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What Happens When Developers Are Liable for Accessibility?

California's new accessibility bill AB1757 may shift liability for inaccessible sites to developers, agencies and other providers. Is this cause for fear? Or a great opportunity for agencies that can do the work?

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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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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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Profiles in Accessibility: Temporary and Situational Disability

Disabilities are more than health conditions. Under specific circumstances, all of us will experience mismatches between use cases and our abilities.

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