments. It involves implementing techniques to ensure all users can access and use digital content.
What is the WCAG?
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is a set of technical guidelines and standards developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to ensure digital content is accessible to people with disabilities. The guidelines provide specific success criteria for developers and designers to create accessible content.
Does my organization pay Larunda, or does the government?
Generally, the individual organization is responsible for ensuring its content and products are accessible. However, due to growing interest in accessibility, there are grants available. Applying for such grants is the client organization’s responsibility, not Larunda Inc.
Can I pay disabled workers less?
Yes, we really do get asked this question.
No, companies in the US cannot pay disabled skilled workers less based on their disability. This would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination based on disability in all aspects of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, and promotions. Remember, digital accessibility is a highly-skilled, niche specialization within the tech industry and must be paid accordingly.
What is the ADA?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a US federal law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life, including employment, education, transportation, and access to public spaces. It requires employers, businesses, and government agencies to provide reasonable accommodations to enable people with disabilities to participate fully in society. As the ADA expands, we anticipate digital accessibility and neurodiversity will become codified requirements for businesses, especially those that work with the government.