Accessible Businesses Thrive in DC Neighborhood

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Local establishments in one DC neighborhood are taking customer service to a whole new level by taking measures to ensure an accessible experience. DC's H Street district is home to Gallaudet University, the world's largest higher education institution designed for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. A recent Washington Post article, "DC's H Street Embedded With Deaf Culture", discussed the ways local businesses… Continue Reading Accessible Businesses Thrive in DC Neighborhood

Pragmatica11y: Understanding the Basics of Web Accessibility Testing

Pragmatically with Denis Bourdeau

In the last few blog posts from this column, we've discussed the importance of focusing on core accessibility rules when it comes to tackling web accessibility requirements so designers and developers really understand what the different WCAG 2.0 guidelines and Success Criteria mean. Prior to that, we had also discussed the importance of leaving designers and developers some breathing room so they could come up… Continue Reading Pragmatica11y: Understanding the Basics of Web Accessibility Testing

Higher Ed Technology Bill Would Decrease Barriers

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The National Federation for the Blind are leading an effort to pass national accessibility standards for higher education technology. Currently students with vision impairments are responsible for securing their own assistive devices, and these new regulations would help  make all required technology accessible to all students. Inaccessible Technology Puts Students at a Disadvantage According to a recent USA Today article, over 63,000 of current college… Continue Reading Higher Ed Technology Bill Would Decrease Barriers

Pragmatica11y: Teaching Accessibility Core Rules

Pragmatically with Denis Bourdeau

Following in the footsteps of the discussion initiated last month, allow me to go further down the path of the so-called "accessibility core rules" as we cover the remaining accessibility principles that are operable, understandable, and robust. A lot of people have written on the POUR principles over the past four and a half years. My intent is not to do that all over again… Continue Reading Pragmatica11y: Teaching Accessibility Core Rules

Web Accessibility – It‘s always about the users!

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When I come home from work, after a fun filled day of analyzing website code, my 6-year-old son sometimes asks me "What's your job daddy?" I have to give him a simple answer he can understand, so I tell him my job is to make sure that everyone can go on the Internet. If he keeps asking me further questions, I usually distract him with… Continue Reading Web Accessibility – It‘s always about the users!

Closed-Caption Viewers Find More Laughs in Arrested Development

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Layers Upon Layers Fans of Arrested Development rejoiced recently at the long-awaited release of season 4, available exclusively from Netflix. The widely hailed comedy series was cancelled in 2006 by Fox but reached cult status via DVD sales and digital streaming. Netflix revived the series and all 15 episodes of the new season were made available for download on May 26th. Since the release, many… Continue Reading Closed-Caption Viewers Find More Laughs in Arrested Development

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