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About 2.3 percent of the U.S. population has some form of visual disability. A small percentage of those people read and write in braille — and they don’t stop reading braille when they use computers and mobile devices. (…more) Originally published as 4 Common Myths About Braille and Web Accessibility at Digital Accessibility BlogRead More
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are the leading international standards for accessible web design. Understanding how these guidelines are organized can make them easier to implement, and luckily, they have a very clear system of organization: Each of the standards contributes to one of four overarching principles. According to WCAG, accessible website design should…Read More
After you’ve audited your website for conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), you’ll have a list of issues that you’ll need to address. (…more) Originally published as How Do You Prioritize Web Accessibility Fixes? 4 Tips at Digital Accessibility BlogRead More
The vast majority of websites have accessibility issues that make them less useful — or in some cases, entirely unusable — for people with disabilities. In 2021, non-profit organization WebAIM.org reported that across the top one million websites, 97.4% of home pages had detectable issues. (…more) Originally published as Low-Hanging Fruit: 4 Accessibility Issues That…Read More
Many people with vision-related disabilities use screen readers to browse the web. Screen readers typically convert text to audio, but some programs can also output text as braille — and in that case, users need an additional assistive device called a refreshable braille display. (…more) Originally published as How Do Refreshable Braille Displays Work? at…Read More
Ableism is discrimination against people with disabilities. It assumes that people with “typical” abilities do things the correct way, and that people who do things differently are less capable. (…more) Originally published as What Is Ableism? Fighting Assumptions About People with Disabilities at Digital Accessibility BlogRead More
If your brand communicates with customers via email, you should take steps to make sure your emails are accessible for everyone — and you may have a legal obligation to do so. (…more) Originally published as Do Emails Need to Be ADA Compliant? at Digital Accessibility BlogRead More
Assistive technologies provide people with a wider variety of ways to interact with digital content. In many cases, accessible tools have benefits for everyone — including people who don’t live with disabilities. (…more) Originally published as Dragon Speech Recognition: How Voice Controls Improve Accessibility at Digital Accessibility BlogRead More
What does an accessible website look like? That’s completely up to you — but adopting the best practices of web accessibility certainly won’t ruin the way your content looks. Contrary to popular misconception, content does not need to be minimalistic or “ugly” to be useful for people with disabilities. (…more) Originally published as Will Digital…Read More
To create accessible digital content, you’ll need to track your progress — and in many cases, that’s easier said than done. Since the goal of accessibility is to improve content for all people with disabilities, standard user experience (UX) metrics don’t always provide a clear picture. (…more) Originally published as Choosing Benchmarking Metrics for Website…Read More