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Client Highlight: Sparkpath

10 Jan 2022

We congratulate our amazing client, Sparkpath, on achieving WCAG 2.1 AA conformance on their site MySparkpath.com! Their physical and digital tools let students take control of their future by allowing them to explore their passions in meaningful ways. They provide students with confidence, knowledge, and access to explore career paths. A commitment to web accessibility is […]

New Feature: Scan Behind Login Forms

21 Jan 2022

We are excited to announce that Accessible Console now supports scanning behind HTTP Authentification and advanced login forms! Whether your website/application is already well established or still in the design and development stages, Accessible Web Console gives you the tools you need, when you need them, to demystify the web accessibility process. Advanced scanning behind […]

A Q&A with our New Team Member, Gianna Barnhart

17 Jan 2022

Last month, Gianna Barnhart joined Accessible Web as our Sales Development Representative. A Champlain College alumn, she recognizes the importance of web accessibility as the web becomes increasingly integral to our daily lives. Through first-hand experience in college, she became aware of the inaccessibility on the web that still exists today. We’re excited to see […]

Do Away with Overlays

6 Jan 2022

Companies advertising overlays and automated accessibility “solutions” are selling the perception of accessibility, not the real deal. What is an overlay? Overlays are website add-on products that aim to improve website accessibility instantly, by adding as little as one line of code. Companies advertise overlays, plugins, and toolbar widgets as cheap and automated accessibility fixes. […]

UX Testing – Refreshable Braille Displays

4 Jan 2022

User experience testing with real users will identify accessibility and usability issues not captured through automated processes. Our experienced testers will navigate through your website using their assistive technology, including refreshable braille displays. What is Braille? Braille is a symbolic system used to represent print using raised dots that a person with visual impairments can […]

Clear, Concise, and Convenient: The Importance of Plain Language

30 Dec 2021

Learn how using plain language can improve user experience, make web content more accessible to everyone, and even boost your SEO rankings. What is plain language? Plain language is simple, straightforward, and easy to understand communication. The Plain Writing Act of 2010 defines plain language as: Writing that is clear, concise, well-organized, and follows other […]

A Year in Review

22 Dec 2021

Happy Holidays from the Accessible Web team! This past year has been full of growth and exciting developments over here at Accessible Web, and we wanted to take a moment to thank our community for being a part of our mission to make the web accessible for everyone. We have a lot to celebrate this […]

Bytes.co’s WAS Certified Team Grows

7 Dec 2021

Your web accessibility journey requires a team effort. There are a lot of moving parts to achieve conformance. This is why we partner up with our parent company, Bytes.co, for accessible design and development jobs. From building from scratch to accessibility remediation support, they can help. Our teams can step in for organizations without a […]

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities Day 2021

2 Dec 2021

The annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities Day is on December 3rd. Every year, this day is about raising awareness of the inequalities that people with disabilities face — and joining the fight to change this. This year’s theme is “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable post-COVID-19 […]

A Fun Look into Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

9 Nov 2021

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act was monumental in advancing the accessibility rights movement. It protected against federal institutions discriminating against people with disabilities and gave way to the Americans with Disabilities Act. This Drunk History video provides a fun yet digestible look at the protests which allowed for change to happen. We recognize this […]