Accessibility Brew August 17, 2021

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The following may be of interest: Web Accessibility for the Human Experience: When We Can Help – “Adding web accessibility best practices testing to your websites and mobile apps offers new opportunities to understand digital product experiences. We are challenged — as marketers, writers, designers, and developers — to observe people because our work focuses on meeting their needs.” COGNITIVE ACCESSIBILITY COMMUNITY GROUP – “The mission of the community group is to support the Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task…
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Mentors On Tap Video Chat with Kim Krause Berg on Accessibility

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“Kim is the preeminent authority on anything to do with usability and accessibility. If she doesn’t know the answer, she’ll find it and I assure you, having done a little bit of digging into it, she’ll find it a lot faster than I will because it’s not an easily grasped area of expertise by any means.” — “Doc”

A New Fun Video and Amazing Article on Color and Sound

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Recent additions to the Bottom Drawer include: Webbed Brief is a funny new video series that teaches and makes you laugh at the same time. Find it in Videos Converting visual design principles into their audio counterparts is amazing. Care to color sound? Find in Usabilitiy and User Experience Follow the updates to accessibility guidelines and laws for Canada and the UK in Global Accessibility Laws

Small Businesses Can’t Afford Website Accessibility ADA Lawsuits

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An ADA accessibility lawsuit for a website can be the kiss of death for a small online business, or startup. Accessibility advocates try to educate anyone considering owning a website for their business, but the reality is that most view accessibility as too expensive to implement, or is taken care of automatically by their theme, host, plugin, or widget. It’s a shock when they learn their website may be legally required to meet accessibility compliance. Most countries address equal rights…
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Coming Next: WCAG 2.2

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It is a myth that website accessibility is a once and done exercise. Similar to how SEO’s follow every Google algorithm update and chase the results to see what blew up, accessibility for websites and apps is also in a constant state of fluctuation. In other words, you can’t make a change in your code and think it will last forever. Computer devices change. Browsers change. Technology changes. Standards change. Rules, guidelines and laws change, in every state, province and…
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One Line of Code Will Not Save Your Accessibility Status

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If you could fix all the accessibility problems in a website by simply inserting one line of code, would you really do it? This is the claim by a company that announced it got 12 million in funding to create a product that promises to make websites 100% accessible through AI. No longer does a company need to hire designers and developers trained in website accessibility compliance. There is no need to do testing because the app does that for…
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