This is the first part of a companion post Caitlin Geier wrote on accessible UX design. In part one, Caitlin details the intersection between usability and accessibility. She discusses the importance of thinking about users first, and why website accessibility is a collaborative effort. Read on to learn more.
Continue Reading Design Before Code: Thinking About Accessibility from the Ground Up
When you design with the average user in mind, you design for no one! Web design has come a long way in the past few years, but some new design trends are making websites inaccessible to people with disabilities. In this post, principal accessibility strategist Denis Boudreau reveals some of the most common current design trends that are causing accessibility issues - along with suggestions on how to work around them. Continue Reading How Current Design Trends Affect Web Accessibility
If your organization is facing an important web or mobile accessibility compliance deadline and your team has little no experience with web accessibility, then this this guide is for you. Read on to learn what we cover in our helpful eGuide for digital accessibility compliance newbies - and you'll have a better understanding of how to tackle that first accessibility project. Continue Reading Digital A11y Compliance: A Guide to Getting Started
We understand that Web Accessibility can be a little overwhelming. So we've created a variety of tools and training to help get you educated on all aspects of web accessibility - starting with the basics. In this post, you'll learn about our comprehensive Web Accessibility Fundamentals course offered at Deque University, and you'll also be able to watch our free Web Accessibility 101 webinar. Time to get smart about web accessibility! Continue Reading Get Smart About Web Accessibility
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 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