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Navigating Your Web Accessibility Project

12 Jun 2023

Managing a web accessibility project might seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right approach and web accessibility tools, you can ensure that your website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and is accessible to all users. First, let’s tackle the process of remediation. This is […]

Introducing New In-Extension Remediation Instructions

24 May 2023

With over 10,000 weekly users, the Accessible Web Helper browser extension has already become an integral part of web accessibility workflows around the world. We’ve heard from web agencies, businesses, and independent website builders about how it helps speed up their discovery of accessibility issues on a website — as well as other functionality that they would […]

Expanded Integration Between Accessible Web RAMP and Accessible Web Helper Chrome Extension

23 May 2023

Major upgrades are coming to the Accessible Web Helper Chrome extension, including workflow enhancements, improved integration with RAMP, and the ability to create Remediation Tasks directly from the plugin. Users have shared that the Chrome extension is an important part of their accessibility workflow. Based on their feedback, we’ve made major upgrades to consolidate accessibility […]

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023

17 May 2023

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is on May 18. As many of us know, accessibility is not a one-off project; it is an ongoing effort that requires knowledge, resources, and commitment. Here are some tips for celebrating and reaffirming your organization’s commitment to accessibility this GAAD. Take a course in Accessible Web Academy Did you […]

New Manual Auditing Tab in RAMP

9 May 2023

Easily organize manual testing work with the new Manual Auditing tab in RAMP. We’ve set out to make managing manual testing easier with the introduction of a new Manual Auditing tab. Since automated scanning only captures a percentage of accessibility issues, we encourage all users to perform a manual audit to reach true WCAG conformance. […]

WCAG Level AA versus AAA

2 May 2023

There are three conformance levels in the WCAG Guidelines, Level A (the lowest level), Level AA, and Level AAA (the highest level). These levels of conformance build on each other, adding additional success criteria at each level. Each level is progressively harder to achieve. Level AA is the most commonly referenced accessibility standard, cited by most laws and regulations. Level […]

New Automated Scanning View for RAMP

2 May 2023

We’ve heard your feedback and made some changes to make your favorite features easier than ever to access in RAMP. As a result, you’ll notice some changes to the navigation menu in your website’s RAMP account. There are now separate tabs for managing pages and viewing automated scan data: the “Pages” and “Automated Scanning” tabs, […]

Colorado’s New Accessibility Law for Government Entities

19 Apr 2023

If you work for a government entity in Colorado, now is the time to get serious about achieving WCAG 2.1 AA conformance. Colorado House Bill 21-1110 aims to ensure that state services, digital platforms, and content meet WCAG 2.1 AA standards for accessibility by July 1, 2024. Since we are a little more than a […]

Accessible Agency: Selling Accessibility as an Ongoing Service

19 Apr 2023

Web accessibility work is often sold as one-time project work, performed at the end of a website build, when it should be an engagement throughout a website buildout and beyond as a client’s website grows and standards change. Waiting to address accessibility until the end of website project is like building a commercial building and […]

Accessible Agency: Shifting Accessibility All the Way Left

13 Apr 2023

The best time to start addressing accessibility is from your very first conversation with the client. In developer parlance “shifting left” means performing testing and tasks typically done later in a development process to earlier steps. As a concept it’s typically meant to increase efficiency by ensuring you don’t spend too much time developing something […]