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    Why Reflow Is Essential for Web Accessibility

    In web design, supporting reflow refers to the process of fitting content to match the user’s viewport. The...
    August 1, 2022

    What is the Best Way to Write Alternative Text?

    Alternative text (also referred to as alt text) is essential for accessibility, but unfortunately, it’s often...
    July 28, 2022

    What "Programmatically Determined" Means for Accessibility

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) contains simple guidance for building websites, mobile apps, and...
    July 15, 2022

    Do I Need an Accessibility Statement On My Website?

    What is an accessibility statement — and does your website really need one? 
    June 9, 2022

    How Browser "Reader Modes" Improve the Experiences of People with Disabilities

    Most web browsers have a “reader mode" that strips away non-essential content, providing a simpler text-based...
    May 18, 2022

    How The HTML Lang Attribute Helps Accessibility

    The HTML lang attribute allows developers to specify the language of a document, webpage, or element. It’s a...
    May 17, 2022

    What Is Perceivability in Web Accessibility? WCAG Principles Explained

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are the leading international standards for accessible web design....
    May 10, 2022

    What Is Ableism? Fighting Assumptions About People with Disabilities

    Ableism is discrimination against people with disabilities. It assumes that people with “typical" abilities do...
    May 4, 2022

    Plain Old Semantic HTML: A Perfect Basis for Accessibility

    To create web content that works for as many users as possible, websites need structure. Not every user can...
    April 26, 2022
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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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    Google's Lighthouse Accessibility Tests Are Helpful, But Not Perfect

    Google’s Chrome DevTools is an exceptionally useful resource for developers. With a few clicks, users can...
    December 3, 2021

    What's The Difference Between WCAG Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA?

    In order to embrace web accessibility as a priority, you need to set goals and track your progress. The Web...
    December 17, 2021

    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

    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

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