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    ADA Website Lawsuits Rise Under Biden Administration

    Shortly after President Biden’s inauguration, Whitehouse.gov was fully redesigned with a number of improvements...
    April 1, 2022

    New Department of Justice ADA Web Accessibility Statement: Clear Guidance or More of the Same?

    On March 18, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a statement that got many people excited, pointing to...
    March 29, 2022

    Web Accessibility Lawsuits Dramatically Rose in 2021. Here’s Why.

    According to a report from Accessibility.com, 2,352 web accessibility lawsuits were filed against U.S. businesses...
    January 12, 2022

    Hy-Vee, Inc. Reaches Accessibility Agreement with Justice Department

    One of the Midwest’s largest pharmacy chains will take immediate steps to improve digital accessibility on its...
    December 27, 2021

    What’s In a Typical ADA Website Claim?

    If you operate a website, you have a legal responsibility to make reasonable accommodations for people with...
    December 15, 2021

    New York State Agrees to Fix Accessibility Barriers On COVID-19 Vaccination Website

    On October 5, 2021, the United States Justice Department announced agreements with New York State and local...
    November 29, 2021

    What Webmasters Should Know About the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

    Digital accessibility is essential for expanding your audience and providing equitable service — and, in the...
    September 15, 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

    Congress Did Not Pass ADA Amendment Clarifying Web Accessibility Standards

    The Online Accessibility Act, introduced on October 2, 2020, did not pass during the 116th session of Congress....
    January 19, 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Dark Mode Can Improve Text Readability — But Not for Everyone

    Dark modes and themes are extremely popular and they’re frequently touted as an accessibility solution. While the...
    July 7, 2021

    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 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

    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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