Students with Disabilities Speak Out

6 Dec 2016

Rutgers Sophomore Laura Etori was leading a normal life until a rare condition known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension caused her to lose her sight three and half years ago. “My major concern was whether blindness would keep me from pursuing my education.  I had never learned Braille since I had my sight for most of my […]

Designing with Accessibility in Mind

17 Nov 2016

Accessibility = People A common misconception regarding accessibility is that is primarily for those with disabilities which is not the truth. Accessibility simply means that all people are able to access things, whether on the web or in everyday life. Wear glasses? Take them off and try going about your normal web browsing, probably not […]

Founder Peter Jewett Talks Accessibility on VPR

18 Aug 2016

Vermont Public Radio on Getting Digitally ADA Compliant Peter Jewett, founder of Accessible Web, was recently invited to speak on Vermont Public Radio about ADA compliance. From the VPR website: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. It ensured that people with disabilities had the same rights and opportunities as all Americans. For many […]

Eleven Education Institutions Voluntarily Resolve Web Accessibility Issues

14 Jul 2016

The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently reached settlements with education organizations in seven states, including Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, ensuring website accessibility for individuals with disabilities. After receiving complaints involving several organizations and initiating investigations, the OCR was approached by each of the eleven education organizations voluntarily to resolve accessibility issues […]

E*TRADE Announces Accessibility Initiative

22 Jun 2016

In a recent press release, E*Trade announced that it will be taking on a new initiative to enhance its website, mobile applications, and desktop trading and investing platforms in order to make them more accessible for customers with disabilities. E*TRADE adopted the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0 level AA as its website accessibility […]

WordPress Accessibility Standards raised to WCAG 2.0 AA

17 May 2016

In a move that will be celebrated across the internet, all future additions to the WordPress core software must be made with accessibility in mind. Noted in the code handbook: These are standards that WordPress features should meet for accessibility in order to be merged into core. All new or updated code released in WordPress must conform with the […]

Colour Contrast Analyser – a new tool to analyze color contrast of webpages

17 May 2016

Accessibility Resource Initiative The Paciello Group released a PC & Mac tool to analyze color contrast of webpages and desktop applications. New tool to analyze color contrast of Webpages and Apps Called the Colour Contrast Analyser, this tool helps you determine the legibility of text and contrast levels of visual elements, such as graphical controls and visual indicators. Allowing you to […]

Using Font Awesome with Accessibility in Mind

17 May 2016

Mega popular web icon service Font Awesome released instructions on how to better serve a more accessible web. Demonstrating minor tweaks in a Web Developer’s workflow, describing best practices, and detailing a recent update to their Content Delivery Network, creator Dave Gandy gives insight into using font awesome with accessibility in mind. From their website: Font Awesome CDN helps you automate […]

Top Recommended Screen Readers

12 Apr 2016

Screen readers are software programs that allow blind or visually impaired users to read content displayed on a computer screen with a speech synthesizer or braille display—they are the interface between the computer’s operating system, its applications, and the user. Disabled World has compiled a list of available recommended screen readers that can help the visually impaired. From the […]

Hello World – Welcome to AccessibleWeb

11 Apr 2016

Peter Jewett here, I wanted to write a quick blog post welcoming you to, a new venture we’re getting off the ground with a big mission: to make the web accessible to everyone. I was home in Maine over the Easter holiday this year, and was showing off some of my recent website development work […]