Accessibility is a fast growing topic. Businesses that have never even heard of web accessibility or content accessibility are now finding themselves making decisions about it. And, with so many options out there, these decisions can be difficult to make. Accessibility = Opportunity The rise in accessibility lawsuits has put accessibility on the radar […]
Do You Need an Accessibility Statement?
You’ve hired an accessibility consultant, firm, or specialist. You’ve invested time, effort, and resources into ensuring that all of your users enjoy a comfortable and intuitive experience within your accessible web application or website. An Accessibility Statement is a great way to put that work on display and set a good example for your industry. […]
Accessibility Questions to Ask Your Web Developer
Your company needs a website. So you’ve decided to seek out a talented individual to build you one. You know you want a site that is functional and accessible. What questions do you need to ask to ensure that the person you’re hiring knows what they’re doing? Here are a few to get you started. […]
Answers to Common Questions About Alt Text
What is Alt Text? Alt text is an attribute added to an image to tell the browser what is contained in the image. This is important for accessibility—ensuring users on assistive devices understand the context and contents of the image. Alt text can also act as a fallback if the image is unable to render […]
How is WCAG 2.1 different from WCAG 2.0?
WCAG 2.1 adds some important guidelines to WCAG 2.0. This article will give an overview of a few of these added guidelines. In particular, we will look at the guidelines added to make the web more mobile-friendly. We will also look at some of the guidelines directed toward users with cognitive and learning disabilities. A complete list […]
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. […]
Looking Back at the Dominos Web Accessibility Lawsuit
The Topic of This Accessibility Lawsuit The Plaintiff in this case was Guillermo Robles. Robles was unable to place on order on the pizza chain’s mobile app using his screenreader software. The lawsuit alleged that this incompatibility impeded access to the franchises goods and services. Like in other web accessibility lawsuits, the plaintiff alleged that […]
What Does ADA Compliance Mean for Your Site?
If you’ve ever run a Google search for ‘web accessibility’, ‘accessible web application’, or anything similar, chances are you’ve come across the phrase ‘ADA compliance’. And it makes sense that this phrase is catching on. With accessibility lawsuits on the rise, companies looking to improve their web accessibility want to make absolutely sure that […]
The Harvard Content Accessibility Lawsuit
Here are some fast facts about the recently settled high profile web content accessibility lawsuits filed against Harvard and MIT. Both of these lawsuits were officially settled in February 2020 by way of consent decrees. Each school agreed to a new accessibility standard for all future content. They also agreed to bring all existing content […]
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. […]