You Don’t Have To Be A Code Jockey To Begin Making Your Site Accessible

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Before the Thanksgiving holiday, I published an article at ArtsHacker about how website content managers can begin improving web accessibility by way of user-friendly tools to check color contrast. The response from colleagues and readers was terrific and per those suggestions, I decided to expand this into an ongoing series focusing on all the content management related tasks you can do to improve web accessibility. The good news is there are …

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Forget Coat Check, You Need To Color Check

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If you aren’t already aware of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), there’s no better time than the present to get started. WCAG is a central element of a series of web accessibility guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the Internet. In English, these are the standards that let people with disabilities interact with your online content. As of …

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Got Caught Up Playing Hero

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Sometimes forest fires drop right in your lap. Sometimes they have sacks of revenue attached. But really, some of the most satisfying projects are all about high-pressure deadlines and in the end, helping good people accomplish something meaningful is worth those grindstone burns. When it comes meaningful tasks, web accessibility compliance always crosses the worthwhile threshold. All of that is a roundabout way to say I’ve been preoccupied the past 24 …

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Is Your Website WCAG 2.0 Compliant?

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A recent conversation with a colleague reiterated the importance of confirming whether your organization’s website has any requirements to comply with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 standards. If you aren’t already familiar with web accessibility standards, drop by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 site. Although not overwhelming, there is a good bit of material there, some of which you’ll need to speak with your developer about. At the same time, …

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How Accessible Is Your Website?

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Did you know that a routine boilerplate included in many grant agreements (especially those from government sources) stipulates the receiving organization agrees that their website complies to accessibility standards? How confident are you that your website meets WCAG 2.0 standards? Right. That’s what I thought. Fortunately, there are some super easy tools you can use that are free of charge to check and I wrote an article for today that …

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