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    What’s the Acceptable Format for Media Captions and Transcripts? 

    Captions and transcripts are essential accessibility features. They’re also good for business: studies show that...
    August 9, 2022

    The Nova Scotia Accessibility Act and WCAG: An Overview

    The Nova Scotia Accessibility Act became law in April 2017 with the passage of Bill 59. Officially titled “An Act...
    August 8, 2022

    How to Make Your Website's Terms and Conditions Page Accessible

    Your terms and conditions page is an essential legal agreement between your organization and its users. As such,...
    August 5, 2022

    What is the Accessibility Canada Act?

    The Accessibility Canada Act (ACA) is a landmark non-discrimination law that applies to most organizations in...
    August 4, 2022

    Examples of Text Alternatives to Non-Text Content

    Text alternatives play a crucial role in digital accessibility. In fact, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines...
    August 3, 2022

    Is It Okay to Hide Content from Screen Readers?

    Screen reader support is an essential component of web accessibility. When you’re developing content, your goal is...
    August 2, 2022

    Why Reflow Is Essential for Web Accessibility

    In web design, supporting reflow refers to the process of fitting content to match the user’s viewport. The...
    August 1, 2022

    Is Going from H1 to H3 Okay for WCAG Conformance?

    When you’re building a brand-new website, it’s easy to ignore the best practices of HTML. Your goal is to create...
    July 29, 2022

    What is the Best Way to Write Alternative Text?

    Alternative text (also referred to as alt text) is essential for accessibility, but unfortunately, it’s often...
    July 28, 2022
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    What Are the Four Major Categories of Accessibility?

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are organized by four main principles, which state that content...
    September 13, 2019

    Best Fonts To Use for Website Accessibility

    Font style is one of the most important considerations of accessible website design. Although screen readers can...
    May 20, 2017

    What is a11y?

    You may have seen the term "a11y" floating around the Internet as a hashtag or popping up in tech discussions....
    May 4, 2017

    Is There a Legal Requirement to Implement WCAG?

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are often referred to as the gold standard in accessibility and...
    August 22, 2019

    What Is an Example of Accessibility?

    Sometimes, we're asked, "What is an example of accessibility?" An example of accessibility would be any content or...
    November 24, 2020

    5 Quick Ways to Self-check the Accessibility of a Website

    Ensuring your website is accessible is imperative for business, legal, and practical reasons, but it can be hard...
    April 3, 2019

    Checklist for Creating Accessible Videos

    Videos are everywhere and are being regularly-consumed by more people everyday. According to Statista, there are...
    April 2, 2019

    Why Is It Important for Accessibility to Use Actual Text Instead of Images of Text?

    On the web, we use images everywhere! Images (such as maps, graphs, info graphics) can be an effective way to...
    December 24, 2018

    Dark Mode Can Improve Text Readability — But Not for Everyone

    Dark modes and themes are extremely popular and they’re frequently touted as an accessibility solution. While the...
    July 7, 2021

    Why Autoplay Is an Accessibility No-No

    Web developers have plenty of tricks for keeping users engaged, and when properly implemented, most of those...
    September 21, 2020

    What is a VPAT and how is it used?

    A VPAT, or Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, is a document that allows your company or organization to...
    August 21, 2017

    8 Common Image Alt Text Mistakes to Stop Making

    When alternative text, or using text to describe images and other non-text content, is done well, it improves both...
    March 17, 2020

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