Website Accessibility

Website Accessibility Testing Tools

Top 5 Tools for Website Accessibility Testing

Website accessibility testing tools are an important part of the website optimization process: These tools run an automated test on a website and report any potential errors inhibiting accessibility. It’s an easy way to see very quickly what a website’s accessibility issues may be and where to start with performance improvements. If your business has […]

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Website accessibility testing tools are an important part of the website optimization process: These tools run an automated test on a website and report any potential errors inhibiting accessibility. It’s an easy way to see very quickly what a website’s accessibility issues may be and where to start with performance improvements. If your business has

ADA Website Accessibility Legislation and WCAG

What is ADA Website Accessibility and Why is it Important?

Imagine a world where countless websites, brimming with information and opportunity, are inaccessible to a significant portion of the population. This isn’t science fiction; it’s the reality millions face due to websites that don’t adhere to ADA website accessibility guidelines. But what exactly is ADA website accessibility, and why is it so crucial? In this

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Imagine a world where countless websites, brimming with information and opportunity, are inaccessible to a significant portion of the population. This isn’t science fiction; it’s the reality millions face due to websites that don’t adhere to ADA website accessibility guidelines. But what exactly is ADA website accessibility, and why is it so crucial? In this

ADA Compliant Website Guide

ADA Compliant Website: The Ultimate Guidelines

Our guide provides a comprehensive overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for accessible design and its significance for your organization’s website. We’ll explore the essentials of creating an ADA compliant website, ensuring it meets all necessary standards for accessibility. This ensures not only compliance with legal requirements but also enhances user experience for

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Our guide provides a comprehensive overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for accessible design and its significance for your organization’s website. We’ll explore the essentials of creating an ADA compliant website, ensuring it meets all necessary standards for accessibility. This ensures not only compliance with legal requirements but also enhances user experience for

Accessible Web Design

What Makes Web Design Accessible?  

It’s taken years, but web accessibility has found firm legal ground, thanks to a growing number of lawsuit settlements, and new instruction from the Department of Justice. Let’s sum it up: Important laws such as the ADA (the Americans with Disabilities Act, which we discuss in more depth here), are now considered to apply to websites as

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It’s taken years, but web accessibility has found firm legal ground, thanks to a growing number of lawsuit settlements, and new instruction from the Department of Justice. Let’s sum it up: Important laws such as the ADA (the Americans with Disabilities Act, which we discuss in more depth here), are now considered to apply to websites as

How to Test Website for Accessibility

How To Test Websites for Web Accessibility?

Organizations first looking at the world of website accessibility usually have a lot of questions. That’s great! Blue Atlas Marketing is happy to answer with the right details about making websites accessible to those with disabilities. But one of the most common questions is: “How do I know how accessible my website is in the

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Organizations first looking at the world of website accessibility usually have a lot of questions. That’s great! Blue Atlas Marketing is happy to answer with the right details about making websites accessible to those with disabilities. But one of the most common questions is: “How do I know how accessible my website is in the

Accessibility in Web Design

What is Accessibility in Web Design?

It’s easy to think about accessibility in our physical surroundings: The sight of a wheelchair ramp, or a sign in Braille, is both common and easily understood. But there’s another world of accessibility for people with disabilities, and this one is online. Have you ever considered how some disabilities may make your website – and

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It’s easy to think about accessibility in our physical surroundings: The sight of a wheelchair ramp, or a sign in Braille, is both common and easily understood. But there’s another world of accessibility for people with disabilities, and this one is online. Have you ever considered how some disabilities may make your website – and

Benefits of Accessible Web Design

What Are the Benefits of Accessible Web Design?  

It’s easy to refer to web accessibility compliance, the requirements for web design needed to obey laws and avoid fines. These days, that means following the latest guidance on how the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) affects business websites, and similar regulations. But there’s another side to web accessibility – the benefits of accessible web design, beyond simply following your

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It’s easy to refer to web accessibility compliance, the requirements for web design needed to obey laws and avoid fines. These days, that means following the latest guidance on how the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) affects business websites, and similar regulations. But there’s another side to web accessibility – the benefits of accessible web design, beyond simply following your

DOJ Announcement on Website Accessibility Requirements

DOJ Announcement on Accessibility Requirements and What it Means

In the U.S., specific federal regulations apply to accessibility requirements, such as the ADA (Americans for Disabilities Act) and associated updates (along with specific state requirements). These regulations provide important access to businesses and other institutions for more than 1 in 4 Americans who have some kind of disability. Not all of this legislation was

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In the U.S., specific federal regulations apply to accessibility requirements, such as the ADA (Americans for Disabilities Act) and associated updates (along with specific state requirements). These regulations provide important access to businesses and other institutions for more than 1 in 4 Americans who have some kind of disability. Not all of this legislation was

How Many People in the US Have Disabilities

How Many People with Disabilities in the US?

When first considering website accessibility, many businesses have similar questions: “How important is this? How many disabled people would visit our site? Are we losing business by not including accessibility upgrades?” Businesses really can lose customers if their sites do not meet accessibility requirements. They can also get into legal trouble, as court decisions have

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When first considering website accessibility, many businesses have similar questions: “How important is this? How many disabled people would visit our site? Are we losing business by not including accessibility upgrades?” Businesses really can lose customers if their sites do not meet accessibility requirements. They can also get into legal trouble, as court decisions have

The Importance of University Website Accessibility

Why University Website Accessibility is More Important Than Ever

Website accessibility has never been more important for organizations of higher learning. Colleges and universities across the country are currently taking a look at their online accessibility practices to avoid any future problems and making their sites as inviting as possible. That includes making sites operable by those who may be blind, deaf, or unable

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Website accessibility has never been more important for organizations of higher learning. Colleges and universities across the country are currently taking a look at their online accessibility practices to avoid any future problems and making their sites as inviting as possible. That includes making sites operable by those who may be blind, deaf, or unable

Website accessibility for healthcare organizations

Why Your Healthcare Company Should Pay Attention to Website Accessibility

Online support is increasingly vital for healthcare organizations of all kinds. Patients are using website portals to look for doctors, make appointments, and find clinics. The COVID-19 pandemic years also emphasized just how important remote interviews and diagnosis have become, accelerating upgrades to online healthcare capabilities. That brings us to accessibility – making sure your

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Online support is increasingly vital for healthcare organizations of all kinds. Patients are using website portals to look for doctors, make appointments, and find clinics. The COVID-19 pandemic years also emphasized just how important remote interviews and diagnosis have become, accelerating upgrades to online healthcare capabilities. That brings us to accessibility – making sure your

Web Accessibility Principle - Robust

Part 4: Web Accessibility Principles – Robust

Our fourth and final guide on the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) accessibility principles covers the Robust pillar and how businesses can meet important compliance requirements. Before we dive into the details, here’s why the WCAG 2.1 is so important for today’s websites. This global standard is referenced by many accessibility and rights laws worldwide,

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Our fourth and final guide on the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) accessibility principles covers the Robust pillar and how businesses can meet important compliance requirements. Before we dive into the details, here’s why the WCAG 2.1 is so important for today’s websites. This global standard is referenced by many accessibility and rights laws worldwide,

Web Accessibility Principle - Understandable

Part 3: Web Accessibility Principles – Understandable

Welcome to our third guide on WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) criteria, what they mean, and how you can achieve them! Let’s start with a quick summary of the WCAG 2.1 before diving in. The WCAG 2.1 is a global standard for website accessibility, which allows individuals with disabilities to use websites successfully. That’s particularly important for

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Welcome to our third guide on WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) criteria, what they mean, and how you can achieve them! Let’s start with a quick summary of the WCAG 2.1 before diving in. The WCAG 2.1 is a global standard for website accessibility, which allows individuals with disabilities to use websites successfully. That’s particularly important for

