If you’re writing content for your website, you might be tempted to just use bold text to highlight your headings. After all, it accomplishes more or less the same thing, right? Not exactly. Here are some reasons why you should take the extra step of using actual HTML heading tags for your headings. […]
What do developers need to know about Tab Focus?
What Is Tab Focus? Users who access webpages or other content using keyboard navigation use the tab key to move between interactive elements. These elements should be toggled through in the order in which they appear on the document or web page. When an interactive element is selected, or “focused”, there should be a visual […]
What’s the Deal with HTML5?
HTML5 has been around for a very long time now. But not everyone moves at the same speed. Different browsers adopt technologies at different rates. And developers need to factor in that compatibility when they choose technologies for their projects. But, now that it’s been over 12 years since the initial release, it’s pretty safe […]
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 […]
Should You Convert Your EPUB 2 Files to EPUB 3?
The EPUB 3 standard has been around since 2011. Initially, both publishers and eReader makers were slow to adopt the new format. Because most eReaders weren’t supporting EPUB 3 files, publishers weren’t publishing EPUB 3 files. Because most publishers weren’t publishing EPUB 3 files, eReaders weren’t supporting EPUB 3 files. Fortunately, that stalemate has […]
What is ePub 3?
What is an ePub? ePub is a dynamic, widely supported format for eBooks. The ePub format gained popularity over the years by offering a more flexible reading experience than other, more static formats like PDF. That’s because ePubs are actually made up of the same code that is used to create websites. ePub files are […]
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 […]
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. […]
What is WCAG 2.0?
What Does WCAG Stand For? If you’ve ever looked up ‘web accessibility’, chances are, you’ve come across WCAG, WCAG 2.0, or some variation of this. WCAG stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. WCAG 2.0 is the current working web accessibility standard. See, at the time of writing, there is no official standard for ADA compliance […]
How Semantic HTML Tags Make Your Content Accessible
Web and Digital Content Accessibility Starts with HTML The HTML structure of a website is like a roadmap. It tells your browser where elements should go on the page and denotes the relationships of those elements with other resources, such as an external CSS stylesheet or external scripts. Just like a roadmap, your HTML can […]