Posts Tagged ‘web accessibility standards’

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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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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 […]

A Designer’s Role in Bridging the Digital Divide

With access to the internet on our phones, watches, cars, and fridges, getting information is easier than ever. This isn’t the case for everybody though. We have a digital divide that exists between those who have access to these advancements, those who don’t, and those who have access but still can’t use them to their […]