Category: Tips, Tools, & Tutorials

A Case for Usability and UX Testing

4 Mar 2022

“Nothing About Us, Without Us” If your website hasn’t been tested by real assistive technology users, how do you know it’s truly barrier-free for people with disabilities? You really can’t. That’s why it’s important to include people with disabilities in your web design and accessibility remediation process. Usability/UX testing is your opportunity to have real […]

Shopify and Web Accessibility

16 Mar 2022

Over the last couple of years, Shopify has done a great job responding to the wave of accessibility lawsuits and helping eCommerce customers solve accessibility issues. Shopify provides Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) for many of their products, including their popular Debut theme and Checkout interface. Shopify is accessible right out-of-the-box, but the responsibility for […]

The Value of Ongoing Page Monitoring for Accessibility

24 Feb 2022

Accessibility is an ongoing process–every comprehensive accessibility strategy includes a plan for ongoing page monitoring. Learn how automated page monitoring tools can help you maintain accessibility after your initial audit and remediation engagement. Keeping up with and fixing accessibility issues as they arise demonstrates your commitment to creating a barrier-free experience for users with disabilities. […]

New Feature: Scan Behind Login Forms

21 Jan 2022

We are excited to announce that Accessible RAMP now supports scanning behind HTTP Authentification and advanced login forms! Whether your website/application is already well established or still in the design and development stages, Accessible Web RAMP gives you the tools you need, when you need them, to demystify the web accessibility process. Advanced scanning behind […]

A11Y Center: Take Pride in Your Web Accessibility Work

31 Jan 2022

It is never too early to install Accessible Web’s A11Y Center on your website. Show the world that you’re dedicated to making your website accessible to everyone, including those who use assistive technology. What is the A11Y Center? The A11Y Center provides a variety of resources and accessibility information to your users. It is fast […]

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 […]

What to Look For When Hiring A Web Accessibility Agency

2 Apr 2021

Starting a web accessibility project from scratch can be overwhelming. Balancing design, coding, UX testing, and managing teams can add to the stress of learning exactly what web accessibility is. Hiring a web accessibility agency can relieve a lot of that pressure. However, there are many agencies that promise web accessibility. Sorting through the list […]

A11y Updates: Instagram, Twitch, and Zoom

24 Dec 2020

This past August we published a blog post showcasing some of the latest A11y Updates for Windows, Firefox, and Apple. For our next installment in this series, we’re talking about accessibility updates to Instagram, Twitch, and Zoom! We love seeing companies taking strides to create a more inclusive experience on the web and hope that […]

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 […]