TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (“TD Ameritrade”) (Nasdaq: AMTD), in collaboration with the National Association of the Deaf (“NAD”), has agreed to make its content more accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing by providing closed captioning for its online video and audio programming.
TD Ameritrade strives to deliver a meaningful investing experience to its diverse client base and is committed to ensuring that its programming is easily accessible to self-directed investors and independent registered investment advisors, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing. With the guidance of the NAD, TD Ameritrade has agreed to make significant modifications to its websites, desktop trading platforms, and mobile applications over the course of the next 20 months. These modifications include the addition of closed captioning and/or transcripts to video and audio content, including the extensive educational resources that are available both on the retail and institutional sides of the business. As part of this effort, TD Ameritrade has adopted the closed captioning standards provided in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA.
Source: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
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Bryan Cave LLP assisted TD Ameritrade in collaborating with the NAD to make its websites accessible.
About the NAD
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), founded in 1880, is the oldest national civil rights organization in the United States and is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The NAD was shaped by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interest represented at the national level. The NAD’s mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the civil, human, and linguistic rights of 48 million deaf and hard of hearing individuals in this country. The NAD seeks to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing people have full and equal access to every aspect of life including banking, technology, employment, education, health care, mental health, law enforcement, judicial and legal systems, and many other areas.
Stein & Vargas, LLP and the Austin Law Group assisted the parties in collaborating to make the TD Ameritrade websites accessible.