Digital Inclusion Articles

Designing Accessible IoT Experiences

While not every IoT product is designed with accessibility in mind, it has the potential to enable people with disabilities to communicate with and through technologies in ways that were previously unavailable

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How to Improve Accessibility & Digital Inclusion for the Blind & Low-Vision Community

Considering the point of view of disabled users and implementing WCAG standards are among the most effective ways to help improve accessibility and digital inclusion for the blind and low-vision community.

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What the Winn-Dixie Ruling Means for Web Accessibility

An appeal court's narrow interpretation of the landmark ADA in the Winn-Dixie case has some disability advocates worried—but it's far from settled.

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Accessibility Disability Advocacy Guide

Improving Digital Inclusion & Accessibility for Those With Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities must be taken into account during the digital design process to ensure digital inclusion and accessibility for the community. This comprehensive guide outlines common learning disabilities, associated difficulties, accessibility barriers and best practices, and more.

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Inclusion Accessibility Guide

How to Mitigate Accessibility & Digital Inclusion Obstacles for the d/Deaf Community

To mitigate accessibility and digital inclusion obstacles for the d/Deaf and hard of hearing, developers must conduct critical research to understand these ongoing hurdles. This guide outlines the many challenges facing this community, shares useful insights, and provides meaningful inclusion solutions.

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Hiring Accessibility Industry Spotlight

Christopher Patnoe: Ensuring All Google Products & Services Are Accessible & Inclusive

As Google’s head of Accessibility Programs and Disability Inclusion, Christopher Patnoe is passionate about building technology products for people with disabilities, while also maintaining an inclusive hiring process and diverse workforce.

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Accessibility Industry Spotlight

Eric Eggert: An Accessibility Expert Inspiring Others

Eric Eggert is a web accessibility expert who eagerly shares his knowledge through his professional work, website, lectures, and social media channels to inspire others to learn more about the subject.

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Accessibility Industry Spotlight

How Marcy Sutton Is Making Accessibility A Fundamental Piece of the Web Development Puzzle

As a web developer for more than a decade, Marcy Sutton has made a name for herself by advocating for and teaching other programmers how to code with accessibility in mind.

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Inclusion Accessibility Industry Spotlight

Dave Rupert: Making A11Y Cool, Friendly, and Better for Everyone

In his various projects, Dave Rupert, creator of the A11Y Project, has pushed to make accessibility a subject more web developers can understand and apply with ease.

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Accessibility Industry Spotlight

Joe Devon, GAAD Co-Founder, Encouraged by Progress on Digital Accessibility

Ever since his now-famous blog post calling for greater awareness around digital accessibility, Joe Devon, a developer by trade, has become a fixture in the ever-growing movement.

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Accessibility Community Voice

Alt Text - A Virtual Masterpiece

Alt text makes it possible for people who are blind or visually impaired to experience web-based images. If a user cannot understand and interact with a website’s visuals, they are denied the same experience as others.

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Accessibility Industry Spotlight

Regine Gilbert Confronted a Lack of Inclusive Design in Her Industry & Paved a New Path

Regine Gilbert is an accessibility advocate, user experience (UX) designer, author, educator, and public speaker with 10 years in the technology arena.

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Volunteering Accessibility Founding Partner

How One Woman Used TikTok To Get 100,000 New Volunteers For An App That Helps Visually Impaired People

Be My Eyes volunteer Lana Le discusses how TikTok and social media at large can help invigorate a community and get people to volunteer.

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Accessibility SEO Community Voice

SEO and Web Accessibility: What You Need to Know

Beyond the obvious ethical reasons, there are solid digital marketing reasons why accessibility should be a top priority. Following accessibility guidelines can have a positive impact on search engine optimization and your organic search channel.

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Inclusion Accessibility

Why Should Businesses Care About Web Accessibility?

The business case for web accessibility can be broken down into four main categories: extending market share, innovation, enhancing your brand, and avoiding liability.