Posts Tagged ‘accessibility’

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Landmark Your Way into Accessibility

HTML5 semantic sectioning elements are great for identifying page structure. Landmark elements such as <header> <nav> <main> <footer> <aside> <section> <article> and <form> are much easier to identify than a sea of <div>s, and provide accessible structure for screen reader users without having to add any ARIA attributes. Using these elements properly helps developers understand […]

Accessibility: Color Contrast

Importance For those living with disabilities, consuming web content can be a daily challenge. The web is an increasingly important resource in life today. By making your website accessible you are ensuring that all of your users, including those with disabilities, are able to access your site’s information. One of the most common roadblocks to […]

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Episerver and Alternate Text for Images in the TinyMCE Rich Text Editor

Last week I received a nasty bug report regarding Accessibility and Episerver.  Within Rich Text areas in Episerver, the file name is injected by default for alternate text.  This hurts your accessibility score and is a detrimental impact to visually impaired users.  Coincidentally, others in the community have written about and questioned how to solve […]

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Key Takeaways from CPACC Accessibility Certification

The Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies, or CPACC, is an accessibility certification bestowed by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). It covers conceptual knowledge of disabilities, universal design, accessibility laws, management strategies, and software development.  This test deepened my understanding of accessibility and opened up my thinking about accessibility in both the digital […]

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Accessible Balance: HTML & ARIA

Introduced in 2008 by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) group, the family of attributes known by the acronym ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) allows developers to supplement HTML where it lacks in accessibility. ARIA is a group of attributes that work to supplement HTML attributes to create a more accessible experience for those using assistive […]

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Considering Accessibility in Web Design: What You Can Do To Make Your Design Accessible

Since 1991, when the first website was introduced, websites have evolved from being purely content driven to becoming increasingly focused on their visual experience. While there is no argument that having a clean, cool, professional-looking, website is important it isn’t everything, especially when it comes to Accessibility. There is a popular misconception that implementing accessible […]

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Accessibility – More Important than Ever in Today’s Challenging Environment

Having an accessible web site is a necessary component of your digital presence. Being able to order online groceries, prescriptions, and other essential products can be a challenge for people with disabilities in the best of times. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for an inclusive, accessible presence becomes more critical. You need to be […]

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Accessibility: A, AA or AAA? That is the question.

Accessibility: What it takes to achieve the highest level of accessibility while understanding and managing the trade-offs Why is Accessibility important? Every website has its target audience and site owners who always want to make sure their site attracts as many visitors as possible from its target audience. One way to achieve this is to […]

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3 Days, 300+ Sessions: What I Discovered at CSUN Conference 2019

In 2017 I wrote The Next Big Consumer Segment: People With Disabilities, predicting there would be a tremendous economic opportunity for those progressive, smart organizations serving digital accessibility. Now, two years later, it has arrived in a big way, and I heard a lot about it from our largest tech companies and their leaders at […]

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Resolving Common Accessibility Errors – Low Contrast

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we’re examining common accessibility errors and providing recommendations for fixing them. The first topic in this series: Fixing Low Contrast WCAG Success Criteria 1.4.3 – Contrast (Minimum) The visual presentation of text and images of text has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1, except for the […]

Celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019: Tips & Fixes

Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day! As the global community meets to discuss and promote accessibility and inclusion, Perficient Digital is releasing a series of blogs today and over the next several weeks to discuss what we’ve seen over the past few years. WebAIM, a non-profit organization from Utah State University, recently published a report on […]

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4 More Ways to Improve Digital Accessibility in Healthcare

Digital accessibility is a critical component of a healthcare and life sciences organization’s digital health strategy, meaningfully impacting the patient and member experiences and truly differentiating the organization’s digital footprint. In my previous post, I outlined four steps that will help your healthcare organization improve your digital accessibility. Picking up where I left off, here […]

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