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  1. Amplify Austin’s 2019 campaign still not accessible

    The 2019 Amplify Austin‘s campaign “I live here, I give here” is just around the corner. As I wrote last year, it‘s a fantastic campaign. A campaign that raises a lot of money for many nonprofits. It‘s also a campaign that excludes people with disabilities. Last year’s decision not to...

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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