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    Applauding the Challenge that Made 108,000 Course Files More Accessible in One Day

    Digital education platform Blackboard recently hosted its second Fix Your Content Day Challenge in honor of Global...
    June 8, 2021

    Why It's Important That Apple's Software Updates Were 'Designed for People with Disabilities'

    In accessibility articles and presentations far and wide, it's often told that many accessible features (like...
    June 1, 2021

    What Designers Can Learn From Apple’s New Accessibility Updates

    In May 2021, Apple announced significant accessibility updates to all of its operating systems and many of its...
    May 31, 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

    Google’s UX Algorithm Update Will Benefit Accessible Websites

    Google has announced an upcoming "page experience update," along with an accompanying algorithm update to...
    May 18, 2021

    Microsoft Is 'Doubling Down' on Accessibility to Help Close Disability Divide

    Microsoft announced last week a five-year commitment to "create and open doors and bigger opportunities for people...
    May 6, 2021

    86 Percent of Websites Fail this Accessibility Basic

    In 2019, non-profit organization WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind) started what has become an annual tradition:...
    May 4, 2021

    Don't Underestimate the Value of an Enjoyable Experience

    In most people's minds, including those of most website accessibility experts, web accessibility is directly tied...
    April 20, 2021

    Mistakes to Avoid to Make Video Conferencing More Accessible

    Predictably, usage of video conferencing tools skyrocketed in 2020, and that trend seems unlikely to reverse...
    April 6, 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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