WCAG 2.0 Posts

New DOT Rules Means Greater Access for Air Travelers

By Mark Miller on November 15, 2013

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As Americans continue to rely on the web to perform everyday functions like shopping, banking and travel, web accessibility rises to the surface as a growing concern. In a major effort to make online communications accessible, DOT has implemented new rules as part of their continuing implementation of the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986.

Challenges with VPATs

By Kathy Wahlbin on November 6, 2013

Evaluating a product for accessibility can be challenging. How do you know a product is really accessible? What can you do to verify the information in a VPAT? VPAT stands for Voluntary Product Accessibility Template. Organizations request VPATs for products to determine if it is accessible but how do you know if that information is correct and if the product is really accessible. In this session you will learn what a VPAT is and what you can do...

Accessibility Drives Web Traffic

By Rosemary Musachio on October 18, 2013

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If you have an accessible website, more persons with disabilities will frequent it.  By word of mouth, its good reputation will start to permeate the community of users with disabilities.  They might spread the word that all active elements are keyboard accessible, all images have proper text equivalents, and content has sufficient color contrast.  Since there are about one billion users with disabilities worldwide, accessible sites have the...

Accessible Comedy: AODA Enabling Change Series Reviewed

By Mark Miller on October 15, 2013

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When a video goes viral no one ever says, “This video was so serious and informative, I just had to share it.” No, they’re usually belly laughing when they click the share button. Unfortunately, the subject of digital accessibility doesn’t inspire laughter. And in the Section 508 guidelines, there isn’t a single punch line. The TV show Tosh.0 is funny, but ...

Creating an Accessible Infographic

By Michael Guill on September 13, 2013

Infographics on the web have skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years for many great reasons. Often, they are able to quickly convey complex bits of information and show key relationships between data sets. For sighted users, representing data as an infographic actually improves accessibility. It’s easier to understand because infographics: