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Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) is a popular option for presenting and sharing electronic documents. Unfortunately, while the format is robust enough to maintain presentation on different operating systems, PDFs can have accessibility barriers that affect users with disabilities. (…more) Originally published as 6 Common PDF Accessibility Mistakes at Digital Accessibility BlogRead More
Inclusive design means making all of your content accessible for as many users as possible. That’s still true when you’re implementing features that rely on a certain type of sensory perception. (…more) Originally published as Interactive Maps and Accessibility: 4 Tips at Digital Accessibility BlogRead More
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 5.4 million U.S. adults live with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Worldwide, an estimated 1 in 100 children has autism, which often presents with co-occurring conditions like anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and epilepsy. (…more) Originally published as 4 Myths About Internet Users with Autism…Read More
Testing emails for accessibility can be challenging. While numerous tools are available for HTML accessibility testing, emails aren’t always viewed in web browsers — and different email clients may display your content in very different ways. (…more) Originally published as 4 Tips for Testing HTML Emails for Accessibility at Digital Accessibility BlogRead More
Hyperlinks can be styled with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to make them more visually appealing. One common tactic is to create a hover link, which changes its appearance when the user hovers over it with their mouse. (…more) Originally published as Making Hover Links Accessible: 4 Quick Tips at Digital Accessibility BlogRead More
With the upcoming release of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.2, you might have some questions about how WCAG changes over time. (…more) Originally published as How New Criteria Is Added To WCAG: A Brief Overview at Digital Accessibility BlogRead More
When creating accessible web content, you need to test your work — and while automated tools can find many of the barriers that affect users with disabilities, manual testing is essential. (…more) Originally published as What Screen Readers Work Best for Web Accessibility Testing? at Digital Accessibility BlogRead More
Most public, private, and non-profit organizations that operate in Manitoba (Canada’s fifth-most populous province) must comply with the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA). Like other provincial non-discrimination laws — most notably, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) — the AMA requires businesses to maintain accessible websites and other digital resources. (…more) Originally published…Read More
If you’re evaluating your website with an automated accessibility tool, you might see an error that references “missing input labels” or “missing form labels.” (…more) Originally published as Missing Input Labels: How to Fix a Common Accessibility Issue at Digital Accessibility BlogRead More
When I say “inaccessibility,” what’s the first thing you think of? You might envision something like a set of stairs, a broken elevator, or a car that’s been carelessly parked in front of a ramp. These do create accessibility barriers for people with mobility challenges such as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) or other disabilities. These […]
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