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    World MS Day Highlights Need for Digital Accessibility

    May 30 is World MS Day, created to increase awareness, solidarity, and hope for those affected by multiple...
    May 30, 2019

    Assistive Technology 101: What You Need to Know

    For some people with various kinds of disabilities, standard computing technologies such as keyboards, monitors,...
    May 23, 2019

    Digital Accessibility for the Travel Industry

    Now that the weather is warming up and summer vacation season is approaching, it’s the perfect time to discuss the...
    May 17, 2019

    Accessibility vs. Usability vs. Inclusion

    Good website design should mean committing to improving the site experience for users of all abilities and...
    May 14, 2019

    History of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

    This month, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) turned 20 years old. WCAG version 1.0 was published on...
    May 6, 2019

    Ditch the Fancy Vocabulary for Accessible Language

    When building a website, many designers and developers adhere to the principle of keeping everything as simple as...
    May 4, 2019

    Why is website accessibility becoming so popular?

    The concepts that govern web accessibility have been around for a few decades, but in the past few years...
    May 1, 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

    Creative Site Design That's Beautiful and Accessible

    Some people think that creating an accessible website limits the ability for the design to be impactful and...
    April 16, 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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