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Web Accessibility for Color Blindness

Color vision deficiency is referred to as color blindness. People with color blindness are not blind, but perceive colors differently than someone who doesn’t have a color vision deficiency. Color blindness occurs when someone is unable to perceive the variance between different colors. Normal vision vs. Color Blindness Color blindness can be generally simplified into […]

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Blindness

For many, “blindness” is often considered to be the inability to see out of either eye. To the contrary, the definition of blindness isn’t so black and white and can come in varying degrees. It includes several different characteristics, including total loss of vision, partial blindness, or limited vision. The legal definition of blindness is […]

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Low Vision

Individuals with Low vision are able to see, but, even with powerful corrective lenses, certain visual tasks may still present challenges. People with low vision experience a loss of vision to the extent that they are required to learn new ways of navigating through common daily activities. Many of the causes of blindness are also […]

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Introduction to Creating Accessible Web Content

Creating assistive technologies that work seamlessly with all computing systems has been a daunting task where these technologies struggle to keep pace with an ever evolving set of systems. This task becomes even more complex when you factor in the dynamic nature of the internet and it’s hundreds of millions of content creators. To fully […]

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Long Description

What is a Long Description and why they are important? Long Descriptions serve the same purpose as an alternative description (i.e. alt text), substituting for non-text content when a short description of that content is insufficient or does not adequately convey the information being supplied, visually. Did you Know? * Due to some nuances in […]

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Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: Understanding WCAG 2.0

From Web Accessibility Initiative – “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview.” What You Need to Know Under the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) developed the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 to produce standards and guidelines to make the web accessible for people with disabilities. WCAG 2.0 focuses on website […]

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Carousels

Carousels have become very common web utility, and are essentially a collection of “slides” which may contain images and text, along with other types of content. Common names for carousels include slideshows and sliders, though the implementations can vary somewhat widely. Features also tend to vary as some progress through slides on an automatic timer […]

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Easy to Use Tool for Understanding the Different Levels of WCAG 2.0 (A, AA, and AAA)

Why We Like This Resource Viget’s Interactive WCAG 2.0 Utility provides a very user-friendly interface for sorting WCAG 2.0 Guidelines into an easy-to-use layout that helps make the different principles easy to digest and understand Quickly filter WCAG 2.0 by Level and Responsibility AudioEye Synopsis The Hierarchy of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 […]

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Images

Images are often used to provide valuable information, but tend to be inaccessible to those who are unable to see them. This can be due to many factors including, users who are visually impaired or blind, browsers with image display disabled, or broken image links. Adding the required alt attribute to all image elements in […]

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