People often perceive accessibility as a burdensome obligation that’s solely the responsibility of developers or an overwhelmed accessibility specialist. I’ve always wanted to change that mindset.

During a recent contract, I introduced a strategy to reframe accessibility as a shared responsibility. The ultimate goal is for accessibility to become part of business as usual by involving

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Between Pixels Team

I love to hear from people who have read my book or used Wuhcag.com and used their new skills to make their projects more accessible or meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). From time to time, readers are kind enough to answer a short questionnaire case study (feel free to request one).

Today, I’m featuring the

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Tablet

Alt text is a description of an image that cannot be seen by a sighted user but is available to blind users via screen readers.

When it comes to the web accessibility principles, the inclusion of an alt attribute with an image in HTML code needs to be at the forefront of the developers’s mind. They

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Dog and cat

This is a real question asked everyday by Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Business Analysts, Managers Instructors creating course content, and yes, Disability Services Providers. It is a fair question when time and money are both in short supply. However, Accessibility Specialists understand that this question is not necessary when accessibility is included in every step from planning to delivery. Becoming accessibility aware will help every content creator become better at delivering the best quality information.

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Certificate

Working in web accessibility and helping developers with their websites, I’m often asked how a project gets certified as accessible. Few people know that there is no formal certification process that recognises the accessibility (or otherwise) of your website.

However, there are some optional steps you can take to make a claim about your website.

1. Choose your

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Keyboard

I was recently asked to explain the difference between web accessibility and usability. I struggled to come up with a clear answer, so took some time to research how others had answered the question. While there are some good explanations out there, there wasn’t one I was happy forwarding to the questioner.

Taking bits from a few

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