Archive for the “Web Accessibility” Category

A Standards-Compliant What? 10 Web Design Terms Explained

Posted on February 4th, 2014
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So, you’ve signed on to have VIUS build you a responsive, W3C-compliant site built on an open-source CMS. But, what does that all mean? The people who build, maintain and optimize websites speak a language all their own. And, unfortunately for those unacquainted with this lingo, there’s no Rosetta Stone program for tech speak. Generally, […]

Got Accessibility? Tips for Social Media

Posted on October 4th, 2012
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Many top social networking sites seem to lack a serious commitment to web accessibility standards and are difficult to use with assistive technologies. Until these sites fix their existing accessibility problems, I’ve found a few ways to work around some issues on the more popular social media sites.

13 Ways the W3C’s Accessibility Guidelines Also Help SEO

Posted on September 7th, 2012
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ByE A Quinn Improving accessibility means making your site available to a broader range of users.  Improving search optimization means making it possible for a larger group of people to find your site. These two practices overlap in some areas. By increasing your site’s accessibility you can also help improve your website’s search rankings!

The Basics of Building an Accessible Blog

Posted on August 16th, 2012
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No one writes a blog and hopes that it remains buried in the depths of the Internet, but if you overlook web accessibility guidelines, you could be missing out on some potential traffic. It’s estimated that up to 20% of Americans live with a disability. By ignoring accessibility on your blog, you can practically wave […]

Why Web Accessibility Matters

Posted on September 28th, 2011
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The web offers a wealth of opportunities to people with disabilities that are unavailable through any other medium. It offers independence, freedom and knowledge.  “For people without disabilities, technology makes things convenient. For people with disabilities, it makes things possible.” states Judith Heumann, U.S. Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative […]