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The 5 Step Multi Year Accessibility Plan You Needed Yesterday
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The 5-Step Multi-Year Accessibility Plan You Needed Yesterday

Planning is part of creating, maintaining, and growing a business. You plan for the initial start-up. You plan for its ongoing progress. And you plan on how to increase your business’s success. However, within that plan should be a strategy to address accessibility barriers affecting your staff and clients. Although new legislation mandates companies and organizations to create a more accessible environment, there are still barriers that affect the everyday life of people with disabilities.

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The Importance of Document Remediation in Accessibility Compliance

It’s important to understand what document remediation is and why it’s important. Document remediation refers to the process of modifying digital documents (like PDFs, Word documents, and Excel spreadsheets) to ensure they are accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. This process involves incorporating various features such as alternative text (“alt text”) for images, proper heading structure, readable fonts, and navigable layouts.

The Best 10 Dyslexia friendly Fonts Your Website Needs
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The Best 10 Friendly Dyslexia Fonts Your Website Needs

Here’s something you probably didn’t know.

Of all the content written on a webpage, roughly only 20% of that content is read by the user. Nowadays, users consume mostly images and videos, so when they consume text, they scan it and pick out the most important words.

However, not all users have the ability to scan through text seamlessly.

Roughly five to ten percent of Canadians live with Dyslexia, a disability that can be difficult to diagnose. Due to the different severity levels of Dyslexia, it’s essential to update your digital content so all users can easily consume that information.

This is How WCAG 2.1 Evolved for the Better
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This is How WCAG 2.1 Evolved for the Better

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines were developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and have been around since 1999. The W3C launched multiple versions of WCAG over time to ensure the guidelines evolved with the accessibility needs of society.. At the moment, the latest version is WCAG 2.1 with version 2.2 pending approval.

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Navigating AODA Compliance: A Guide for Small Businesses

Navigating the complexities of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) can be daunting for small business owners. However, compliance is not only a legal obligation but also a step towards creating a more inclusive environment for customers and employees alike. This guide provides practical insights and steps for small businesses to understand and implement AODA standards effectively.

AODA WCAG Destroy Accessibility Barriers for New Opportunities
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AODA & WCAG: Destroy Accessibility Barriers for New Opportunities

What do you think of when someone mentions Accessibility Barriers?
Does it perhaps pertain to buildings or sidewalks with a narrow walkway unsuitable for wheelchairs? How about infographics with no alternative text (alt text)?
While society has come a long way in creating more accessible environments, persistent challenges remain as barriers to total inclusivity.
Accessibility barriers are challenges or obstacles that limit individuals with disabilities from accessing or using either digital content, products, or physical spaces. These obstacles not only affect individuals with disabilities but also impact the broader community by: