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Web Accessibility Checkers: A Key Strategy

27 Jul 2022

Web accessibility checkers can and should be a part of your digital accessibility roadmap, however they are only a single piece of a broader web accessibility strategy.   What are accessibility checkers? Web accessibility checkers automatically scan pages on your website or application and give a score based on the presence of certain failure criteria. […]

Why We Score Webpages and the Improvements We’re Making

17 Nov 2022

Our free Website Accessibility Checker and the RAMP platform have scanned and scored millions of webpages and applications. Along with specifying what on a given webpage doesn’t conform to WCAG standards, Accessible Web’s RAMP platform offers a numerical score to help our users prioritize their efforts and document progress over time. RAMP already makes the […]

How to perform a web accessibility (WCAG) audit

4 Nov 2022

What is a Web Accessibility Audit? A web accessibility audit is a process by which you test a website or web application against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). This type of assessment gives you an understanding of how usable your website is for people who use assistive technologies.  Why should I have a WCAG […]

Proud Winners of the Spirit of the ADA Award 2022

26 Oct 2022

On October 24th, the Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities in the State of Vermont presented Accessible Web with the Spirit of the ADA Award. The Spirit of the ADA Award rewards individuals and businesses who reflect the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act in employment practices. These practices include: accessibility, recruiting, […]

Agency Webinar: Web Accessibility

14 Sep 2022

As a web agency, coming up with web accessibility solutions for your clients can be a real challenge. With each of your customers having slightly different needs, it can be tricky to create offerings that apply to all customers while still making business sense. At Accessible Web, we’ve built a strategy playbook and a suite […]

When Disability Activists Influenced History: The Capitol Crawl

25 Jul 2022

On March 13, 1990, disability rights activists and protestors with disabilities marched from the White House to gather at the U.S. Capitol building to protest the efforts within the U.S. Senate to stall and stop the Americans with Disabilities Act from passing. On this day, the “Capitol Crawl,” as it would come to be called, […]

The Curb Cut Effect: 7 Ways the ADA is for Everyone

25 Jul 2022

Laws, programs, and accommodations designed to help people with disabilities often end up benefiting all of society. This is called the Curb-Cut Effect.  The ADA was the first piece of legislation to prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all places open to the general […]

WCAG 2.1 vs 2.2

15 Jul 2022

WCAG 2.2 guidelines are an updated set of web accessibility standards being drafted by the W3C. Their upcoming release contains new success criteria that builds on the WCAG 2.1 standard while still leaving the existing guidelines intact. Understanding WCAG 2.2 vs WCAG 2.1 is an important step for your organization’s long term web accessibility strategy. What’s […]

What You Need to Know About CO HB-1110

5 Jul 2022

What is CO HB-1110? Colorado’s state legislature recently passed House Bill (HB) 1110 making it the first state to require state and local governments to be compliant with digital accessibility standards. These standards already existed at the federal level, but codifying them into state law gives more legal power to those who face discrimination and […]

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template – VPAT

21 Jun 2022

Your VPAT or Voluntary Product Accessibility Template tells users how accessible your product or services is for users with assistive technologies. What is a VPAT?  A VPAT is a document used to help users of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) make informed decisions before engaging with a service or product. The first iteration of this document […]