How to Test Your Site’s Accessibility

You know about web accessibility and why it’s important.  You know that your site should be accessible and you’d like to make that happen.  But how can you tell if your site meets the necessary requirements?   Where do you start?  Automated Web Accessibility Tests There are a lot of accessibility tests out there.   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is ARIA?

ARIA stands for Accessible Rich Internet Applications. You may also see it written WAI-ARIA, which stands for Web Accessibility Initiative – Accessible Rich Internet Applications. ARIA is a set of HTML attributes that let us add information to our elements to be used by assistive devices. Semantic HTML gives us some of this information but […]

The Benefits of Accessible Content

There are obvious benefits to creating accessible content.  Your available audience grows. You avoid legal troubles. But there are also some less obvious benefits that might surprise you.    Better Code Practices  Imagine a simple home page or a table of contents in an ePub. This may be made up of a few simple lines of […]

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