WCAG

Do Your Forms Hate Money? (Accessibility Version)

We assume that if [insert big company here] is doing it, it must reflect best practices. This isn't always true and reveals a lot of low hanging ROI for accessibility if you're willing to grab for it.

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Building Accessible Login Experiences

Logins are critical to the digital world. We need them to keep the bad guys out of our stuff. This includes everything from our email, bank, social media, and e-commerce accounts. And that necessarily creates barriers, which can sometimes present accessibility issues. UX, engineering, and security professionals designing login systems have the difficult task of balancing ease of use with safeguards to keep bad actors out. Following accessibility principles and best practices, including new success criteria for accessible authentication in the brand new WCAG 2.2 release, can ensure that login systems don’t lock out people with disabilities.

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WCAG 2.2 is Here: New Accessibility Guidelines

This past week, the W3C finally published a new version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines as its official recommendation. This new version, WCAG 2.2, has been a long time coming.

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Caring: The Critical First Step to Accessibility

The WebAim Million Report shows that over one third of images on popular homepages don't have usable alt text. It seems that most organizations just don't care enough.

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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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