Scaling Accessibility with WorldSpace Attest

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In this post, accessibility evangelist and senior front-end engineer Marcy Sutton explores how to scale accessibility with WorldSpace Attest, which helps catch accessibility issues early on in the development process. Marcy demonstrates how to use Attest with a walk-through of a typical front front-end integration testing workflow, with step-by step instructions on how to use the tool. Continue Reading Scaling Accessibility with WorldSpace Attest

Practical PowerPoint Accessibility Techniques from Deque University

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Check out this useful course on PowerPoint Accessibility Techniques from Deque University. This course covers the ins and outs of easily creating accessible PowerPoint presentations, with practical tips and a11y hacks for anyone that wants to "do better" at PowerPoint. Continue Reading Practical PowerPoint Accessibility Techniques from Deque University

Section 508 Refresh Update: ICT Final Rule Published

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More Section 508 Refresh news: following the Access Board briefing held last week, the Final ICT Rule is set to be published today. In this post, we go over the 5 major changes you can expect in the refresh, and what this means for your organization. Plus, check out our helpful resources to get you Section 508 Refresh-ready. Continue Reading Section 508 Refresh Update: ICT Final Rule Published

The Section 508 ICT Refresh has Arrived

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The 508 Refresh is finally here.  On Thursday, January 5th, the US Access Board announced that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had cleared the Final Rule for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines, also known as the Section 508 Refresh. The ICT Standards and Guidelines (508 Refresh) are final and will soon be published in the U.S. Federal Register. On Tuesday,… Continue Reading The Section 508 ICT Refresh has Arrived

Inclusive Design Tips: Presenting Information in Multiple Ways

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How do you ensure your website is designed with accessibility in mind? Our UX designer Caitlin Geier addresses some important issues to consider, with practical tips - like presenting descriptive text when color cues are used - to help you create accessible design features that everyone can enjoy. Continue Reading Inclusive Design Tips: Presenting Information in Multiple Ways