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6 technologies that empower the blind and visually impaired to access the internet

Table of Contents Screen Magnifiers Text-to-Speech Speech-to-Text Braille Keyboards Braille Displays Braille Printers Many people are curious as to how the blind and visually impaired use the internet. One of the most common questions I get asked when talking about web accessibility is: “how can the blind “see” websites?” The short answer is that if …

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7 Common Web Accessibility Issues That Are Simple To Fix

Table of Contents 1. Insufficient Color Contrast 2. Missing Image Alt Tags 3. Lack of Skip to Content Device 4. Inability to Change Font Sizes 5. Broken Tags 6. Videos Without Closed Caption or a Transcript 7. Form Fields Incorrectly Labeled Insufficient Color Contrast One of the most common website accessibility violations is the lack …

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Web Accessibility Lawsuit Settlement Creates Access to Blind Voters in NY

Table of Contents One of the individual plaintiffs, Eva Eason, commented that providing access to all voters was “long overdue”: One of the individual plaintiffs, Eva Eason, commented that providing access to all voters was “long overdue”: “I am thrilled that we have settled the suit and increased understanding of the importance of accessible web …

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Understanding ADA Website Lawsuits and How to Prevent This Nightmare

Table of Contents Dispelling the Myth on Living with Disabilities The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Robles v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC., a ADA Website Lawsuits Case Study What you can do about this… In 2018, at least 2,258 businesses in the US were sued because their website was not in compliance with the ADA. This is a …

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How to make your website accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing

Table of Contents Understanding the Conformance Levels 1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded) 1.4.2 Audio Control 1.2.9 Audio-only (Live) 1.4.7 Low or No Background Audio Bonus Point For some reason, people are often surprised that a website must be accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing. They usually forget that many websites have audio capabilities. …

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We made our website ADA compliant 6 months ago. Why is is no longer compliant?

Table of Contents Web Accessibility FAQ and How to When is an ADA compliance audit is needed? Here are the most common ways people add new content to their site: How plugins and theme updates can harm your site How to prevent accessibility violations from plugins and themes Too Long; Didn’t Read Web Accessibility FAQ …

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Understanding the WCAG Conformance Levels A, AA, and AAA

Understanding the WCAG Conformance Levels A, AA, and AAA Table of Contents So, which level should I follow? As you are learning about website accessibility compliance, at one point you will inevitably ask the question: “Should I do WCAG Level A, AA, or AAA?” Search forums and other blogs and most of the information you …

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