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    Australia’s Covid Vaccine Finder Website Allegedly Fails to Meet Web Accessibility Standards

    Some Australians must allegedly overcome unnecessary barriers to schedule COVID-19 vaccinations due to...
    March 30, 2021

    Overview of the Financial Penalties of AODA Non-Compliance

    Ontario businesses that don’t prioritize accessibility may soon face significant penalties. Enacted in 2005, the...
    March 26, 2021

    White House Embraces WCAG with Accessibility Updates

    President Joe Biden’s administration has revamped the official Whitehouse.gov website, implementing new features...
    January 29, 2021

    Congress Did Not Pass ADA Amendment Clarifying Web Accessibility Standards

    The Online Accessibility Act, introduced on October 2, 2020, did not pass during the 116th session of Congress....
    January 19, 2021

    AODA Accessibility Compliance Report Deadline Extended to June 30, 2021

    Ontario has extended the deadline to file an AODA accessibility compliance report to June 30, 2021, from December...
    December 29, 2020

    Introduced Online Accessibility Act Would Amend ADA, Clarify Web Accessibility Compliance Standards

    The Online Accessibility Act was introduced to Congress on October 2 in bipartisan fashion by Congressmen Lou...
    October 5, 2020

    Key EU Web Accessibility Directive Deadline Passes

    Websites in European Union countries must now comply with the European Accessibility Act (EAA) and the European...
    October 2, 2020

    Tracking Lack of Accessibility in Absentee Ballots

    The Covid-19 pandemic is widely expected to have a significant effect on the Nov. 3 election, and many voters...
    September 10, 2020

    Annual OCR Report, Touting Dedication to Website Accessibility, Delivered with Major Accessibility Flaws

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released its Annual Report to the...
    August 4, 2020
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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    What Are Android Accessibility Features?

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

    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

    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

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