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    How Poor Web Accessibility Affects Banking Customers

    Being able to access banking and other financial services online is almost a necessity for the general U.S....
    January 31, 2018

    How Does a Government Shutdown Affect Web Accessibility?

    The January 2018 U.S. federal government shutdown lasted less than three days, but its impacts were felt by...
    January 29, 2018

    Braille Literacy Month: Ensure Accessibility for Visually Impaired Users

    January is Braille Literacy Month. The focus of this important awareness campaign is that visually impaired...
    January 23, 2018

    Improving Video Accessibility for State and Local Government Websites

    Videos are perhaps the web’s most powerful tool for educating and entertaining. Last year, YouTube reported that...
    January 18, 2018

    Web Accessibility and Local Governments: What You Need to Know

    By connecting citizens with their government and providing access to information, the web is one of the most...
    January 10, 2018

    Start the New Year off with National Glaucoma Awareness Month

    January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, which makes it the perfect time to share information that can help...
    January 5, 2018

    WCAG 2.1: What You Need to Know

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are perhaps the most well-known and frequently used standards for...
    January 3, 2018

    BoIA Devotes $100k to Help School Districts with Accessibility

    Educational institutions at all levels are facing escalating scrutiny by the Department of Education’s Office of...
    December 21, 2017

    Support Human Rights Awareness with Website Accessibility

    Human Rights Day, a global celebration of the universal human rights that today’s world has committed to...
    December 13, 2017

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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

    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

    Make Your Hashtags Accessible

    Hashtags may be one of the best ways to reach new audiences on social media, letting people who don't yet know...
    February 5, 2019

    What is color contrast?

    Colors are an essential feature of web design and how they're used is a core consideration of a website's or app's...
    April 20, 2019

    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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