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    Impacts of Economy Reopening from COVID-19 on Independence & Accessibility: A Talk with Esubalew Johnston

    Esubalew Ethan Johnston is a Social Security Administration employee from Aurora, Colorado. He is passionate about...
    June 25, 2020

    New CDC Study Reveals Autism Rates Among U.S. Adults

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published the first U.S. study of the...
    May 19, 2020

    Lawsuit: Absentee Ballots in Michigan Aren't Accessible, Putting Blind Voters at Risk, Stripping Their Rights

    Voters in Michigan are encouraged to stay home and vote via absentee ballots due to COVID-19. For voters who are...
    April 28, 2020

    Chase Opens Bank Designed to Serve Customers Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    Chase has opened a new banking location on H Street in Washington, D.C., equipped with the right technology and...
    February 3, 2020

    Live Transcribe Gives Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals Instant Captions with Speech Recognition Technology

    There's a mobile app, released by Google in February 2019, called Live Transcribe that is aimed to help people who...
    January 28, 2020

    Get Your Braille and Large Print Letters from Santa: 2019

    December is just about here and Santa’s workshop is gearing up for their annual deluge of letters to Santa from...
    November 30, 2019

    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
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    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 Are Android Accessibility Features?

    Android accessibility features allow users to customize their device by modifying accessibility settings or apps...
    June 20, 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

    The Most Common Web Accessibility Issues to Avoid

    Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) came into effect in 1990, it has required that places of public...
    November 3, 2017

    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

    Is Website Accessibility Required Under the ADA

    When the Americans with Disabilities Act became law in 1990, modern communications technologies such as the...
    April 24, 2018

    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

    ADA and Website Accessibility Compliance: What's New in 2018

    The guiding principle of digital accessibility is providing equal access to all web users, including those with a...
    September 19, 2018

    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

    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

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