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Accessibility.Blog

What is Digital Inclusion?

July 22, 2017 10:32:00 PM EDT

Whereas the digital divide focuses on access to ICT (or lack thereof), digital inclusion is meant to be a practical, policy-driven approach that addresses the needs of individuals and communities as a whole.

Online Retailers: How Crucial and Feasible is Accessibility?

July 21, 2017 3:25:00 PM EDT

Shopping from home relieving the burden of transportation but if an online stores website or mobile site is not accessible, disabled consumers are essentially barred from being able to take advantage of what may be a convenience or requirement. 

What is a Web Accessibility Coordinator?

July 19, 2017 11:07:00 PM EDT

An accessibility coordinator is responsible for directing and controlling online features, making them user-friendly for everyone — especially for the visually, auditory, and physically impaired, as well as people with all types of disabilities.

How Do Automated Website Checkers Work?

July 18, 2017 2:14:57 PM EDT

No automated tool is able to say definitively whether a website is "accessible" or "compliant" with a given set of accessibility standards.

The Impact of Infinite Scrolling on Website Accessibility

July 14, 2017 11:25:13 AM EDT

Infinite scrolling, or perpetual scrolling, is a website design attribute that loads content as an endless single page and is not good for website accessibility.

How Headings Help People with Disabilities Navigate a Website

July 12, 2017 3:01:00 PM EDT

The structure of headings and subheadings is one of the most important elements of web design, not just for people with disabilities, but also for making your content more scannable by all audiences.

Getting a Return on Your Investment Through Website Accessibility

July 10, 2017 7:47:23 AM EDT

Increasing a company's website accessibility is always a good idea and will ultimately add to your bottom line.

What is Keyboard Accessibility?

July 7, 2017 4:22:00 PM EDT

Web accessibility is essential to connect markets and people of all walks of life. Many users have motor disabilities that restrict them to keyboards alone for website navigation. For websites that are vital to their health care and assistance programs, keyboard accessibility is especially crucial.

Do Word Documents Need to be Accessible?

July 7, 2017 3:31:00 AM EDT

Microsoft Word might be the world’s favorite desktop word processing software, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that all documents created with the program are readily accessible to those with disabilities.

How to Make Video Accessible on the Internet

July 6, 2017 9:37:00 AM EDT

Videos are an essential part of the web browsing experience, and they're poised to grow even more in the future. This means, of course, that anyone concerned about website accessibility needs to have a solid plan for video.

Boosting Web Accessibility in Social Media

July 5, 2017 6:58:00 AM EDT

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are increasingly becoming central outlets of our shared global communication, and companies have taken notice.

Alternative Text: What and Why

June 30, 2017 3:03:00 PM EDT

Utilized properly, alternative text will help you gain an edge on your competitors,maintain the highest levels of compliance, and demonstrate your company’s commitment to social responsibility.

Landmark Judgement for the Visually Impaired: Court Rules Winn-Dixie Website Violates ADA

June 28, 2017 2:25:00 PM EDT

In an unprecedented trial over website accessibility, a Florida judge has ruled that the national grocery chain Winn-Dixie must update its website to comply with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for the visually impaired. The result of one man's ambitious campaign, the ruling is setting a new bar for accessibility compliance across industries.

How NVDA is used by People with Disabilities

June 27, 2017 10:09:00 AM EDT

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is software that makes computers accessible and useable by individuals with disabilities such as blindness.

How to Create an Accessible PDF in Adobe Acrobat

June 26, 2017 4:28:00 PM EDT

Failing to make your documents accessible on the web means losing out on a large segment of your end market. It therefore pays to consider accessibility when creating any document for online viewing.

User Agent Accessibility Guidelines

June 23, 2017 3:13:00 PM EDT

Any user agent that follows UAAG 2.0 will improve accessibility through its user interface as well as its ability to communicate with other technologies, including assistive technologies.

How Does JAWS Help Navigate and Read Webpages?

June 22, 2017 8:29:00 AM EDT

JAWS (Job Access With Speech) allows users with vision loss to navigate throughout a page using keyboard commands.

What Are Android Accessibility Features?

June 20, 2017 8:23:00 AM EDT

Android accessibility features allow users to customize their device by modifying accessibility settings or apps to improve their experience

Does Website Accessibility Affect Internet Security?

June 19, 2017 1:52:49 PM EDT

Some businesses are worried that making their websites more accessible and readable by accessibility devices will introduce a problem in an important area: security.

Managed Care Programs Must Have Digital Information Comply With Modern Accessibility Standards

June 16, 2017 3:45:08 PM EDT

Effective July 1, 2017 new Medicaid rules will require managed care programs to have digital information that complies with modern accessibility standards.

What are iOS Accessibility Features?

June 14, 2017 7:21:33 AM EDT

Apple’s iOS customizable accessibility features display a thorough understanding of inclusivity and enable the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad to easily perform for a wide range of audiences.

How to Fit Accessibility Compliance Into Your Product Lifecycle

June 12, 2017 11:15:00 AM EDT

Although it's possible to make a site more accessible after it's published, it's much easier to incorporate accessibility into a project early on. At each stage of the website design and development process, accessibility should be a key consideration.

What Is the OCR, and Why Are Schools Scrambling?

June 8, 2017 6:16:00 AM EDT

Schools, school districts, and departments of education across the country are scrambling to avoid conflicts with the OCR. The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is the organization within U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) tasked with ensuring access to education by enforcing civil rights. Essentially, the OCR prohibits discrimination by schools on the basis of disability, race, sex, national origin, color, or age.

What Does the 2017 ICT Refresh Mean for Websites?

June 5, 2017 1:11:00 PM EDT

The internet's ability to connect people of different backgrounds and abilities with information and services makes web accessibility crucial for all organizations. This includes federal procurement bodies, which subscribe to web accessibility and technology standards when opening the public purse.

Can a Different Browser Really Change Website Accessibility?

June 1, 2017 6:14:00 AM EDT

All of the major desktop and mobile browsers have similar features pertaining to website accessibility including a simple way to magnify text, increase volume, and customize the keyboard and other input devices for staggered input.

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