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 […]
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. […]
Should You Use a PDF For That?
The PDF is among the most popular file types on the internet. Almost every computer or mobile device can open a PDF and authors of PDFs have a lot of control over what the end result will look like. But there are some significant drawbacks to the PDF. Companies who utilize this file type, particularly […]
Dark Mode, Contrast, and Battery Life
Some people show up at their preferred coffee shop with a power brick for their laptop in one pocket and a USB hub for their other devices in the other. Others show up with just a laptop and a dream, casually sipping an Oat Milk Latte as the last 10% of their battery’s charge ticks […]
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. […]
What is ARIA?
ARIA stands for Accessible Rich Internet Applications. You may also see it written WAI-ARIA, which stands for Web Accessibility Initiative – Accessible Rich Internet Applications. ARIA is a set of HTML attributes that let us add information to our elements to be used by assistive devices. Semantic HTML gives us some of this information but […]
What is Semantic HTML?
What exactly is Semantic HTML? Simply put, Semantic HTML refers to HTML code written using proper and descriptive tags—also known as, you guessed it, semantic tags. Instead of simply indicating the beginning of a new section or denoting which portion of a page will carry a certain tag or ID, semantic HTML tags tell us—and […]