Complete Guide to Testing Your Website’s Accessibility

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Before we dive into the best methods for testing your website’s accessibility, Let’s start with the basics: website accessibility? According to W3C, Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. More specifically, people can: perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web Web Content … Read more

Is There a Legal Requirements for Web Accessibility?

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When talking about Web Accessibility, there are three organizations to consider. WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), and Section 508. It is essential to know the difference between WCAG, ADA, and section 508 and what level of compliance you’re interested in adhering to for your website developers to best assist you … Read more

Do using Plugins, Widgets, and Overlays make your Website ADA Compliant or do they just put you at risk of Litigation?

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Are you thinking about using one of those website accessibilities overlays, plugins, or widgets that puts a toolbar overlay on your website? Think again. Overlays are products that claim to automatically detect and fix a website’s accessibility issues.  All you have to do, they claim, is insert their JavaScript snippet on your website and your … Read more

Website Accessibility 101, Your Buyers Guide

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Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are part of a series of web accessibility guidelines published by The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). The guidelines and Success Criteria are organized around the … Read more

Section 508 and VPAT: What they are and what you need to know.

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SECTION 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Section 508, is a law introduced in 1998 as an amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It establishes the accessibility rules that federal agencies must comply with when procuring, using, and maintaining all forms of information and communication technology. It does not apply to the private sector, and … Read more

Screen Readers: How people who are blind use computers and access the Internet

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We live in a highly digital world. Most of us are constantly using our phones, laptops, computers, and tablets. We use these devices to learn, play games, do work, read, and communicate and interact with each other.  But what if you are blind? Are you able to participate in that digital world? The National Federation of the Blind considers … Read more

Website Accessibility Statements, what are they, and how do I create one?

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An accessibility statement defines the level of web accessibility your website aims to achieve.  It is a public statement that follows your company’s accessibility policies, standards, and design to reach those levels of accessibility.  An accessibility statement also lets the people visiting your website, especially those with a disability that your company is committed to … Read more

How to Properly Test for Website Compliance?

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Before we dive into what we must do to test for website compliance, lets understand why your website must be ADA compliant and accessible to people with disabilities. Other than the trending obvious of avoiding potential lawsuits, having a compliant and accessible website lets the disabled community, their family, friends, and people in general know … Read more


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To understand what ADA website accessibility means in 2021, we must first need to understand the true meaning and intent of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The American with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law that “prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and … Read more