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Plain Old Semantic HTML: A Perfect Basis for Accessibility

To create web content that works for as many users as possible, websites need structure. Not every user can perceive content visually — and not every user will get the same experience from visual-first content.  (…more) Originally published as Plain Old Semantic HTML: A Perfect Basis for Accessibility at Digital Accessibility Blog

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8 Ways to Make Website Accessibility Easier (and Less Expensive)

In a 2021 Forrester study, 84% of companies said that they are working towards digital accessibility, and for good reason: People with disabilities control about $1.2 trillion in annual disposable income. Brands that make efforts towards diversity, equity, and inclusion can expand their audiences while showcasing their values. (…more) Originally published as 8 Ways to…

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AXSChat with Jennifer Nikoro – Director LBD FOUNDATION

Jennifer Nikoro is the director of LBD FOUNDATION. Jennifer Nikoro was recently appointed as a disability task force member in International Arbitration by the International Court of Arbitration in Paris. She is also a member of the Board of Appeal of Classification at the International Paralympics Committee, Germany, aimed at classifying athlete with disability for…

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Who Enforces Accessibility in Online and Digital Content?

Digital accessibility isn’t optional. Most developed nations have laws prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities, and those laws typically apply to websites and mobile applications.  (…more) Originally published as Who Enforces Accessibility in Online and Digital Content? at Digital Accessibility Blog

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What Is “Accessibility Debt”? 

If you’re ignoring accessibility, we’ve got good news and bad news.  (…more) Originally published as What Is “Accessibility Debt”?  at Digital Accessibility Blog

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4 eCommerce Statistics That Should Make Accessibility a Priority in 2022 (And Beyond)

Baymard Institute reports that 94% of the largest eCommerce websites fail to meet the Level AA requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, the consensus standards for digital accessibility. The most common accessibility failures included: (…more) Originally published as 4 eCommerce Statistics That Should Make Accessibility a Priority in 2022 (And Beyond) at…

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Why Form Labels and Instructions Are Important for Digital Accessibility

Do your users understand how to fill out your website’s forms?  (…more) Originally published as Why Form Labels and Instructions Are Important for Digital Accessibility at Digital Accessibility Blog

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Should Your Site Use the “Text” Role for Accessibility?

A growing number of developers are using role=”text” to improve mobile screen reader output. However, the “text” role isn’t technically part of WAI-ARIA, and it should be used with extreme caution.  (…more) Originally published as Should Your Site Use the “Text” Role for Accessibility? at Digital Accessibility Blog

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Ali Ingersoll, disability strategy consultant, Ms Wheelchair North Carolina 2022, blogger & publ…

Ali Ingersoll is a day trader, disability strategy consultant, Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina 2022, writer, blogger, editor, and public speaker. She started her advocacy mission after being repeatedly denied medically necessary equipment by insurance companies over the last 10 years since becoming a C6 quadriplegic and full-time wheelchair user after a shallow water diving accident.…

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How Accessible Design Can Improve 4 Key eCommerce Metrics

eCommerce metrics allow you to keep track of customer experiences and make important changes to your website. If you’re not tracking metrics, you can’t plan effectively — and if your metrics aren’t ideal, you can get back on track by adopting the best practices of web accessibility. (…more) Originally published as How Accessible Design Can…

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