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    National Epilepsy Awareness Month

    November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month (NEAM), presenting an opportunity to highlight one of the most...
    November 3, 2018

    WCAG Success Criteria 3.1.1 and 3.1.2: Language of Page and Parts

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) include specific recommendations for how to make your site...
    October 17, 2018

    What is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)?

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM is a reminder and a celebration of the...
    October 15, 2018

    Web Design and Accessibility: Basics every new designer should know

    Designing for the web with accessibility in mind from the very beginning will empower new designers to create...
    October 12, 2018

    The Basics and Importance of Color Contrast for Web Accessibility

    What is color contrast? For digital accessibility, the concept of color contrast is as critical as it is simple....
    October 1, 2018

    ADA and Website Accessibility Compliance: What's New in 2018

    The guiding principle of digital accessibility is providing equal access to all web users, including those with a...
    September 19, 2018

    WCAG 2.1 Principles Explained: Robustness

    With only two success criteria, robustness is the shortest of the four WCAG 2.0 principles.WCAG 2.1 includes an...
    July 26, 2018

    WCAG 2.1 Principles Explained: Understandability

    In order for a website to be compatible with the WCAG 2.1 principle of understandability, developers need to be...
    July 24, 2018

    WCAG 2.1 Principles Explained: Operability

    The release WCAG 2.1 has added some new guidelines that directly relate to the Operability Principle. Developers...
    July 19, 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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