Where to Start with eBook Accessibility

  Why is eBook Accessibility Important?  From a business standpoint, eBook accessibility is a pretty easy concept to follow.  More people who are able to read your eBook means a larger audience.  And a larger audience, in theory, means more sales.  But eBook Accessibility is not just a box you can check or leave unchecked.  […]

The Trouble with Accessibility Overlays

I think it’s safe to say that the word is out: accessibility overlays do not work. In fact, if you Google “accessibility overlay”, you’ll get more results about how they don’t work than results about the products themselves.  And there is plenty written about why these do not work—and how they might actually cause you some trouble.  But […]

What Does ADA Compliance Mean for Your Site?

If you’ve ever run a Google search for ‘web accessibility’, ‘accessible web application’, or anything similar, chances are you’ve come across the phrase ‘ADA compliance’.   And it makes sense that this phrase is catching on.  With accessibility lawsuits on the rise, companies looking to improve their web accessibility want to make absolutely sure that […]

The Harvard Content Accessibility Lawsuit

Here are some fast facts about the recently settled high profile web content accessibility lawsuits filed against Harvard and MIT.  Both of these lawsuits were officially settled in February 2020 by way of consent decrees.  Each school agreed to a new accessibility standard for all future content. They also agreed to bring all existing content […]

What is Section 508?

Section 508, part of the Rehabilitation Act, applies to the accessibility of electronic information technologies (EIT).  It pertains specifically to EIT utilized or managed by federal organizations.  Simply put, compliant websites or applications will provide users and employees who have a disability with all of the same information and access as users and employees who […]

Is Virtual Reality Accessible?

When most people think of virtual reality (VR), they think of video games. And it’s true that this is still the primary use case being sold by the industry. But the future of VR extends far beyond entertainment. VR and AR (Augmented Reality) are already being adapted in educational and business settings. And as the […]

The Evolution of Distance Learning

Distance learning isn’t a new thing. There are examples of distance learning dating back as far as 1728.  It fills an important role: making education more accessible and widely available.  Students in these courses don’t need to commute and enjoy much more flexibility.   Now, more people than ever are doing online classes.  And that number […]

WCAG Vocabulary Explained

WCAG is broken up into four sections that outline important accessibility considerations. But the language used to define these sections is a bit abstract.  And the items contained within these sections use some very technical language.  If you’re not a developer, it can be challenging to figure out just what these guidelines are talking about.  […]

What is WCAG 2.0?

What Does WCAG Stand For? If you’ve ever looked up ‘web accessibility’, chances are, you’ve come across WCAG, WCAG 2.0, or some variation of this. WCAG stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. WCAG 2.0 is the current working web accessibility standard. See, at the time of writing, there is no official standard for ADA compliance […]

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