Accessibility Vocabulary Check: POUR?

Pour is an acronym that the WCAG uses to describe accessibility. Each letter stands for one of the four principles of content accessibility. These principles break down important considerations for ensuring that content, web or otherwise, is accessible to as wide an audience as possible. This blog will break down each letter of POUR to […]

The Right Mindset for A11y

Accessibility is a fast growing topic. Businesses that have never even heard of web accessibility or content accessibility are now finding themselves making decisions about it.  And, with so many options out there, these decisions can be difficult to make.   Accessibility = Opportunity The rise in accessibility lawsuits has put accessibility on the radar […]

How Do eBooks Help Readers with Dyslexia?

What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is a very common learning disorder that affects around 20 percent of the population.  Dyslexia is a much broader term than most people realize.  Simply put, it refers to a person with otherwise normal intelligence having difficulties associated with reading. The reason for that difficulty could be that the reader has […]

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 […]

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