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Judge Seeks Clarity in Website Accessibility Case for the Visually Impaired

The lack of oversight for website accessibility requirements denies rights to people with disabilities and puts...
Sep 12, 2017

Digital Accessibility Legislation: What Lawmakers Must Consider

The purpose of an accessibility bill is to legally enforce the changes organizations must make to do the right...
Sep 1, 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

Recent Internet Accessibility Cases Suggest Stricter Enforcement

People with disabilities are often prevented from using the internet in its full capacity because of the lack of...
Aug 11, 2017

Website Accessibility Lawsuits Expected to Rise from Trump Administration

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. This...
Aug 3, 2017

How to Respond to a Letter from the OCR

Have you received a letter from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) notifying you that your website violates federal...
Jul 26, 2017

What is Digital Inclusion?

The growth and widespread adoption of information and communications technology (ICT) has elevated the importance...
Jul 22, 2017

Getting a Return on Your Investment Through Website Accessibility

Many companies are devoting more time and money to making their websites and mobile applications more accessible...
Jul 10, 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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