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    What is the AODA?

    Enacted in 2005 in Ontario, Canada, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) was created to...
    August 18, 2017

    How to Make Video Accessible on the Internet

    Ever since the launch of YouTube in 2005, videos have become an essential part of the web browsing experience, and...
    July 6, 2017

    Alternative Text: What and Why

    What is Alternative Text? Alternative text carries several names which most in the IT field will recognize: "alt...
    June 30, 2017

    User Agent Accessibility Guidelines

    There are many great tools and resources available to help people with disabilities access information or content...
    June 23, 2017

    What Is the OCR, and Why Are Schools Scrambling?

    Schools, school districts, and departments of education across the country are scrambling to avoid conflicts with...
    June 8, 2017

    What Does the 2017 ICT Refresh Mean for Websites?

    The internet's ability to connect people of different backgrounds and abilities with information and services...
    June 5, 2017

    Accelerator Keys Save Time

    Commonly referred to as access keys or keyboard shortcuts, accelerator keys are a combination of keystrokes that...
    May 30, 2017

    Why Websites Need an Accessibility Statement

    Business leaders, government agencies, and internet authorities are working hard to give disabled individuals...
    May 22, 2017

    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

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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

    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

    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

    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

    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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