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  1. Skip links are important

    “Skip links” are important. They allow keyboard-only users, sighted or not, to bypass large or repetitive blocks of content. You may have heard of them and wondered what the big deal is. Or your design team may have refused to implement one because they look “ugly”. But they are important,...

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  2. Tips For Writing Accessible Emails: Subject Lines

    The new year has begun, and it’s time to reconnect with your customers, colleagues, and friends. Nowadays, social media posts, direct messages, and emails are among the best ways to quickly make your message known. But before sending your beautifully crafted newsletter, update, or friendly post, take a few minutes...

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  3. Make Your ARIA Labels Sing on Key

    The Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications specification (WAI-ARIA) is a powerful tool to make the Web more accessible for people using screen readers. Unfortunately many developers use WAI-ARIA incorrectly. This post will focus on the aria-label attribute. It will provide examples of the misuse of aria-label found during...

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  4. An Alt Text Primer

    An image, they say, is worth a thousand words. Unless you can’t perceive images. This is why the alt attribute for images on the web is so important. I began talking about the importance of alt text decades ago. But images without an alt attribute, or with incorrect alt text...

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  5. How to Stop Opening Links in New Windows without Warning

    Links opening in new windows are an accessibility barrier we find on most websites we audit. These barriers are problematic for many people. The good news is that there’s an easy fix! Some people recommend opening in-domain links in the same window, and opening a new window for off-domain links....

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