That new website might be visually stunning, but can all its potential uses have the ability to access it?

Broadly speaking, Web Accessibility is the degree to which a website is available to be viewed by as many people as possible. This includes how users using assistive technologies will experience a webpage.

Read what DesignHammer thinks about it and leave us your comments!

Reader's Corner No. 99: The World's Most Murderous Malware, Designing a Motion-Reduced Variant of your Site, and The Last Blockbuster on Earth

April 25, 2019

Another great Reader's Corner, this edition featuring recent advances in malware, new accessibility solutions for motion-sickness prone web users, and a very neat update from the owner of the very last Blockbuster on earth.


Access Not Denied

November 28, 2018

While many organizations are interested in the concept of having an accessible website, they often do not understand the holistic nature of creating and maintaining an accessible website. In our experience, accessibility must be a team effort between between a web team and the content creators, and it can't stop once an accessible website launches.


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. 59: Into the Breach was a Nightmare to Make, Coding without a Keystroke, and the History of Color Wheels

May 23, 2018

After a brief hiatus, we are excited to announce that our Reader's Corner is back in action! You can look forward to seeing a lot more engaging and thought-provoking content from our staff through the remainder of 2018. In this week's issue, we are keeping up with a very "visual" theme, featuring articles related to designing video game UIs, creating a hands-free platform for developing iOS games, and the historical progression of color theory over the years.


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.

NCTech4Good Meetup Notes

January 20, 2012
I had the pleasure of presenting at the January meeting of the NCTech4Good Meetup held at the offices of United Way of the Greater Triangle in Morrisville, NC. The talk covered similarities between Usability, Accessibility, and SEO, a topic I first addressed here in 2009. Since my initial blog post, I assembled a talk, which I have presented at multiple venues, inclusing BarCampRDU, Internet Summit in Raleigh, as well as Wake Technical Community College.

The Intersection of Usability, Accessibility, and SEO (Part III)

March 3, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to guest lecture before the Web Design students at Wake Technical Community College on the similarities between Usability, Accessibility, and SEO, a topic I first addressed here in 2009. Since my initial blog post, I assembled a talk, which I presented at BarCampRDU, and at Internet Summit 2010 in Raleigh last November.


The Intersection of Usability, Accessibility, and SEO (Part II)

November 17, 2010

Last year I started thinking about the similarities between Usability, Accessibility, and SEO, and posted the first of what I hoped to be a series of articles on the subject. Since then, I assembled a talk, which I presented at BarCampRDU in 2009 and 2010 and am preparing to give at Internet Summit 2010 in Raleigh this week. This post will provide some additional resources as well as a copy of my slides.