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    Assistive Technology Market Estimates: Rapid Growth Ahead

    According to projections by market research company Coherent Market Insights, the global assistive technology...
    August 8, 2019

    User Agents and Accessibility

    User agents are software applications that interact with the internet on your behalf. They do things so you don't...
    July 23, 2019

    Why You (Usually) Need Row and Column Headers for Accessible Tables

    Tables are a great way to organize and share a lot of data and information. They help content creators and...
    July 19, 2019

    Why You Need to Test Custom Use Cases for Accessibility

    There is more than one way to test a website There are a lot of website accessibility testing strategies being...
    July 17, 2019

    Accessibility Improves Bounce Rates

    Implementing accessibility best practices on your website allows people with disabilities to consume your content...
    July 13, 2019

    Understanding WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 4.1.3: Status Messages

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 are the most up-to-date version of the most widely used...
    July 12, 2019

    8 Facts About Hearing Disabilities and Web Accessibility

    Deafness, hearing loss, and being hard of hearing are some of the most common disabilities in the U.S. and...
    July 3, 2019

    Tips to Create an Accessible PowerPoint Presentation

    PowerPoint is many people's go-to program for creating presentations. It also tends to be highly visual with...
    June 21, 2019

    What Project Managers Need to Know About Accessibility

    Project managers have a level of responsibility for and eyes into all the moving parts of a project. If those...
    June 1, 2019

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    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

    What Are Android Accessibility Features?

    Android accessibility features allow users to customize their device by modifying accessibility settings or apps...
    June 20, 2017

    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

    The Most Common Web Accessibility Issues to Avoid

    Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) came into effect in 1990, it has required that places of public...
    November 3, 2017

    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

    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

    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

    Is Website Accessibility Required Under the ADA

    When the Americans with Disabilities Act became law in 1990, modern communications technologies such as the...
    April 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

    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 a11y?

    You may have seen the term "a11y" floating around the Internet as a hashtag or popping up in tech discussions....
    May 4, 2017

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