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    5 Smartphone Usage Statistics and the Growing Importance of Mobile Accessibility

    The jokes and memes that the younger generations are glued to their smartphones appear to evolve from some truth —...
    December 2, 2019

    Get Your Braille and Large Print Letters from Santa: 2019

    December is just about here and Santa’s workshop is gearing up for their annual deluge of letters to Santa from...
    November 30, 2019

    A Message of Accessibility Thanks

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Bureau of Internet Accessibility!
    November 28, 2019

    Xbox Accessibility Guidelines Provide Best Practices So More Gamers Can Play

    To further their mission of Xbox Accessibility, Microsoft released Xbox Accessibility Guidelines, "a set of best...
    November 22, 2019

    We Haven't Received Customer Complaints About Accessibility, So We Don't Have a Problem, Right?

    It can be tempting to believe that if you aren't aware of any customer complaints related to the accessibility of...
    November 19, 2019

    The Problem with Not Making Websites Accessible by Default

    Some website operators, just like the owners of some physical locations, approach accessibility in this way: they...
    November 18, 2019

    Survey: Only Half of Students with Disabilities Rate Their College's Accessibility Support Positively

    According to a 2019 Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology conducted by EDUCAUSE Center for...
    November 14, 2019

    Honor Veterans with Website Accessibility

    Veterans Day is observed every year on November 11 to honor the great veterans who have served. The day is a...
    November 12, 2019

    The World's Most Popular Websites Share a Commitment to Accessibility. Here's How They Approach It.

    It is not a coincidence that the top six most popular websites in the world have all made visible, concrete...
    November 7, 2019
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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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    Disability Statistics in the United States

    Many people are surprised to learn how much of the population lives with a disability.
    November 29, 2018

    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

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