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Bolt-on Accessibility – 5 gears in reverse

Posted on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 by Steve Faulkner
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Many organizations first encounter accessibility as a risk to be managed. They may hear of drive-by lawsuits, bad press, and inflated costs. They are the prime target for products that promise to address all these concerns and more, just by adding a single line of code to a site. However, these add-on solutions not only […]

Using the Accessibility Skills Hiring Toolkit to Build Capacity

Posted on Tuesday, 12 May 2020 by Sarah Horton

2020 is the year the web got real, and digital accessibility capacity is needed now, more than ever. With the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are shifting our lives from the physical world to the digital. But is that world sturdy and strong enough to handle all we need from it? Are digital builders and […]

Accessible digital map experiences: a mountain climb or a walk in the park?

The topic of accessible maps recently came up during a conversation with an organisation we’ve been helping. They were worried about the accessibility of digital maps, and they were considering removing them from their websites. Since the maps were provided by a third party, the organisation had no idea what sort of accessibility issues might […]

Headings & Accessibility

Posted on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 by Dennis Deacon

Ed note: this post talks about providing headings as visual and programmatic cues for users while last week’s post, Heading off confusion: When do headings fail WCAG?, talks about evaluating headings in the context of an accessibility review. The two posts necessarily overlap but also provide two ways of approaching useful, usable, and accessible headings. […]

Heading off confusion: When do headings fail WCAG?

Posted on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 by David Swallow
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Ed note: this post talks about evaluating headings in the context of an accessibility review while the following week’s post, Headings & Accessibility, talks about providing headings as visual and programmatic cues for users. The two posts necessarily overlap but also provide two ways of approaching useful, usable, and accessible headings. Headings convey the organization […]