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Digital Accessibility Newsletter
April 2019

Great new series! Tips to make web browsing easier with diverse disabilities.

Even when websites prioritize accessibility and follow standards like the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, there can still be barriers and difficulties. If you experience any challenges and are looking for some tips, check these out. Or, if you know anyone who can benefit from these tips, please share!

Calling all digital content creators: Checklist for creating accessible videos

You may use videos in your content marketing strategy and you probably know that they get more shares and likes than any other kind of content.

But did you know that not everyone can consume video content unless it’s made accessible? What about the fact that 85% of Facebook videos are watched without sound?

To make your videos usable for everyone, reach a broader audience, and boost SEO, there are steps you can take to create accessible videos — like adding captions and transcripts.

Official checklist for creating accessible videos

You can start to check your website’s accessibility right now

To identify and fix all accessibility issues a site may have, and to achieve digital compliance, it is true that you need to align yourself with an experienced accessibility partner.

However, if you’re not ready to go all-in yet, don’t let that stop you from doing what you can now.

Do you have color blindness? Do you even know?

Color blindness, although a sometimes-misleading and often-misunderstood term, is generally used as a blanket statement to describe people’s vision with any deficiencies in color perception.

Many people may go years or a lifetime without realizing that they see color differently than others. Self-tests aren’t perfect and on digital devices colors can be skewed, but it can still be interesting to explore tests and see for yourself if you might have deficiencies in color perception — like the 8% of males that do.

Check out color blindness tests

The myth of the one-time fix for accessibility

Unicorns. Wish-granting genies. Fixing a website once for accessibility and forgetting about it.

We want these to exist, but as far as we can tell, they don’t.

Technology is not stagnant, and so as content, assistive tech, web browsers, and people’s habits evolve, accessibility efforts must be monitored and evolve, too. If this sounds daunting, it doesn’t need to be — you have an accessibility partner to help you achieve, maintain, and prove digital compliance.

We already fixed our website for accessibility: are we done?


Contact us now for help with your digital accessibility initiatives




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