Category: Tips, Tools, & Tutorials

Easy Ways to Make Social Media Posts Accessible

16 Jun 2020

We talk a LOT about making web content and functionality accessible and how doing so takes a commitment and sometimes, a lot of work. Something that doesn’t take much time–but is often overlooked when discussing accessibility– is social media.  Luckily several social media platforms make it fairly easy to create accessible posts. Here’s an overview […]

Assistive Technology Focus: Keyboard

2 Jun 2020

Imagine not being able to use a mouse or touch-pad to use your computer. Folks with motor disabilities, vision issues–including blindness– or even a broken hand are not able to use a mouse to point to items on the screen, click on check-boxes or “right click.” This is where the trusty keyboard comes in–and considering […]

Assistive Technology Focus: Captioning, Transcripts and Audio Descriptions

12 May 2020

I love captioning. I realized that I understand content, easily retain information and enjoy my viewing experiences more when I watch videos, TV and movies with the text right on my screen. Plus, I rarely need to backtrack to figure out what a character in a movie or show said! This is an example of […]

Accessible Video Conferencing While Social Distancing & Working From Home

7 Apr 2020

To date, most states in the U.S. have some type of “stay at home” or “shelter in place” order to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Many are relying on video conferencing tools to socialize and stay connected to friends and family. These video conferencing tools have become even more important for the almost 30% of […]

Are JavaScript Based Accessibility Toolbars a Viable Way to Meet ADA Compliance?

6 Nov 2019

The digital accessibility industry is flooded with companies selling accessibility toolbars that allow users to change font specific settings, contrast settings, use a built-in screen reader and other accessibility-based site adjustments. Many of these companies claim guaranteed ADA compliance, just by purchasing a subscription to the toolbar and by implementing it onto your site. I […]

What is a VPAT?

11 Sep 2019

If you have created a digital product or service that is used by federal government employees or if you receive funding from the federal government, you need a VPAT® (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template®). A VPAT® is a document table that contains information about how an ICT (information & communications technology) product or service conforms with […]

Legal Considerations

13 Jul 2018

Navigating the accessibility requirements for your organization can be challenging. Not to mention, there aren’t any firmly established laws that apply to all businesses and require actual compliance. The following questions may help identify how the legal and policy aspects of Web accessibility apply to your organization:* Is your business or organization required by law or other […]

Standards & Guidelines

13 Apr 2018

Accessibility guidelines were built to help businesses and organizations deliver content on the web in a way that makes it easy for everyone to gain meaning of the content. The web audience is diverse and some users rely on assistive technology or special user agents to help them navigate. From these guidelines, a set of […]

Common Accessibility Challenges

13 Apr 2018

Web Accessibility applies to a variety of components, not exclusively to Web Content. Because we specialize in Web Design and Development, we cover common accessibility challenges related to the Web Content component and outlined in W3C’s Recommendations for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. Websites Built from Templates Websites built off of existing templates are […]