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    4 Principles for Designing Websites for Users with Memory Impairments

    Memory impairments are fairly common among internet users, particularly in older adults. In one CDC study, 12.7...
    August 16, 2021

    Web Accessibility Isn't Always Expensive or Time Consuming

    One of the most common misconceptions about web accessibility is that it’s an expensive or unnecessary addition to...
    August 12, 2021

    WCAG 3.0 May Introduce New Rating Scale for Accessibility

    The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative is considering a new conformance model for Web Content Accessibility...
    August 11, 2021

    How Background Noise Affects Accessibility

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) contain plenty of useful guidance for developing accessible media....
    August 8, 2021

    Myths and Facts About Photosensitivity and Seizures

    Epilepsy affects about 50 million people worldwide according to the World Health Organization, and about 3% of...
    July 13, 2021

    3 Questions to Help Decide If an Image Doesn't Need Alt Text

    One of the most basic and most important considerations for digital accessibility is to make sure that images and...
    May 25, 2021

    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

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    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    April 3, 2019

    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 an Example of Accessibility?

    Sometimes, we're asked, "What is an example of accessibility?" An example of accessibility would be any content or...
    November 24, 2020

    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

    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

    Disability Statistics in the United States

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

    What is color contrast?

    Colors are an essential feature of web design and how they're used is a core consideration of a website's or app's...
    April 20, 2019

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