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    New Department of Justice ADA Web Accessibility Statement: Clear Guidance or More of the Same?

    On March 18, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a statement that got many people excited, pointing to...
    March 29, 2022

    Web Accessibility Lawsuits Dramatically Rose in 2021. Here’s Why.

    According to a report from Accessibility.com, 2,352 web accessibility lawsuits were filed against U.S. businesses...
    January 12, 2022

    Japan’s Digital Accessibility Laws: An Overview

    In the United States, businesses have a legal responsibility to provide accessible digital content. The Americans...
    January 3, 2022

    Hy-Vee, Inc. Reaches Accessibility Agreement with Justice Department

    One of the Midwest’s largest pharmacy chains will take immediate steps to improve digital accessibility on its...
    December 27, 2021

    New York State Agrees to Fix Accessibility Barriers On COVID-19 Vaccination Website

    On October 5, 2021, the United States Justice Department announced agreements with New York State and local...
    November 29, 2021

    Using Emoji Could Be Excluding People From Your Conversation

    Emojis play an important role in modern communication, but they’re not accessible for all users. People with...
    August 27, 2021

    Accessibility Will Crown the Digital Retail Kings in the New Era of E-Commerce

    Online shopping was novel and amazing in its infancy. Over time, it became more normal and introduced unparalleled...
    June 10, 2021

    Applauding the Challenge that Made 108,000 Course Files More Accessible in One Day

    Digital education platform Blackboard recently hosted its second Fix Your Content Day Challenge in honor of Global...
    June 8, 2021

    Why It's Important That Apple's Software Updates Were 'Designed for People with Disabilities'

    In accessibility articles and presentations far and wide, it's often told that many accessible features (like...
    June 1, 2021
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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

    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 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 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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