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Click Here Goes Where? The Importance of Descriptive Links

What is the purpose of a website link? The utilitarian answer is that it’s what you click on to get from one page (or place) to another. But most of us don’t just automatically click on all the links we see. We rely on the link itself to give us more information about what we will see and receive if we choose to click on the link. This is why generic or ambiguous link text like Learn more or Click here can impact your site’s performance, usability and accessibility.

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5 High Impact Accessibility Improvements You Can Do Right Now

Second best is still best In an earlier post, we discussed the idea of “second best accessibility”. In short, digital accessibility advice and advocacy should take into account an organization’s current abilities and constraints. Of course, full digital accessibility should always be a north star goal. And some organizations do have the ability to make […]

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Second Best Accessibility: What to Do When Best Is Impossible

In the digital accessibility world, there is a standard line of advice that goes something like this: You need to design and build with accessibility in mind. If you do things right the first time, you shouldn’t need to invest in remediation or rebuilding later. And by the way, it doesn’t have to be that […]

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Federal Digital Accessibility: Fulfilling the Demands of Section 508

Digital accessibility is addressed in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act to be exact. It requires all federal agencies and departments to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities, including both employees and members of the public. This includes websites, PDFs, and digital kiosks. The requirements also apply to federal government digital procurement as well as some bodies that receive federal funding.

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Your PDF Could Have Been a Webpage

PDFs are commonly used for sharing information and documents, but they have limitations and drawbacks that make them less than ideal for use on the web, especially when compared to good old HTML.

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