Website Architecture Planning | Accessibility Testing

Website Architecture Planning | Accessibility Testing

Accessibility Testing: Why Manual Testing Is Required

The process of testing your website to ensure it is fully accessible to all users is a lot of work. In fact, you might be tempted to use a few automated accessibility testing tools and call it a day. While there are quite a few fantastic automated accessibility testing tools that can catch issues, they won’t catch absolutely everything you need to find. They do an excellent job at catching issues that are programmatic, but they’re not an end-all-be-all solution. Your users are ultimately human beings, which means they’ll experience any given website differently than a computer will. Therefore, part of your routine when it comes to accessibility testing needs to involve real people who know what they’re looking for.

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United States Web Accessibility Laws July 9, 2019 by Garenne Bigby

United States Web Accessibility Laws

The internet enables us to access information, financial institutions, stores, education, and much more in the form of audio, text, video, and other formats. It’s an incredibly useful tool that many of us rely on in our day-to-day lives, whether we’re using it personally or professionally. We depend on the Internet to give us virtually infinite amounts of data — allowing us to make decisions, collaborate together, and stay in touch with those who are important to us. In a sense, the Internet acts as a portal to all of the knowledge we, as a collective society, have. But often, the Internet remains restricted or dependent on assistive technologies for persons with disabilities to take advantage of it. This is why it’s essential for businesses to ensure web accessibility for everyone, including those with disabilities. 

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Where To Learn Web Accessibility (A11Y) March 14, 2019 by Garenne Bigby

Where To Learn Web Accessibility (A11Y)

Web accessibility is constructing websites, apps, and tools so people with disabilities can access and use them without hindrance—within the range as those without disabilities. This encompasses all disabilities including visual, speech, physical cognitive, auditory, and neurological. The internet is an integral part of government, commerce, recreation, education, employment, and health care.

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Web Accessibility Certifications for A11Y Practitioners February 25, 2019 by Garenne Bigby

Web Accessibility Certifications for A11Y Practitioners

In the ever-evolving, technologically advanced world, a relatively new career in “digital accessibility” has surfaced. It’s a broad, in-depth field with a range of opportunities, from software development to project management to software testing to UI/UX designers and everything in between. While most in the field are self-taught, there are a series of certifications available to help those working in the industry stand out from the competition.

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What is Web Accessibility? February 8, 2019 by Garenne Bigby

What is Web Accessibility?

Information technology has developed at a staggering rate over the past three decades. Society has seen the rise of many scientific advancements. Everything has changed from the devices we use to communicate to the way we listen to music. There is even a home software assistant device that can make your grocery list, tell the time, and provide you with a weather report. The advancements don't stop there. One key innovation that has risen, and perhaps the most important, is the World Wide Web (www) or internet.

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