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    Website Accessibility Isn't What You Think It Is: 10 Myths, Busted

    There are many myths and misconceptions when it comes to website accessibility. When site owners think about...
    April 13, 2017

    IRS Will Pay $5,000 for Website Accessibility

    Defray Your Expenses for Website Accessibility As a small business owner or senior manager, you are always looking...
    March 28, 2017

    Testing Your Website Accessibility with Assistive Technology: Screen Readers

    When testing your website for accessibility issues, you need to use a variety of assistive technologies that most...
    March 28, 2017

    5 Tips to Improve Mobile Accessibility

    When it comes to improving mobile accessibility, there are many considerations to make for an optimal user...
    March 19, 2017

    How Do Screen Readers Help People with visual impairments?

    Since 2001, the Bureau of Internet Accessibility has taken action to improve online accessibility for people...
    March 9, 2017

    Responsive Design and Accessibility

    Responsive design and accessibility are two concepts that are directly related in a number of ways. RD principles...
    January 27, 2017

    ADA Title II & Title III Requirements for Websites

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive federal civil rights law prohibiting discrimination...
    December 5, 2016

    Unemployment Rate Higher People with Disabilities

    The US Department of Labor has released updated survey data of US Employment statistics. The good news is, for...
    June 2, 2016

    BoIA Encourages all to Participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day

    The Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BoIA) encourages everyone to participate in Global Accessibility Awareness...
    May 13, 2016

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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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