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    New W3C Recommendation: Accessible Name and Description Computation

    Last month, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) released a new recommendation, "Accessible Name and Description...
    January 23, 2019

    YouTube Closed Captioning for Accessibility: Why and How

    Amazingly, online videos are still growing and aren’t going away anytime soon. According to Statista, the number...
    January 15, 2019

    Five Things You Might Not Know About Braille

    January 4 marks World Braille Day, a celebration of the reading and writing code used by some blind people. To...
    January 3, 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

    Introduction to ARIA for Web Accessibility

    What is ARIA? WAI-ARIA (Web Accessibility Initiative – Accessible Rich Internet Applications), often referred to...
    December 21, 2018

    Give Yourself an Accessibility Test: Zoom Your Page to 200%

    People sometimes assume that spotting accessibility issues requires highly-technical knowledge and expensive...
    December 20, 2018

    Accessibility and the Internet of Things

    We live in an exciting age: technological development is advancing at a breakneck pace, and seems to be getting...
    December 15, 2018

    Understanding WCAG 2.1 Guideline 2.5: Input Modalities

    Earlier this year, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) received a welcomed update. Since 2008, WCAG...
    December 7, 2018

    How to Introduce People to Digital Accessibility: 7 Tips

    You're an advocate for disability rights and digital accessibility and you want to introduce somebody to the...
    November 27, 2018
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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 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 Are Android Accessibility Features?

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

    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

    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

    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

    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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