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    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

    Should Your Site Use the “Text" Role for Accessibility?

    A growing number of developers are using role=”text" to improve mobile screen reader output. However, the “text"...
    April 18, 2022

    How "Skip Navigation" Links Benefit Accessibility

    Many websites have large amounts of redundant content on every page. For example, an eCommerce store might have a...
    April 13, 2022

    5 Tips for Using ARIA to Improve Web Accessibility

    WAI-ARIA (Web Accessibility Initiative - Accessible Rich Internet Applications), also known as ARIA, is a...
    April 6, 2022

    What is WCAG-EM? An Introduction to Accessibility Evaluation Methodology

    How can you determine whether your website is accessible for people with disabilities? The quick answer: An...
    April 4, 2022

    Does HTML Microdata Improve Accessibility?

    Microdata is part of the WHATWG (Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group) HTML Standard, and its...
    March 29, 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

    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

    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

    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 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

    8 Common Image Alt Text Mistakes to Stop Making

    When alternative text, or using text to describe images and other non-text content, is done well, it improves both...
    March 17, 2020

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