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What’s the Acceptable Format for Media Captions and Transcripts? 

Captions and transcripts are essential accessibility features. They’re also good for business: studies show that people of all abilities are more likely to watch videos — and remember brands — when they have access to text alternatives. (…more) Originally published as What’s the Acceptable Format for Media Captions and Transcripts?  at Digital Accessibility Blog

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The Nova Scotia Accessibility Act and WCAG: An Overview

The Nova Scotia Accessibility Act became law in April 2017 with the passage of Bill 59. Officially titled “An Act Respecting Accessibility in Nova Scotia,” the legislation is one of several major accessibility directives specific to Canadian provinces.  (…more) Originally published as The Nova Scotia Accessibility Act and WCAG: An Overview at Digital Accessibility Blog

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How to Make Your Website’s Terms and Conditions Page Accessible

Your terms and conditions page is an essential legal agreement between your organization and its users. As such, it’s important to consider accessibility when planning your content.  (…more) Originally published as How to Make Your Website’s Terms and Conditions Page Accessible at Digital Accessibility Blog

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What is the Accessibility Canada Act?

The Accessibility Canada Act (ACA) is a landmark non-discrimination law that applies to most organizations in Canada that fall under federal jurisdiction. The ACA officially began on July 11, 2019, and the act is part of a larger program that intends to remove barriers that affect Canadians with disabilities by 2040.  (…more) Originally published as…

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Examples of Text Alternatives to Non-Text Content

Text alternatives play a crucial role in digital accessibility. In fact, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) addresses alternative text in its very first guideline, “Non-Text Content.” This is a Level A success criterion, which means that content that fails the guideline cannot be considered reasonably accessible. (…more) Originally published as Examples of Text Alternatives…

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Is It Okay to Hide Content from Screen Readers?

Screen reader support is an essential component of web accessibility. When you’re developing content, your goal is to provide screen reader users with the same essential experience as visual users — and in certain situations, that might mean hiding content from the accessibility API (application programming interface).  (…more) Originally published as Is It Okay to…

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Why Reflow Is Essential for Web Accessibility

In web design, supporting reflow refers to the process of fitting content to match the user’s viewport. The viewport is the visible area of the page, which may change depending on the user’s web browser, device, and preferences.  (…more) Originally published as Why Reflow Is Essential for Web Accessibility at Digital Accessibility Blog

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Is Going from H1 to H3 Okay for WCAG Conformance?

When you’re building a brand-new website, it’s easy to ignore the best practices of HTML. Your goal is to create beautiful, engaging content that keeps viewers’ interest — but if you don’t pay attention to accessibility, you may make mistakes that limit your audience. (…more) Originally published as Is Going from H1 to H3 Okay…

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Busting Barriers: ADHD and ADA Accommodations at Work

When I speak to other ADHDers who were diagnosed as adults, they share a common refrain: “Why didn’t anybody tell me sooner?” No, it’s not supposed to be hard to sustain friendships or clean the house. In fact, there are…
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Busting Barriers: ADHD and ADA Accommodations at Work

When I speak to other ADHDers who were diagnosed as adults, they share a common refrain: “Why didn’t anybody tell me sooner?” No, it’s not supposed to be hard to sustain friendships or clean the house. In fact, there are…
The post Busting Barriers: ADHD and ADA Accommodations at Work appeared first on Rooted in Rights.

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