Most web content is harmless to those with epilepsy and/or photosensitive seizure disorders. However, because of the potentially serious nature of seizures, developers need to be aware of the possible dangers of using flashing or flickering graphics and animations. Continue Reading Websites and Seizures: Developing for Accessibility
This year’s World Usability Day (WUD) theme is “design for good or evil”. At its worst, bad design prevents users from doing the things they want to do on websites. However, at its best, good design can provide everyone with a positive user experience. Continue Reading Improving User Experience Through Good Usability Design
Mouse-dependent websites, forms, and software products can be very exhausting for users who live with motor skill-related disabilities. When designing for website accessibility, it’s important to limit the need for the user to be reliant upon using their mouse. Continue Reading When Movement Matters: Developing for People with Limited Fine Motor Skills
Known gaps have existed in WCAG 2.0 that needed to be addressed due to the evolving needs of digital accessibility. In June of 2018, WCAG 2.1 became the official recommendation of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Continue Reading Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Overview
On December 26, 2017 the US Department of Justice officially withdrew the proposed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rules for website accessibility. The question we’re being asked at WeCo by many of our clients since then is: does this mean we don’t have to make our website and software accessible? That’s an important question. It’s one… Continue Reading No ADA Web Rules: Are We Off the Hook?
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. Continue Reading Web Accessibility for People Living with a Hearing Disability
Our staff learned that many of our counterparts working on IT accessibility, and the needs of people living with disabilities, across the globe, do not have access to the level of accessible technology we enjoy in the US. One of our new friends from an African nation shared with us: “Many of our people don’t have computers, let alone screen reader software.” Continue Reading WeCo Hosts “Access for All” ADA Visit Creating Accessibility Cultural Exchange