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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 AccessibleWeb.com, 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 […]