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    Why Can't Tables Be Used for Website Layout?

    Tables can be an incredibly useful tool in the content creator's toolbox, allowing for the organization of...
    November 23, 2020

    Why W3C Calls for Accessibility Standards Harmonization and What That Means

    There are many people and organizations who believe that common standards for web accessibility would make it...
    November 12, 2020

    Use of Color for Accessibility Explained

    Any rule or guideline is subject to interpretation and, sometimes, misinterpretation. The rules surrounding how...
    November 10, 2020

    Accessibility Is the Key to Increasing Organic Traffic

    There may be no real estate more valuable than the first page of search engine results. So how do you get your...
    October 26, 2020

    CommonLook and BoIA Partner to Deliver 12 Free Digital Accessibility Webinars

    The Bureau of Internet Accessibility and CommonLook, the PDF accessibility experts, are collaborating to share...
    October 9, 2020

    Introduced Online Accessibility Act Would Amend ADA, Clarify Web Accessibility Compliance Standards

    The Online Accessibility Act was introduced to Congress on October 2 in bipartisan fashion by Congressmen Lou...
    October 5, 2020

    Why Autoplay Is an Accessibility No-No

    Web developers have plenty of tricks for keeping users engaged, and when properly implemented, most of those...
    September 21, 2020

    Latest Public Draft of WCAG 2.2 Features Nine New Success Criteria, Other Updates

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines will soon be enhanced with the updates pending in WCAG 2.2. On August 11,...
    September 9, 2020

    Should You Test Mobile Apps for Accessibility? Here's What the Stats Say

    Mobile app accessibility ensures that people with disabilities can access the full range of a mobile app’s...
    July 21, 2020
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    Best Fonts To Use for Website Accessibility

    Font style is one of the most important considerations of accessible website design. Although screen readers can...
    May 20, 2017

    Is There a Legal Requirement to Implement WCAG?

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are often referred to as the gold standard in accessibility and...
    August 22, 2019

    What Are the Four Major Categories of Accessibility?

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are organized by four main principles, which state that content...
    September 13, 2019

    What Are Android Accessibility Features?

    Android accessibility features allow users to customize their device by modifying accessibility settings or apps...
    June 20, 2017

    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...
    November 3, 2017

    Checklist for Creating Accessible Videos

    Videos are everywhere and are being regularly-consumed by more people everyday. According to Statista, there are...
    April 2, 2019

    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...
    August 21, 2017

    Make Your Hashtags Accessible

    Hashtags may be one of the best ways to reach new audiences on social media, letting people who don't yet know...
    February 5, 2019

    What is a11y?

    You may have seen the term "a11y" floating around the Internet as a hashtag or popping up in tech discussions....
    May 4, 2017

    Disability Statistics in the United States

    Many people are surprised to learn how much of the population lives with a disability.
    November 29, 2018

    Why Is It Important for Accessibility to Use Actual Text Instead of Images of Text?

    On the web, we use images everywhere! Images (such as maps, graphs, info graphics) can be an effective way to...
    December 24, 2018

    Is Website Accessibility Required Under the ADA

    When the Americans with Disabilities Act became law in 1990, modern communications technologies such as the...
    April 24, 2018

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