A few months ago, a local company came to Pixo, blindsided with a web accessibility lawsuit. The settlement claimed “substantial access barriers” on their website which made it “impossible for our clients and similarly situated stakeholders to access the site’s privacy-related information and legal terms and conditions, and to exercise privacy and legal choices available to persons who enjoy full access to the website. ” Not only did the settlement ask for “injunctive relief, and reasonable attorney’s fee and costs,” they also requested extensive remedial measures to the company’s website and web practices, including assessment, training, user-testing, monitoring, and other policy and programming measures.
You may have questions, like: What’s with the nerd theme? Why are you wearing red bowties? Do you really think you’re clever? Why does Pixo play dress-up at Innovation Celebration every year? The answer to these questions is complex. Pixo is a company of around 30 people with a huge variety of backgrounds, skills, and personalities. From engineers to designers, MBAs to writers, those of us who work at Pixo have a lot in common.
Today, the winners of the 2014 eduStyle awards were announced and Pixo couldn’t be prouder of our clients’ award winning sites: Illini Union at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for Best Visual Design, People’s Choice and … Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) for Best Homepage, People’s Choice Congratulations to all of our amazing client nominees! We can’t wait to unveil the next potential award-winning higher education websites we’ll be launching in 2015! . . .
Dear followers of Pixo news, Some of you may not know about Pixo’s (not-so) secret double life. Pixo has a product. In fact, it is not the first time Pixo has had a product (remember WebEasel?) but this product, the Vehicle VIN Barcode Scanner, is still going strong and we’re having a great time expanding and enhancing our service to the automotive industry.