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    Digital Accessibility Year in Review: 2020

    There was a lot of change and disruption in 2020, but the digital accessibility world was not put on pause. From...
    January 8, 2021

    U.S. Businesses Potentially Spent Billions on Legal Fees for Inaccessible Websites in 2020

    In a bombshell report published by Accessibility.com, the organization estimated that 265,000 website...
    January 7, 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

    Why W3C Calls for Accessibility Standards Harmonization and What That Means

    There are many people and organizations who believe that common standards for web accessibility would make it...
    November 12, 2020

    CommonLook and BoIA Partner to Deliver 12 Free Digital Accessibility Webinars

    The Bureau of Internet Accessibility and CommonLook, the PDF accessibility experts, are collaborating to share...
    October 9, 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

    Latest Public Draft of WCAG 2.2 Features Nine New Success Criteria, Other Updates

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines will soon be enhanced with the updates pending in WCAG 2.2. On August 11,...
    September 9, 2020

    Google Chrome’s PDF Tagger Highlights the Need for PDF Accessibility

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law by...
    August 18, 2020

    What to Expect with iOS 14's New and Improved Accessibility Features

    Enhanced sign language detection, sound recognition, and VoiceOver are among a bevy of accessibility features...
    July 7, 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 Are Android Accessibility Features?

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

    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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