Why considering digital accessibility at the end of a project leaves everyone suffering

July 13, 2020

As someone who has been working on digital accessibility for over twenty years, it was great to see a blog post from AIGA, The Professional Association for Design, on not only the importance of designing for accessibility, but doing so from the start of a project, as well as in collaboration with disabled users.


Digital Accessibility Is More Than Just Checking off a Box

May 21, 2020

Providing website accessibility for the visual and hearing impaired is a task that organizations tend to classify as just some technical or legal requirements that have to be met. Some organizations don't even consider accessibility at all. For today's Global Accessibility Day, we want to remind everybody that when you choose not to update your site to meet accessibility standards, you are not only excluding a number of potential consumers from accessing your site, you are missing out on the opportunity to assist real human beings in their fight for digital independence.


Accessibility Beyond WCAG and Section 508

August 13, 2019

More people seem to be learning about web accessibility as of late. Whatever the motivation, be it written or unwritten legal requirements, expanding markets and/or profits, or human empathy; making websites more accessible to people with disabilities is ultimately the right thing to do. When it comes to accessibility, prospects and clients alike ask about 508 compliance. But does Section 508 go far enough? Or should we be doing more?


Reader's Corner No. 106: Surprising Internet Facts, Fourth Circuit Rulings on Web Accessibility, and Dockerfile Best Practices

July 12, 2019

This week's Reader's Corner contains a collection of articles, ranging from fun to informative. Did you know that the most commonly searched question beginning with "What is" in 2013 was "What is twerking?", that and other fun facts are available for you to read in Madelyn's submission. If you want to veer towards the educational side, there are new rulings on website accessibility that may surprise you. Or, If coding is your M.O. then check out Jay's submission for an intro to Dockerfile.


Reader's Corner No. 76: Google Analytics Alerts for SEO Specialists & Web Agencies, NodeJS micro-CMS "Vapid" Announced, Senators Seek Clarity on ADA Web Accessibility

September 26, 2018

Get caught up with the trending tech topics of today with this week's edition of Reader's Corner. Today we're covering a variety of topics from essential Google Analytics alerts, to the announcement of "Vapid" (open source CMS and hosting platform), and finally some legal updates on web accessibility under ADA.


Reader's Corner No. 75: How HTTPS Works, Removing jQuery from Github.com Frontend, and the Accessibility Cheatsheet

September 19, 2018

Keeping true to our roots in our 75th edition of Reader's Corner with some very technical picks from our developers! The first staff-share is a neat infographic on why we need HTTPS, then comes the Github.com engineering department's explanation for removing jQuery from their frontend, and finally a great tutorial on all things accessibility.


Reader's Corner No. 70: Digital Accessibility Compliance, Javascript within the Spotify Desktop App, and Defeating Electron

August 14, 2018

I hope everyone has been keeping up with their reading assignments, because we are on our 70th edition of Reader's Corner! It's not too late to catch up, we've only shared 220 articles over the last year :-) Today we are covering digital accessibility compliance regulations, how JavaScript is used within the Spotify desktop, and defeating Electron (app framework)


Reader's Corner No. 68: Ubisoft's Spotlight on Accessibility, X to Close, and 7 Elements of Good UX in 2018

July 31, 2018

How easy was it to find our blog on our website? What about our team section? Our designers and developers are constantly scrutinizing potential UI/UX concepts, especially as we redesign our website. So it's only appropriate for this week's RC theme to cover trends & news in the world of UI design! Find out how Ubisoft is approaching accessibility, the origins of UI design's historical use of [x] to close a window, and 7 elements of good UX in 2018.


Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2018: WCAG and Legal Updates

May 17, 2018
Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2018 is today, May 17! To celebrate the occasion, I’ll be attending the a11yRTP meetup Accessibility Unconference at the SAS Institute campus in Cary, NC. As an "unconference", there will not be any planned sessions. Participants will suggest topics, and sessions will then be selected based on mutual interest. Two of the topics I hope to be able to participate in are the upcoming WCAG 2.1, as well as a review of recent and pending Web accessibility legal cases.

Reader's Corner No. 39: Communication Breakdowns, The Manifest Podcast, and Color Accessibility Workflows

August 21, 2017

Though probably not as exciting as the eclipse, we have some articles to share with you this week! We are covering communication breakdowns, The Manifest podcast all about package managers, and color accessibility workflows.


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