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What is a VPAT?

31 May 2024

A VPAT, short for Voluntary Product Accessibility Template, is a document that organizations complete to demonstrate their dedication to creating products that are accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. It serves as a formal declaration of compliance with accessibility standards, reflecting a commitment not just to ethical principles but also to adhering to […]

Navigating Your Web Accessibility Project

12 Jun 2023

Managing a web accessibility project might seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right approach and web accessibility tools, you can ensure that your website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and is accessible to all users. First, let’s tackle the process of remediation. This is […]

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023

17 May 2023

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is on May 18. As many of us know, accessibility is not a one-off project; it is an ongoing effort that requires knowledge, resources, and commitment. Here are some tips for celebrating and reaffirming your organization’s commitment to accessibility this GAAD. Take a course in Accessible Web Academy Did you […]

WCAG Level AA versus AAA

2 May 2023

There are three conformance levels in the WCAG Guidelines, Level A (the lowest level), Level AA, and Level AAA (the highest level). These levels of conformance build on each other, adding additional success criteria at each level. Each level is progressively harder to achieve. Level AA is the most commonly referenced accessibility standard, cited by most laws and regulations. Level […]

What’s new in WCAG 2.2?

5 Apr 2023

This post was updated on August 11, 2023. We get questions on a daily basis about 2.2 so we asked our WCAG expert Alaina Birney, CPWA, to discuss the upcoming changes. We’ve included her detailed notes below. WCAG 2.2 is now available across our suite of tools! Start scanning now or get in touch to […]

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 […]

Do Away with Overlays

6 Jan 2022

Companies advertising overlays and automated accessibility “solutions” are selling the perception of accessibility, not the real deal. What is an overlay? Overlays are website add-on products that aim to improve website accessibility instantly, by adding as little as one line of code. Companies advertise overlays, plugins, and toolbar widgets as cheap and automated accessibility fixes. […]

Covid-19 Vaccine Website Accessibility

11 Mar 2021

As state Covid-19 Vaccine websites go live, there is a clear lack of accessible framework. When providing a product as crucial as a life-saving vaccine, there is little room for inaccessibility. Facebook groups have popped up helping connect volunteers with those who are unable to sign up for vaccines. Many of the barriers faced in […]

Accessible Web to Attend Axe-Con

8 Mar 2021

To us, being an a11y means never stop learning and growing our accessibility efforts. Opportunities such as Axe-Con are the perfect opportunity for our team to learn from trusted industry leaders. Axe-Con, named after Deque System’s Axe-core project, will focus on the current state of web accessibility and how it can grow further. The Axe-core […]

Why Voting Must Be Accessible to All & How It Isn’t

27 Oct 2020

If voting is a civic duty, shouldn’t all voters have access to all steps of the process? As state and federal elections draw near this question is urgent and, because of Covid-19 in-person options for voting are more risky or, just plan unavailable. Unfortunately when it comes to digital access, voting is not an easy […]