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    Improve Your Website Accessibility with a WCAG Checklist

    If you want to improve your website’s accessibility but you’re not sure where to start, here are two key things you need to know: the worldwide standard for website accessibility is WCAG 2.0 (short for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0) and using a reliable WCAG checklist will assist you meeting its requirements. Before we get […]

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    What Utilities Need to Know About Web Accessibility

    Like other businesses across the United States, utility companies must make their websites accessible. This means that anyone, including people with disabilities, can use a website without encountering barriers. If you own or operate a utility company and your website isn’t accessible – or you’re not sure if it is – put this on your […]

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    An Overview of Canada’s Accessibility Laws: A Look at the Old and the New

    One in seven Canadians over the age of 15 has a disability of some kind, according to Statistics Canada, whether it’s related to hearing, vision, mobility, memory or something else. Three-quarters of Canadians with disabilities have more than one kind1. For these individuals, being able to participate in society on par with their fellow citizens […]

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    Why You Should Go Beyond ADA Website Compliance

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that bans organizations from discriminating against people with disabilities in the course of doing business. Since using the Internet to serve and inform customers is very much a part of the way we do business, organizations’ websites are unequivocally covered by this law. These websites […]

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    Web Accessibility Toolbars: 7 Pros, 8 Cons of Automated Testing Tools

    Web accessibility – the elimination of online digital barriers – is crucial to ensure that customers and clients with disabilities can browse for information, purchase products, pay bills and use other online services. When these individuals run into accessibility problems, they can prevent them from completing these tasks. A web accessibility toolbar is one type […]

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    The WCAG 2.1 Final Draft is Here – And It’s Doable

    Last December, we discussed the new update to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which will be made official in a few months. WCAG is the world’s most widely used set of technical requirements for making digital content (web pages, apps and electronic documents such as PDF files) fully accessible to people with disabilities. The […]

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    Accessibility Checker: A First Step in Engaging a Wider Audience

    When digital properties such as websites are designed to be accessible, it means they can be used by people with different types of disabilities. It means that audio content is captioned for people who are deaf, visual content has text alternatives for people who are blind, timeout features can be adjusted or turned off for […]

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    Choosing the Right ADA Compliant Website Test: 7 Questions to Ask

    There are countless websites on the Internet that cannot be read or used by members of the world’s largest minority: people with disabilities. According to the National Business & Disability Council at The Viscardi Center in Albertson, New York, at least 90 percent of government and e-commerce websites in the U.S. have barriers that prevent […]

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    6 Must-Haves to Ensure the Workplace is ADA Compliant

    Ensuring that your business is entirely inclusive for employees and job applicants with disabilities is more than just an ethical obligation, it is a legal requirement laid out by the federal government. While the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) has existed since 1990, many employers may still have questions about how to fully comply with […]

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    Why the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines are Used So Widely

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is a set of technical requirements to follow when you want to make sure a website or app can be used by the largest group of people, including those with disabilities. (Note: Although you’ll frequently hear people use the term “WCAG 2.0 guidelines,” it’s actually redundant, when you think […]

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