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UI Motion and Accessibility: Tips for Designers

To create an intuitive user interface (UI), you might decide to use animation to draw attention to certain...
May 14, 2024

The Most Common Web Accessibility Issue of 2024 (and How to Fix It)

Every year, WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind) analyzes the accessibility of the homepages of the internet’s top 1...
May 3, 2024

All-Caps Headings: Are They Bad for Accessibility?

Web designers have a responsibility to think about users with disabilities when building content. That extends to...
May 1, 2024

Converting a PDF to an Accessible PDF: Quick Tips

All digital content must be accessible for people with disabilities — not just websites. If you use documents to...
Apr 19, 2024

What Is Closed Captioning for Web Accessibility?

If your website includes multimedia, you must provide captions. That’s not just our opinion — the Department of...
Apr 18, 2024

Eye Strain and Digital Accessibility

What does eye strain have to do with digital accessibility?
Apr 4, 2024

4 Common Web Development Mistakes That Impact Accessibility

Web accessibility isn’t just about aesthetics (though design certainly plays an important role). As a developer,...
Mar 29, 2024

How Sticky and Fixed Elements Impact Accessibility

Should you use CSS to fix the position of cookie consent banners and other elements? Here’s what designers should...
Mar 6, 2024

5 Tips for Building Accessible Web Content for Older Adults

Chances are, older adults constitute a major percentage of your target audience. That’s not going to change...
Feb 29, 2024
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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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