Written by Guest Blogger Dane, a WeCoAccessibility Specialist Intern.
The inception of Global Accessibility Awareness Dayor GAAD started with a single blog post, written by a Los Angeles web developer named Joe Devon. Jennison Asuncion, an accessibility professional from Toronto came across Joe’s blog post via Twitter and immediately contacted him. They joined forces to leverage their extensive and respective networks to realize the event.
In 2015, rather than using a fixed date, Global Read more of this post
Global Accessibility Awareness Day helps us reflect on the history we’ve been making in creating a digital accessible world. Read more of this post
Web usability and digital accessibility are closely related. When talking about the disabled, it’s important to distinguish them. Read more of this post
When used throughout the web development phases, automated evaluation tools can be used to assist users with digital accessibility. Read more of this post
People living with a disability face various web accessibility challenges when accessing websites. But ask yourself this: What if you had, not one, but two disabilities? Without vision and the ability to hear, you would think one who was deaf-blind would be unable to browse the Internet, let alone use a computer.
Death-blind is defined as a person that has a combination of both vision and hearing loss. There are approximately 45,000 to 50,000 individuals in the US who are deaf-blind. The largest Read more of this post
Autism can cause problems with social interaction, communication, cognitive and motor difficulties, but technology can help them live fully functional lives Read more of this post
One might believe that people living with a hearing disability don’t really suffer from web accessibility problems since they can see the images, use a mouse, navigate the site, and read the content on the web page just fine, right? Websites are increasingly consisting of video and multimedia content. Read more of this post
MS is a degenerative, inflammatory immune illness which affects about 2.3 million people worldwide. Websites have not been developed with MS users in mind. Read more of this post
Forms are used for many types of interactions on the web. When referring to form accessibility, it means that all people with a disability is able to successfully complete the form. There are many key elements to consider when creating accessible forms. Read more of this post