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Accessibility Analysis of Luxury Watch Brand Websites - 2Q2018

April 4, 2018 9:24:00 AM EDT

The Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BoIA) identified the top 25 highest-trafficked luxury watch brand websites and scanned each, creating a benchmark as to the overall web accessibility of the industry. The assessment was based on the results of automated scans performed by BoIA’s A11Y® Platform, a proprietary program built specifically to identify issues based on the international standards for testing website accessibility, called Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 A/AA.

4 Accessibility Tips for Web Developers

March 27, 2018 9:39:00 AM EDT

Although accessibility brings with it a wide range of advantages, many web developers still aren’t sure about the best ways to begin making websites more accessible. These four basic tips can help developers get started with their accessibility initiatives.

Leveraging HTML for Web Accessibility

March 20, 2018 11:45:00 AM EDT

If properly harnessed, HTML can be one of the most powerful accessibility tools for your website, helping to guide users and their assistive devices through your site’s content and structure.

Accessibility Analysis of Banking Industry Websites - 1Q2018

March 14, 2018 1:17:02 PM EDT

The Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BoIA) identified the top 15 highest-trafficked banks and used their websites to create a benchmark for the overall web accessibility within the banking industry. The assessment was based on the results of an automated scan performed on each bank’s site. The scan, BoIA’s A11Y® Platform, was built to identify issues based on the international standards for testing website accessibility, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 A/AA.

Top 5 Issues Missed by Automated ADA Website Compliance Tests

June 1, 2017 5:42:00 AM EDT

Accessibility audits done by automated software are an important part of the journey to compliance with WCAG 2.0. However, accessibility testing software is not infallible. These tests don't possess the subtleties needed to identify areas of only partial compliance with regulations.

Best Fonts To Use for Website Accessibility

May 20, 2017 5:18:00 AM EDT

Designers who are looking to maximize the legibility of their websites should investigate fonts that have been created with readers with dyslexia or visual impairments in mind, such as Read Regular, Lexie Readable, and Tiresias.

5 Tips to Improve Website Experience for People with Cognitive Disabilities

May 19, 2017 9:35:00 AM EDT

The Administration for Community Living estimates that around 8 million Americans, or 3 percent of the population, experience intellectual disabilities. That suggests that nearly 30 million people in the U.S. - 10 percent of families - are directly impacted by the struggles of people with intellectual disabilities.

Using CSS Floats with Image Links

May 19, 2017 2:37:00 AM EDT

The float property specifies if and how an element should be positioned within its parent element. The other content inside the parent element will wrap around the floating element. The most common use of floats is to wrap text around an associated image.

What is a11y?

May 4, 2017 11:30:03 AM EDT

a11y is quickly becoming the standard term for digital accessibility. Global compliance and compatibility is a goal of many technologists who see a11y as a movement and not just the audit process for ensuring that users with disabilities can navigate a website.

5 Must-Fix Accessibility Issues with Your PDFs

May 2, 2017 5:50:08 PM EDT

In making your web content more accessible, don't forget about PDFs. Here are 5 design considerations you should keep in mind for creating more accessible PDFs.

Website Accessibility Isn't What You Think It Is: 10 Myths, Busted

April 13, 2017 4:07:43 PM EDT

Making your website accessible to users with disabilities likely doesn't mean what you think it does. Here are the top 10 myths regarding website accessibility.

IRS Will Pay $5,000 for Website Accessibility

March 28, 2017 11:26:38 AM EDT

Through the IRS Code Section 44, Disabled Access Credit, small businesses can qualify for a $5,000 tax credit for increasing website accessibility

How Do Screen Readers Help People with visual impairments?

March 9, 2017 10:01:00 AM EST

Screen readers are software programs that convert text into synthesized speech for people who may have no or low-vision, have trouble reading or have difficulties seeing a Web page, such as those who may be color blind.

Bureau of Internet Accessibility Sees Increase in Legal Action for Non-ADA Compliant Websites

August 21, 2014 12:29:00 PM EDT

There has been a rise in legal complaints against websites that allegedly do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Accessibility Improvements to Microsoft 8

May 13, 2014 11:02:00 PM EDT

Microsoft’s latest Operating Systems just got a whole lot more accessible to the visually impaired thanks to Dolphin Computer Access.

Gloomy Reality about the High Level of Ignorance Concerning Accessibility

April 24, 2013 2:01:00 PM EDT

Perusing the comments section of a recent article by the Wall Street Journal titled "Disabled Sue Over Web Shopping* is reminiscent of the attitude toward women in the late 1800’s.

Speech Recognition Improvements to Microsoft's Bing Phone App

March 25, 2013 3:01:00 PM EDT

Microsoft has been working to enhance its Bing App, most specifically, its speech recognition function. Improvements, such as word error rate reduction, reduction in latency for speech requests and better handling of speech requests in noisy situations, have been announced

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