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    WCAG 2.1 | Validator, Checklist, and Live Human Testing

    A Web Content Accessibility Guidelines validator is an excellent tool for making your website accessible to a larger audience, but the tool is just one component in the larger process of making your website accessible to people with disabilities. When conducting a web accessibility evaluation, your organization should also run through an accessibility checklist and […]

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    ADA Website Compliance Deadline: 2020 and Beyond

    The future of the next Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website compliance deadline is uncertain going into 2020 because of the timing of the last Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act update and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 update.¹ ² The World Wide Web Consortium issued the finalized WCAG 2.1 in June 2018; however, […]

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    Section 504: Responsibilities and Requirements

    Digital accessibility is an important part of the modern classroom. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires education institutions to accommodate students with disabilities so all students have equal academic opportunities.¹ You may know the term “504 plan,” which refers to a student’s individualized accommodations.² This act and the ADA guidelines provide students […]

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    How to Comply with Section 508: Guide to Getting There

    Everyone wins when Information and Communication Technology (ICT) reaches Section 508 compliance. Section 508 is an amendment of the United States Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that extends protections for individuals with disabilities to websites run by the government and organizations that receive government funding. If your business’ ICT isn’t Section 508 compliant, your business could […]

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    ADA Website Accessibility Requirements and Guidelines

    People with disabilities are all around us. They live in every country and often differently experience life compared to people who don’t have emotional, mental, or physical disabilities. Around 15 percent of the global population is classified as disabled. Of this 15 percent, an estimated 190 million people experience significant disabilities.¹ The sheer number of […]

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    WCAG Remediation Solutions: Validators and Testing

    If you’ve been learning about the importance of web accessibility remediation solutions, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) validators, and why it’s necessary to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, you probably also have many questions about how to make your website compliant. Accessibility remediation is the term used to explain the process of […]

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    7 Digital Accessibility Regulations Misconceptions

    Just about every company eventually needs to build a website. While discussing design elements, content, and layout, there is one question that is often forgotten: “Does my website successfully meet the needs of individuals with disabilities?” People tend to forget this question because they simply lack awareness. The following laws protect the rights of individuals […]

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    Web Accessibility Standards, Guidelines, Laws and Compliance

    According to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) website accessibility is the practice of removing barriers so people with disabilities can “perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the web”. When websites are designed and developed with accessibility in mind all visitors have equal access to site content. Why Does Website Accessibility Matter? The web accessibility […]

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    eSSENTIAL Accessibility Secures $16 Million in Growth Funding

    Starting the new year on a high note, this week eSSENTIAL Accessibility announced the close of a $16 million USD investment round led by Lead Edge Capital—a growth stage investment fund with a portfolio of companies across the internet, software and consumer spaces, including names like Asana, Duo Security, Spotify, Toast, TransferWise and Uber. As […]

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    Web Content Accessibility Guidelines – What is WCAG?

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are an important asset for businesses, organizations, and other entities who want to make their digital content accessible to all people.¹ Just like the name states, the WCAG is a step-by-step set of technical requirements explaining how you can make your website, app or other digital properties accessible to […]

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