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    The Problem with Not Making Websites Accessible by Default

    Some website operators, just like the owners of some physical locations, approach accessibility in this way: they...
    November 18, 2019

    Survey: Only Half of Students with Disabilities Rate Their College's Accessibility Support Positively

    According to a 2019 Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology conducted by EDUCAUSE Center for...
    November 14, 2019

    Honor Veterans with Website Accessibility

    Veterans Day is observed every year on November 11 to honor the great veterans who have served. The day is a...
    November 12, 2019

    The World's Most Popular Websites Share a Commitment to Accessibility. Here's How They Approach It.

    It is not a coincidence that the top six most popular websites in the world have all made visible, concrete...
    November 7, 2019

    Vimeo Announces Accessibility Updates to Their Video Player

    In September, Vimeo announced new accessibility updates to their video player. The company states that the new...
    November 5, 2019

    Career Websites Must Be Accessible. Is Yours?

    People with disabilities sometimes encounter unnecessary barriers that aren’t faced by people without disabilities...
    November 4, 2019

    Dyslexia Awareness Month and How Web Accessibility Can Help

    Did you know October is Dyslexia Awareness Month? The aim of Dyslexia Awareness Month is, of course, to bring...
    October 31, 2019

    World Stroke Day: Awareness and How Web Accessibility Can Help

    October 29 is World Stroke Day, bringing awareness to the leading cause of disability and one of the leading...
    October 29, 2019

    You Might Be an Accessibility Champion If You...

    As is true of every skill or calling, even the most seasoned accessibility professional was once a novice. If you...
    October 22, 2019

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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

    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 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 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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