Web Accessibility Principles - Operable

Part 2: Web Accessibility Principles – Operable

Our guide to the WCAG 2.1 continues with the latest success criteria for website accessibility – and this guide is focusing on the second pillar, a.k.a. “Operable.” First, a quick refresher: The WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) are a series of standards put together by global web and accessibility experts to help make sure that websites can

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Our guide to the WCAG 2.1 continues with the latest success criteria for website accessibility – and this guide is focusing on the second pillar, a.k.a. “Operable.” First, a quick refresher: The WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) are a series of standards put together by global web and accessibility experts to help make sure that websites can

Web Accessibility Principles - Perceivable

Part 1: Web Accessibility Principles – Perceivable

To make a fully accessible and compliant website, developers turn to the WCAG, or the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, currently on version 2.1. The WCAG 2.1 is created by the combined work of web experts around the world, and periodically updated to include new accessibility options for the latest technology. Since many different laws and regulations around

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To make a fully accessible and compliant website, developers turn to the WCAG, or the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, currently on version 2.1. The WCAG 2.1 is created by the combined work of web experts around the world, and periodically updated to include new accessibility options for the latest technology. Since many different laws and regulations around

ADA compliance for Credit Unions

How Credit Unions Can Make Their Website ADA Compliant

Is your credit union’s website fully accessible for individuals with disabilities or impairments? Providing your customers with an ADA compliant website is as essential as wheelchair access is to your physical branches. The law and the courts have made it clear that all your members and customers deserve equal access to the credit union’s services,

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Is your credit union’s website fully accessible for individuals with disabilities or impairments? Providing your customers with an ADA compliant website is as essential as wheelchair access is to your physical branches. The law and the courts have made it clear that all your members and customers deserve equal access to the credit union’s services,

Complete Guide on Web Accessibility by Blue Atlas

The Complete Guide on Web Accessibility

How to Make Your Website Accessible and Compliant Businesses and brands have a lot to consider when creating – and updating – their websites. They have to choose the right designs, make sure calls to action are appropriately placed, check that everything works on mobile, and, of course, practice good SEO. But another part of

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How to Make Your Website Accessible and Compliant Businesses and brands have a lot to consider when creating – and updating – their websites. They have to choose the right designs, make sure calls to action are appropriately placed, check that everything works on mobile, and, of course, practice good SEO. But another part of

ADA Compliant Website Examples

ADA Compliant Website Examples

New web design always benefits from clear examples, and accessibility optimization is no exception! In this detailed guide, we will look at some ADA compliant website examples that demonstrate excellent accessibility.  This is vital for meeting ADA compliance requirements and avoiding associated liability issues. Let’s dive in with a review of the ADA, then look at sites that follow it so

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New web design always benefits from clear examples, and accessibility optimization is no exception! In this detailed guide, we will look at some ADA compliant website examples that demonstrate excellent accessibility.  This is vital for meeting ADA compliance requirements and avoiding associated liability issues. Let’s dive in with a review of the ADA, then look at sites that follow it so

Section 508 Compliant Website

What is a 508 Compliant Website?

If your company has been looking into website compliance – especially if you have been considering government contract work – then your team has probably come across Section 508 and related accessibility requirements. This refers to specific kinds of website optimization: Our FAQ guide is taking a deep dive into just what Section 508 refers

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If your company has been looking into website compliance – especially if you have been considering government contract work – then your team has probably come across Section 508 and related accessibility requirements. This refers to specific kinds of website optimization: Our FAQ guide is taking a deep dive into just what Section 508 refers

web accessibility techniques

Website Accessibility Techniques for A Great User Experience

When talking about website accessibility, it’s easy to reference the WCAG 2.1 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) or the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). But businesses with sites of their own are generally interested in more specifics – what exactly do these guidelines mean for their current sites? What are examples of changes made to help

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When talking about website accessibility, it’s easy to reference the WCAG 2.1 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) or the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). But businesses with sites of their own are generally interested in more specifics – what exactly do these guidelines mean for their current sites? What are examples of changes made to help