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    New W3C Recommendation: Accessible Name and Description Computation

    Last month, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) released a new recommendation, "Accessible Name and Description...
    January 23, 2019

    YouTube Closed Captioning for Accessibility: Why and How

    Amazingly, online videos are still growing and aren’t going away anytime soon. According to Statista, the number...
    January 15, 2019

    First-Ever 24/7 Accessibility Customer Support Line for Clients’ Websites Launched by Bureau of Internet Accessibility

    PROVIDENCE, R.I., Jan. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BoIA) announced today...
    January 14, 2019

    Let’s Talk “AI for Accessibility” — Microsoft’s New Grant

    Microsoft recently announced a new grant called AI for Accessibility. This grant is geared to encourage developers...
    January 10, 2019

    Don't Miss Your Free Ultimate Guide to Web Accessibility

    Equal access to websites and apps is a civil right — so how do you know if your website is accessible?
    January 8, 2019

    Five Things You Might Not Know About Braille

    January 4 marks World Braille Day, a celebration of the reading and writing code used by some blind people. To...
    January 3, 2019

    2018 Web Accessibility Recap: What Happened This Year?

    2018 is in our rear-view mirror, which means that now is the perfect opportunity to look back on some of the most...
    December 31, 2018

    President Trump Signs the 21st Century IDEA Act

    A development in accessibility legislation, the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experiences Act, was presented to...
    December 28, 2018

    Instagram Now Uses Artificial Intelligence for Alt Text

    Instagram just implemented major accessibility improvements that could transform how the platform is used by...
    December 18, 2018

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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

    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

    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

    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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