Category: Tips, Tools, & Tutorials

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 […]

Designing with Accessibility in Mind

17 Nov 2016

Accessibility = People A common misconception regarding accessibility is that is primarily for those with disabilities which is not the truth. Accessibility simply means that all people are able to access things, whether on the web or in everyday life. Wear glasses? Take them off and try going about your normal web browsing, probably not […]

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 […]