Accessibility Questions to Ask Your Web Developer

Your company needs a website.  So you’ve decided to seek out a talented individual to build you one.  You know you want a site that is functional and accessible.  What questions do you need to ask to ensure that the person you’re hiring knows what they’re doing?  Here are a few to get you started.  […]

What You Should Know About Content Conversion

With modern technology, content conversion may seem like a non-issue.  A task, like converting a Word document to a PDF or a PDF to an ePub is something that you can do with just a couple clicks, right?  Well, it’s not exactly that simple.  Accessibility Not Guaranteed Just because content fits a format, doesn’t mean […]

Can AI Write Your Alt Text?

Not too many years ago, visual recognition software would’ve sounded like something out of a science fiction movie. Today, many tech companies have software like this available. These technologies use AI and machine learning to parse images and identify their subject matter.  One huge use case for this technology is alt text for images.   […]

How To Make Your PDF Accessible

There are a lot of ways to get information to your designated audience these days.  From web pages to spreadsheets to ePubs to ASCII art.  And sometimes, a PDF is a great option.  But not all PDFs are made with accessibility in mind.  If you’re not careful, you could risk alienating a large chunk of […]

Should You Use a PDF For That?

The PDF is among the most popular file types on the internet. Almost every computer or mobile device can open a PDF and authors of PDFs have a lot of control over what the end result will look like. But there are some significant drawbacks to the PDF. Companies who utilize this file type, particularly […]

Is Remote Learning Accessible?

Remote learning has become an integral part of many students’ lives.   Whether they’re participating in hybrid classes or going fully remote, students are spending more time than ever in virtual classrooms.  And that has brought both benefits and challenges–especially when it comes to accessibility.  Here are some ways educators can ensure their virtual classrooms […]

Two New Accessibility Features for iOS 14

The recently released iOS 14 brings some very exciting new accessibility features to iPhone.  It also provides updates and added functionality to existing features such as VoiceOver and Magnifier. Let’s take a look at two of the standouts. Back Tap  Though it’s listed under the Accessibility menu, Back Tap is a feature that anyone with […]

How is WCAG 2.1 different from WCAG 2.0?

WCAG 2.1 adds some important guidelines to WCAG 2.0. This article will give an overview of a few of these added guidelines.  In particular, we will look at the guidelines added to make the web more mobile-friendly. We will also look at some of the guidelines directed toward users with cognitive and learning disabilities. A complete list […]

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