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    When Discussing Disabilities, Use Appropriate Language

    As your organization begins adopting an accessible mindset, you may want to open up discussions about diversity...
    August 10, 2021

    How Accessible Names Can Help (Or Frustrate) Your Users

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 includes success criteria for accessible names, which can be...
    August 9, 2021

    How Background Noise Affects Accessibility

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) contain plenty of useful guidance for developing accessible media....
    August 8, 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

    4 Digital Accessibility Features That Benefit Everyone

    Accessibility affects everyone, and all types of digital content can be improved by following the principles of...
    July 27, 2021

    Myths and Facts About Photosensitivity and Seizures

    Epilepsy affects about 50 million people worldwide according to the World Health Organization, and about 3% of...
    July 13, 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

    Accessibility Will Crown the Digital Retail Kings in the New Era of E-Commerce

    Online shopping was novel and amazing in its infancy. Over time, it became more normal and introduced unparalleled...
    June 10, 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

    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

    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

    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

    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 a11y?

    You may have seen the term "a11y" floating around the Internet as a hashtag or popping up in tech discussions....
    May 4, 2017

    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

    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

    Google's Lighthouse Accessibility Tests Are Helpful, But Not Perfect

    Google’s Chrome DevTools is an exceptionally useful resource for developers. With a few clicks, users can...
    December 3, 2021

    What's The Difference Between WCAG Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA?

    In order to embrace web accessibility as a priority, you need to set goals and track your progress. The Web...
    December 17, 2021

    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

    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

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