Tips for Accessibility on World Autism Day

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autism awareness ribbonApril 2nd is designated as World Autism Day, which is a day to increase awareness and celebrate the acceptance of those with autism. Did you know that the latest figures indicate that 1 in 50 children in the United States are now on the autism spectrum? With more and more children receiving a diagnosis, ensuring access becomes increasingly important.

Designing for Cognitive Abilities

Most people often think of physical disabilities when considering web accessibility. But websites also need to be accessible for people of various cognitive abilities as well. We decided to compile some handy resources and tips to help make your digital content more user-friendly for people on the spectrum.

As you have seen, designing an accessible website goes beyond making sure a site is keyboard navigable, or that videos are captioned. There are other content and design considerations to take into account when creating an accessible website. Share this post with someone who may benefit from this information. Spread the knowledge!

 

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For over fifteen years, Deque has been helping major corporations, government agencies, and other organizations ensure that their websites and mobile apps are accessible to everyone. We have more than fifteen years of history of serving the federal government, including undertaking the biggest accessibility program that's occurred in the United States government or anywhere. Deque also works with .edu's and mission-focused nonprofits to ensure that their materials and systems are usable and barrier free for users with disabilities. The company invented the first accessibility plug-in software, the first web-based testing platform, and the first server-based accessibility solution. All of these have been created in the service of helping our customers become accessible, advance the goals of their organization, and remove barriers for all users on the web.

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