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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Through the IRS Code Section 44, Disabled Access Credit, small businesses can qualify for a $5,000 tax credit for increasing website accessibility
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.
There has been a rise in legal complaints against websites that allegedly do not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Microsoft’s latest Operating Systems just got a whole lot more accessible to the visually impaired thanks to Dolphin Computer Access.
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.
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