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The Most Common Web Accessibility Issues to Avoid

Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) came into effect in 1990, it has required that places of public...
Nov 3, 2017

Web Accessibility – What You Need to Know

In today’s world, owning and operating a website that doesn’t provide the same services to a disabled person that...
Oct 18, 2017

EU Moves Toward Mandated Mobile App Accessibility

The European Commission is currently developing a range of website accessibility guidelines specific to mobile...
Sep 26, 2017

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...
Aug 21, 2017

What is the AODA?

Enacted in 2005 in Ontario, Canada, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) was created to...
Aug 18, 2017

How to Make Video Accessible on the Internet

Ever since the launch of YouTube in 2005, videos have become an essential part of the web browsing experience, and...
Jul 6, 2017

Alternative Text: What and Why

What is Alternative Text? Alternative text carries several names which most in the IT field will recognize: "alt...
Jun 30, 2017

User Agent Accessibility Guidelines

There are many great tools and resources available to help people with disabilities access information or content...
Jun 23, 2017

What Is the OCR, and Why Are Schools Scrambling?

Schools, school districts, and departments of education across the country are scrambling to avoid conflicts with...
Jun 8, 2017

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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

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

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

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

Accessibility Tips: Let Users Control Font Size

Oct 26, 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

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

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

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