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What's Next for US Web Accessibility Laws?

Over the past several years, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has worked to clarify the digital accessibility...
Jun 14, 2024

Do I Need a VPAT for My Business?

The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is a standardized method for reporting how products and/or...
May 15, 2024

What Does "ADA Compliant Website" Mean?

A website is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if it is reasonably accessible for most...
Apr 8, 2024

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Web Accessibility

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 provides accessibility standards for the development, procurement,...
Mar 15, 2024

PDFs Remain a Challenge for Section 508 Compliance

In February, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released its first report on Section 508 web compliance since 2012....
Apr 3, 2023

Justice Department Releases First Federal Web Accessibility Compliance Report in a Decade

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has released its first Section 508 web compliance report since 2012.
Mar 13, 2023

What Is the Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act?

On September 29, 2022, United States Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Representative John Sarbanes (D-MD)...
Oct 27, 2022

What is "Trusted Tester"?

How can your organization ensure compliance with Section 508 digital accessibility standards?
Oct 3, 2022

Accessibility for Manitobans Act: An Overview

Most public, private, and non-profit organizations that operate in Manitoba (Canada's fifth-most populous...
Aug 30, 2022
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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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