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16 05, 2016

Mark Your Calendar: Thursday, May 19, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day

By | May 16th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Mark Your Calendar: Thursday, May 19, is Global Accessibility Awareness Day

On November 27, 2011, veteran web developer Joe Devon posted a blog piece arguing for the need to make accessibility a mainstream topic among developers. Part of his strategy was the creation of a Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). “This will be a day of the year where web developers across the globe try to raise awareness [...]

2 05, 2016

How Web Accessibility Fits Within a Development Cycle: Costs, Resources, and Time

By | May 2nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on How Web Accessibility Fits Within a Development Cycle: Costs, Resources, and Time

Learn how and where web accessibility fits into a different development cycles, and how automated systems can help any organization achieve a higher level of accessibility. Web Accessibility, which refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent individuals with disabilities from accessing and interacting with online content, is a growing topic among many [...]

18 04, 2016

Web Accessibility and Smartphones: How the Visually Impaired Use Mobile Computers

By | April 18th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Web Accessibility and Smartphones: How the Visually Impaired Use Mobile Computers

The use of mobile computers, also known as smartphones, has skyrocketed in the past decade. Although smartphones have been around since the 90s, such a Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), they began to truly reach the masses in 2007 with the introduction of Apple’s touch screen iPhone. Since then, sales of mobile computers have been increasing [...]

11 04, 2016

Web Accessibility and E-Commerce: The Rise of Online Shopping

By | April 11th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Web Accessibility and E-Commerce: The Rise of Online Shopping

How a Lack of Web Accessibility is Hurting Those that Need it the Most Online shopping, commonly referred to as e-commerce, allows customers to directly purchase goods and/or services from a seller via the Internet. E-commerce has exploded in recent years, affecting the market of brick and mortar retail stores. According to Statista.com, e-commerce values [...]

4 04, 2016

Living in a Network Society; How Inaccessibility Impacts the Disabled

By | April 4th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Living in a Network Society; How Inaccessibility Impacts the Disabled

Roughly 40% of the world’s 7.1 billion inhabitants use the Internet today. Internet usage has exploded across the globe—in 1995, less than 1% of the population had an Internet connection. The first billion Internet users were reached in 2005, the second in 2010, and the third in 2014. The Internet has fundamentally reshaped how the [...]

28 03, 2016

Explaining The Justice Department’s Position on Title III of the ADA

By | March 28th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Explaining The Justice Department’s Position on Title III of the ADA

Web accessibility continues to gain momentum among US companies. It's easy to see why—since January 1, 2015, more than 61 lawsuits have been filed against companies over inaccessible websites. The lawsuits are based on Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Companies that have not taken proper precautions are in limbo as the Department [...]

21 03, 2016

Web Accessibility Initiatives: United Kingdom

By | March 21st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Web Accessibility Initiatives: United Kingdom

According to the Annual Disability Status Report, around 10% of the world’s population (roughly 650 million people) lives with a disability. This makes the disabled population the world’s largest minority group. There are more than 11 million people in the United Kingdom (UK) alone that suffer from long-term illness, impairment or disability problems. 89.8% of [...]

14 03, 2016

Mobile Accessibility

By | March 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Mobile Accessibility

According to statista.com, 4.61 billion people use a mobile device in 2016; by 2019, another half billion people will join them. Along with the growing use of mobile technology worldwide, there has been an increasing demand for accessible mobile content for disabled users. Mobile vs. Web Accessibility Mobile device users with disabilities face similar barriers [...]

7 03, 2016

Computer Vision Syndrome

By | March 7th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome: How Everyone Benefits from Accessible Technology The computer has revolutionized how we learn, conduct work, and interact with other individuals; it has become a necessity for almost every single profession in our modern world. But using a computer carries with it some inherent risks. Prolonged computer use can lead to vision and [...]

29 02, 2016

SEO and Web Accessibility: How They Relate

By | February 29th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on SEO and Web Accessibility: How They Relate

Web accessibility and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) both raise the visibility of your website. SEO does this by using a search engine’s search algorithm to funnel traffic to your site. Web accessibility does so by limiting the number of barriers to information for all users once they’ve gotten to the site, in particular the disabled. [...]

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