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Accessible Web Auditor Coauthors Web Accessibility Study

8 Mar 2023

Our own Meagan Griffith coauthored an article in the journal Interacting with Computers. The research paper entitled “Quantifying the Cost of Web Accessibility Barriers for Blind Users” looks at the issue of web accessibility from a different angle than many of the articles on the subject that come before it. Lots of research has been […]

Automated WCAG Scanning Versus Manual Auditing of Websites

6 Feb 2023

In the journey of making an accessible website addressing WCAG conformance, the process of aligning a website’s code and content to internationally recognized standards, is often the bulk of the project. Fortunately, automated website scanners, like the one found in RAMP, speed up this work by surfacing a wide range of accessibility issues across a […]

Introducing RAMP Remediation Recommendations

6 Dec 2022

RAMP’s new recommendations feature surfaces the most pervasive accessibility issues quickly, makes it easy to turn a recommendation into a task, and automatically closes out tasks once rescanned to verify a fix. Automated page scanning is a great tool to quickly identify accessibility issues on a website. While scanning only identifies some types of issue […]

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. It is completed using web accessibility tools […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]