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    New York State is Holding Listening Sessions to Study Accessibility of Ride Sharing for People with Disabilities

    Earlier this week, the New York State Transportation Network Company Accessibility Task Force announced it will be...
    November 16, 2018

    Section 508 Compliance Testing for Websites

    The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 was a groundbreaking moment for disability rights....
    October 31, 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

    Digital Accessibility and the Hiring Process

    According to the US Department of Labor (DOL), the “Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination...
    October 10, 2018

    Why does the ADA Consider WCAG Compliance a Requirement?

    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has been a landmark for the disability rights movement in the United...
    October 3, 2018

    Back to School: Why Web Accessibility is Important for Education

    As an integral part of a fair and appropriate public education, web accessibility helps students of all ages and...
    September 6, 2018

    Attorneys General Urge Action and Clarity from Jeff Sessions, DOJ on Web Accessibility

    Citing a lack of clear guidance and an increase in accessibility lawsuits, 19 Attorneys General have petitioned...
    August 1, 2018

    2018’s Flood of Accessibility Lawsuits

    2018 has already seen around 1000 lawsuits filed that are related to website accessibility. Industries that are...
    July 12, 2018

    Whats new in WCAG 2.1?

    WCAG 2.1 seeks to improve the already established WCAG 2.0. If your website is currently compliant with WCAG 2.0,...
    July 10, 2018
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    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

    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 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

    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 Is an Example of Accessibility?

    Sometimes, we're asked, "What is an example of accessibility?" An example of accessibility would be any content or...
    November 24, 2020

    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

    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

    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

    Dark Mode Can Improve Text Readability — But Not for Everyone

    Dark modes and themes are extremely popular and they’re frequently touted as an accessibility solution. While the...
    July 7, 2021

    Why Autoplay Is an Accessibility No-No

    Web developers have plenty of tricks for keeping users engaged, and when properly implemented, most of those...
    September 21, 2020

    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

    8 Common Image Alt Text Mistakes to Stop Making

    When alternative text, or using text to describe images and other non-text content, is done well, it improves both...
    March 17, 2020

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