You’re a web developer. Your clients expect you to be an expert on all things web development. So it’s up to you to make sure that when it comes to the details of their big project, they’re making good decisions. That’s especially important when it comes to accessibility. Many people don’t give much thought as […]
Can AI Write Your Alt Text?
Not too many years ago, visual recognition software would’ve sounded like something out of a science fiction movie. Today, many tech companies have software like this available. These technologies use AI and machine learning to parse images and identify their subject matter. One huge use case for this technology is alt text for images. […]
How To Make Your PDF Accessible
There are a lot of ways to get information to your designated audience these days. From web pages to spreadsheets to ePubs to ASCII art. And sometimes, a PDF is a great option. But not all PDFs are made with accessibility in mind. If you’re not careful, you could risk alienating a large chunk of […]
How Will Machine Learning Affect Digital Accessibility?
Machine Learning will be incredibly important in the advancement of digital accessibility. But what will that advancement look it? And what can Machine Learning actually do for web and content accessibility? Better, More Comprehensive Testing Automated testing is a powerful tool for web accessibility and many great tests already exist. WAVE is a good one […]
How to Test Your Site’s Accessibility
You know about web accessibility and why it’s important. You know that your site should be accessible and you’d like to make that happen. But how can you tell if your site meets the necessary requirements? Where do you start? Automated Web Accessibility Tests There are a lot of accessibility tests out there. […]
Where to Start with eBook Accessibility
Why is eBook Accessibility Important? From a business standpoint, eBook accessibility is a pretty easy concept to follow. More people who are able to read your eBook means a larger audience. And a larger audience, in theory, means more sales. But eBook Accessibility is not just a box you can check or leave unchecked. […]
What is Section 508?
Section 508, part of the Rehabilitation Act, applies to the accessibility of electronic information technologies (EIT). It pertains specifically to EIT utilized or managed by federal organizations. Simply put, compliant websites or applications will provide users and employees who have a disability with all of the same information and access as users and employees who […]
WCAG Vocabulary Explained
WCAG is broken up into four sections that outline important accessibility considerations. But the language used to define these sections is a bit abstract. And the items contained within these sections use some very technical language. If you’re not a developer, it can be challenging to figure out just what these guidelines are talking about. […]
The Benefits of Accessible Content
There are obvious benefits to creating accessible content. Your available audience grows. You avoid legal troubles. But there are also some less obvious benefits that might surprise you. Better Code Practices Imagine a simple home page or a table of contents in an ePub. This may be made up of a few simple lines of […]
Accessibility Consulting Red Flags
Digital accessibility is becoming more and more of a concern for businesses and organizations that utilize web applications or digital content. There are some obvious ethical and practical reasons behind this. And there are some very compelling legal reasons behind it as well. From the year 2017 to 2018, the number of web accessibility lawsuits […]