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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 […]

DOJ Reaches an Agreement with Rite Aid on Web Accessibility

4 Nov 2021

On November 1st, the Department of Justice and Rite Aid agreed to make the Rite Aid Vaccine Registration Portal meet WCAG 2.1 conformance. This came after a compliance review conducted by the government, which found that the website had several accessibility issues. According to the court documents, user testing with assistive technology showed that: “Certain […]

Accessible Web Attends Educause

28 Oct 2021

This week, Accessible Web had the pleasure of attending Educause, a conference for the community focused on advancing higher education through information technology. Being around a community that shares a similar mission of improvement was a great experience. Web accessibility in education is about making advancements by removing barriers for students. Students should focus on […]

A Q&A with our new team member, Ben Turner

14 Oct 2021

Ben joined our team as an accessibility auditor last month. Passionate about accessibility, he is joining Accessible Web in our mission to make the internet accessible to everyone, regardless of ability. Join us in welcoming Ben, and learn more about his background from our Q&A below: Where are you from? I was born in Orlando, […]