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Waiting for an ADA Demand Letter to Take Accessibility Seriously?

Web accessibility lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are proliferating, with thousands filed...
Dec 9, 2019

Brands Are Losing Billions by Not Being Digitally Accessible

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes the duty of brick-and-mortar outlets very clear. People with...
Dec 5, 2019

5 Smartphone Usage Statistics and the Growing Importance of Mobile Accessibility

The jokes and memes that the younger generations are glued to their smartphones appear to evolve from some truth —...
Dec 2, 2019

Get Your Braille and Large Print Letters from Santa: 2019

December is just about here and Santa’s workshop is gearing up for their annual deluge of letters to Santa from...
Nov 30, 2019

A Message of Accessibility Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Bureau of Internet Accessibility!
Nov 28, 2019

Xbox Accessibility Guidelines Provide Best Practices So More Gamers Can Play

To further their mission of Xbox Accessibility, Microsoft released Xbox Accessibility Guidelines, "a set of best...
Nov 22, 2019

We Haven't Received Customer Complaints About Accessibility, So We Don't Have a Problem, Right?

It can be tempting to believe that if you aren't aware of any customer complaints related to the accessibility of...
Nov 19, 2019

The Problem with Not Making Websites Accessible by Default

Some website operators, just like the owners of some physical locations, approach accessibility in this way: they...
Nov 18, 2019

Survey: Only Half of Students with Disabilities Rate Their College's Accessibility Support Positively

According to a 2019 Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology conducted by EDUCAUSE Center for...
Nov 14, 2019

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Web Accessibility Tips: Don't Disable Zooming (Yes, Even On Mobile)

If your users can’t zoom in on your content, you’re probably making a mistake. Zooming (or scaling) is common,...
Oct 14, 2022

How to Fix: "Buttons Do Not Have Accessible Names"

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) require interactive elements to have both a “label" and a “name.”...
May 26, 2022

Why Justified (or Centered) Text is Bad for Accessibility

Justified text is text that is spaced so that the right and left sides of the paragraph have the same edge. In...
May 9, 2023

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...
Jul 7, 2021

What Are the Four Major Categories of Accessibility?

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

The iOS "Increase Contrast" Feature and Accessibility: What to Know

Apple’s iOS offers a number of accessibility features that enable users to tailor their mobile experiences. One of...
Sep 26, 2022

What's The Difference Between WCAG Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA?

In order to embrace web accessibility as a priority, you need to set goals and track your progress. The Web...
Dec 17, 2021

How to Fix Google Lighthouse's 'Sufficient Contrast Ratio' Error

Google Lighthouse is a free tool for auditing website performance, search engine optimization (SEO), and web...
Apr 25, 2023

Accessibility Tips: Using the DIV and SPAN Elements

Usually, you want use HTML to convey meaning about the structure of your website. However, two HTML elements are...
Oct 21, 2022

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...
Apr 3, 2019

Does Comic Sans Benefit People with Dyslexia?

Comic Sans is controversial. Since its release in 1994, the playful, Batman-inspired font has been panned as...
May 16, 2023

How to Check WCAG Compliance: A Quick Guide

What’s the best way to test your website for digital accessibility compliance? The simple answer: Test your...
Dec 8, 2022

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