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    6 Advantages of Working with a Web Accessibility Consultant

    Today’s corporate leaders have a greater understanding of the importance of accessibility than ever before. They know that inclusion of both customers and clients with disabilities is required by law. They may also realize this extends to digital technologies – that their online services, websites and apps must be free of barriers that could make […]

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    EN 301 549: The Standard for Digital Accessibility in Europe

    EN 301 549 is the European standard that sets out accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) procured by the public sector. It applies to products as well as services. Accessible ICT means that websites, electronic devices, software, mobile apps and other digital technologies like these are free of barriers that could prevent people […]

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    W3C Makes It Official: WCAG 2.1 is Ready

    On June 5, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced a major update to its Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), the world’s most widely accepted technical standard for digital accessibility1. The new version, WCAG 2.1, expands the guidance provided in the previous iteration, WCAG 2.0, to include more coverage of mobile accessibility and provisions for […]

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    Upgrade Your Knowledge: The Benefits of a Web Accessibility Course

    Does your business or organization know everything it needs to know about achieving and maintaining web accessibility? If not, you may want to invest in a web accessibility course for the employees who design, develop and update your website, its content, mobile apps and other digital properties. Web accessibility, also referred to as digital accessibility, […]

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    Choosing Accessible Technology Products: A Guide for Higher Education

    If you source or procure technology products or services for a college, university or vocational school, your employer will likely ask you – if they haven’t already – to evaluate the digital accessibility of potential vendors and what they’re selling. The problem is, if you aren’t an accessibility expert, you probably aren’t sure how to […]

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    Web Accessibility 101: A Beginner’s Guide

    What is web accessibility? It means that websites, mobile apps and other digital tools and technologies are fully usable by people with disabilities. Too often, digital properties aren’t designed or updated with accessibility in mind, and people with disabilities encounter a wide range of barriers. Web accessibility, also referred to as digital accessibility, has become […]

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    Equal Access for All: Does Your Website Comply with Accessibility Laws?

    Can everyone who lives in your town or city use your official website with ease? In the United States, local governments must comply with federal laws that promote and protect accessibility for people with disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Local governments have made significant improvements […]

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    ADA Reform: What Would It Mean for Website Accessibility?

    The Americans with Disabilities Act, in force since 1990, is a law that protects people with disabilities – the largest minority group in the country – from discrimination. Businesses are obliged to treat these individuals just like everyone else, ensuring stores and services are accessible, as long as it’s not an onerous task (accessibility must […]

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    Understanding WCAG Compliance Checkers and Their Shortfalls

    If your company has tasked you with making its website conform to the technical requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), one of the first tools you’ll likely turn to is an automated WCAG compliance checker, evaluator or validator. Many free WCAG compliance checkers are available online. They scan webpages for accessibility issues based […]

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    AODA Website Compliance: a Guide for Ontario Businesses

    If you own or operate a business or an organization in the province of Ontario, you’re likely aware of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). You may already have taken steps to meet its requirements for accessibility in some or all of the five areas it addresses: information and communications, customer service, transportation, […]

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