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    What Are H Tags? How Headings Affect User Experience

    Heading tags (also referred to as H tags or header tags) are semantic HTML elements that help to organize your...
    September 30, 2021

    Making Pages Accessible for People with Visual Field Scotomas

    According to the National Institutes of Health, about 6 percent of Americans aged 12 or older have visual...
    September 28, 2021

    What Are the Fundamentals of Mobile Accessibility?

    According to Pew Research, 85 percent of Americans own a smartphone; about half of Americans own a tablet. 15...
    September 27, 2021

    The 5 Most Common Website Accessibility Issues (And How To Fix Them)

    Every year since 2019, the Institute for Disability Research, Policy, and Practice’s WebAIM project has published...
    September 23, 2021

    What is ARIA? Common Misconceptions About Accessible Rich Internet Applications

    Websites are often designed with a specific audience in mind: People who use a keyboard and mouse to navigate. Of...
    September 22, 2021

    Avoid "Keyboard Traps" To Make Your Site More Accessible

    While some accessibility issues cause minor annoyances for users, others have more severe consequences: If your...
    September 17, 2021

    How "Drag-And-Drop" Movements Affect Web Accessibility

    Drag-and-drop functionality can give users more control over content, which can open up exciting possibilities for...
    September 10, 2021

    5 Steps for Writing Alt Text for Accessibility

    Images are a key element of web design, but they can create barriers for users with vision impairments and other...
    September 7, 2021

    Using Emoji Could Be Excluding People From Your Conversation

    Emojis play an important role in modern communication, but they’re not accessible for all users. People with...
    August 27, 2021

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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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