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    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

    CCPA Still Expected to Be Enforced Starting July 1, Requires Accessible Notices and Policies

    The California Attorney General is expected to direct his office to begin enforcing the California Consumer...
    June 3, 2020

    New App Can Help People Communicate with Head-Tracking Technology

    There are a number of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices available that can help people with...
    April 21, 2020

    New Virtual Braille Keyboard Comes to Android

    The rollout of a new virtual Braille keyboard has given accessibility a boost for people who are blind or have low...
    April 14, 2020

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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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