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  1. What Is It Like to Use a Screen Reader?

    by Anthony Vasquez

    As a communication specialist for Knowbility and a journalism lecturer at Cal State Long Beach, accessibility is not a nice-to-have. Without screen readers that allow me to access information, it’s hard to imagine that I’d hold the professional roles I have today. Yet the …

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  2. Accessible Naming for Screen Reader Compatibility

    by Alicia Evans

    An accessible name is the programmatic name that assistive technologies use to identify an element on the page to users. On the web, there are countless instances of elements without an accessible name. This is a significant barrier for assistive technology users. Imagine if a …

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  3. Pro tips for designing welcoming, accessible virtual meetings

    by Sharron Rush

    Nonprofits face the combined crisis of COVID and economic peril. Support organizations offer to help us navigate these times. But almost without exception, the meetings are not accessible to staff with disabilities. This guide, part 3 of a 4 part series, will help you plan for …

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  4. Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Screen Reader with Knowbility’s Accessibility Series

    by Emily Lewis

    IBM researcher and accessibility pioneer Jim Thatcher created the first screen reader 35 years ago . Knowbility is celebrating this digital equity milestone with our 2021 accessibility series! Our first three webinars cover all aspects of screen readers, from the user experience …

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  5. Fundraising Campaigns Platforms for All

    by Sharron Rush

    Why Accessibility Matters in Fundraising Apps Knowbility is a nonprofit organization with a mission to make digital communication tools accessible to and usable by all people regardless of disabilities. Along with millions of other nonprofit agencies that serve a public good, we …

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