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    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...
    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

    Overview of the Financial Penalties of AODA Non-Compliance

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

    Five Website Accessibility Basics Every School District Should Check for Right Now

    School districts around the country are looking forward to a higher likelihood of in-classroom teaching this fall,...
    March 23, 2021

    Why Headings Aren't Simply Style Elements

    Heading and subheading tags play a critical role in accessibility, but many web designers overlook their...
    February 19, 2021

    What Is a Skip Link and How Does It Work?

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) require a way for users to "bypass blocks" of repeated content....
    December 8, 2020

    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

    Use of Color for Accessibility Explained

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

    A Call to Make All Covid-19 Vaccine Information Accessible

    In October 2020, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a preliminary framework...
    November 3, 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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    What Are Android Accessibility Features?

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

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