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Understanding Assistive Technology: How Does a Blind Person use the Internet?

Understanding digital accessibility challenges is easy if you know people with disabilities. But what if you’ve never seen a person who is blind use their.

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Digital Accessibility Isn’t Just About Customers, Recent ADA Settlement Shows

With digital accessibility lawsuits almost tripling in 2018, organizations are more aware than ever that their digital assets need to be accessible to users with.

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Meaningful Alt Text for Pictures & Portraits eBook

Back in the days when our computers screeched as they connected to the internet, we needed alternative (“alt”) text to stand in when images wouldn’t.

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Quick Tips for Writing Meaningful Alt Text (Even If You’re Not a Writer)

Original Presentation Date: October 25, 2018 Alternative text is a key part of making a website accessible to people who are blind or low vision. Without.

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The Trouble with Tables: A Brief Introduction

This is the first in a three-part series of blog posts that is dedicated to the many people in Government agencies who deal with PDF files.

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Use Case Testing

What is it, where does it fit in, and is it right for your situation? As a member of the Accessibility Services team at Level.

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JRE 7 Update 6 Now Comes Bundled with the Java Access Bridge

Introduction With the release of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 7 update 6 (7u6), Oracle has begun distributing the Java Access Bridge as part.

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Methods of Indicating the Purpose of a Link

Overview The different methods of indicating a link’s purpose are often misunderstood and incorrectly implemented. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) explicitly require that link.

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Accessible Text Clouds

The use of text clouds can offer a fun, visually appealing method of displaying the frequency or popularity of words on a web page. Merely relying on font-sizes, weights and color to convey hierarchy can exclude some users from accessing important information on the website, though. By ensuring that the raw data is structured with OL tags in HTML, screen readers such as JAWS will convey the hierarchy of the list items and render the information as it is structured and in the order that the content appears in the Document Object Model (DOM).

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Section 508 Testing Approaches

So you know that you have to comply with Section 508 and now you want to understand your options for testing that compliance. This post covers the basic choices for how to do 508 testing and evaluation requirements for your testing infrastructure.

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