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50 Digital Accessibility Facts for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

May 16, 2019 marks the eighth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). To help spread awareness of the...
May 16, 2019

Accessibility vs. Usability vs. Inclusion

Good website design should mean committing to improving the site experience for users of all abilities and...
May 14, 2019

Disability Rights Film Coming to Netflix from the Obamas, Higher Ground

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground, is...
May 11, 2019

Lego Unveils Braille Bricks as a Fun Way to Help Kids Learn Braille

Less than 10% of blind students today are Braille readers, despite the common misconception that everyone who is...
May 6, 2019

History of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

This month, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) turned 20 years old. WCAG version 1.0 was published on...
May 6, 2019

Ditch the Fancy Vocabulary for Accessible Language

When building a website, many designers and developers adhere to the principle of keeping everything as simple as...
May 4, 2019

National Life Insurance Day Challenge: Make Your Websites Accessible

National Life Insurance Day is observed every year on May 2, the anniversary of life insurance becoming available...
May 2, 2019

Why is website accessibility becoming so popular?

The concepts that govern web accessibility have been around for a few decades, but in the past few years...
May 1, 2019

Inaccessible School Materials and Parents with Disabilities: What's the impact?

Much has been written and discussed about the accessibility of digital materials used in education, and as the...
Apr 26, 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

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

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

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

Accessibility Tips: Let Users Control Font Size

Oct 26, 2023

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