The Very Basics of Screen Readers

One of my biggest misconceptions when I first started learning about accessibility was… well, basically everything I thought I knew about assistive technology.   When we talk about accessibility, we talk a lot about screen readers and other assistive devices.   And if you’ve never used or been around this kind of technology, it’s easy […]

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.   […]

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 […]

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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