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5 Critical Factors For Making Your Government Website Accessible

Generally speaking, government websites have issues with accessibility. A 2018 study from the Information...
Oct 22, 2021

What Is California’s AB 434 Accessibility Law? (And Why It Matters)

In the State of California, Assembly Bill No. 434 (AB 434) requires state agency websites to demonstrate...
Oct 8, 2021

What Webmasters Should Know About the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

Digital accessibility is essential for expanding your audience and providing equitable service — and, in the...
Sep 15, 2021

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA): Addressing Common Questions

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) recently passed an important deadline, and many...
Jul 13, 2021

Australia’s Covid Vaccine Finder Website Allegedly Fails to Meet Web Accessibility Standards

Some Australians must allegedly overcome unnecessary barriers to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations due to...
Mar 30, 2021

AODA Non Compliance Financial Penalties Overview

Ontario businesses that don’t prioritize accessibility may soon face significant penalties. Enacted in 2005, the...
Mar 26, 2021

White House Embraces WCAG with Accessibility Updates

President Joe Biden’s administration has revamped the official website, implementing new features...
Jan 29, 2021

Congress Did Not Pass ADA Amendment Clarifying Web Accessibility Standards

The Online Accessibility Act, introduced on October 2, 2020, did not pass during the 116th session of Congress....
Jan 19, 2021

AODA Accessibility Compliance Report Deadline Extended to June 30, 2021

Ontario has extended the deadline to file an AODA accessibility compliance report to June 30, 2021, from December...
Dec 29, 2021

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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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