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    Can A WCAG Compliant Website Have Accessibility Issues?

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are the most widely accepted international standards for digital...
    August 24, 2021

    Tips for Making HTML Lists Accessible

    Lists can significantly improve web content when used properly. Readers want short, succinct content, and lists...
    August 23, 2021

    How To Make CAPTCHA Accessible To Everyone

    CAPTCHA technologies are commonplace on the internet. Per Built With, over 20 percent of the top 1 million...
    August 20, 2021

    5 Common eCommerce Website Accessibility Issues

    By one estimate, the worldwide eCommerce market is expected to approach $5 trillion in 2021. Amazon, the world’s...
    August 18, 2021

    Why Ongoing Accessibility Support Matters

    You’ve optimized your website for accessibility. What’s your next step? 
    August 17, 2021

    4 Principles for Designing Websites for Users with Memory Impairments

    Memory impairments are fairly common among internet users, particularly in older adults. In one CDC study, 12.7...
    August 16, 2021

    Getting Feedback From Users to Improve Accessibility

    When building accessible content, feedback from actual people can be tremendously valuable. About 26 percent of...
    August 7, 2021

    Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA): Addressing Common Questions

    The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) recently passed an important deadline, and many...
    July 13, 2021

    5 Myths About Screen Readers That Can Hurt Accessibility

    A screen reader is specialized software that converts digital text into spoken language or Braille. The technology...
    June 29, 2021

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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Dark Mode Can Improve Text Readability — But Not for Everyone

    Dark modes and themes are extremely popular and they’re frequently touted as an accessibility solution. While the...
    July 7, 2021

    Why Autoplay Is an Accessibility No-No

    Web developers have plenty of tricks for keeping users engaged, and when properly implemented, most of those...
    September 21, 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

    8 Common Image Alt Text Mistakes to Stop Making

    When alternative text, or using text to describe images and other non-text content, is done well, it improves both...
    March 17, 2020

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