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Accessibility issue with What is a Reverse Mortgage?

Hi :-),

Sorry for the second email, I wasn't sure if the first reached you. I know it can be annoying to get emails out of the blue, so I really appreciate your help! I wanted to email you because I saw that you linked to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortgage_loan on your website (http://greaterbostonvoice.typepad.com/the_greater_boston_voice_/2013/03/what-is-a-reverse-mortgage.html).

Even though Wikipedia is a fantastic source of information, it is very inaccessible for people with sight-impairments like vision loss. The mortgage loan page on wikipedia has 248 accessibility errors (https://tenon.io/testNow.php?url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortgage_loan)! There is another site (http://www.financereference.com/learn/mortgage-loan) which takes open-source Wikipedia articles and makes them web-accessible. They follow WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 standards so it works well with accessibility tools like screen readers. I was hoping you might be willing to include a link to the accessible version (http://www.financereference.com/learn/mortgage-loan) on your page next to the Wikipedia link so that visitors to your site can get access to the accessible version.

Thanks again and I hope you have a beautiful day!


Ava Lawrence
Accessibility Intern
Website: accessiblecampaigns.org
Email: ava@accessiblecampaigns.org

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Michael Mahoney
Boston area RealtorĀ®
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