What is Web Accessibility Posts

5 Tips to Improve the Web for Hearing Disabilities

By Kathy Wahlbin on August 1, 2012

In a study conducted by Google in 2008, it was found that there are more deaf and hard of hearing users with access needs in the US than all of the Internet users in Spain!   How would the loss of your hearing affect you on the Internet? There are three types of auditory impairments, any of which can be caused by accident, illness, environment, heredity, aging:

Top 5 Tests for Web Accessibility

By Kathy Wahlbin on June 4, 2012

How do I test for accessibility?  In short, there are two ways to test the website’s user accessibility: human evaluation or digital evaluation tools. But the most successful approach is to use a combination of both. That’s because no single tool – no matter how expensive it is – can judge every component that affects accessibility. 

7 Tips to Improve the Web for Vision Disabilities

By Kathy Wahlbin on May 9, 2012

Pull up your favorite website, close your eyes, and imagine trying to use it.  Yes, that is extreme, but users users with disabilities face serious challenges trying to use inaccessible websites.  Vision disabilities affect website users in different ways depending on the type and severity of the disability.  The good news is that we can make it significantly easier for users by following some accessibility guidelines.

Why Web Accessibility?

By Kathy Wahlbin on April 2, 2012

The internet has transformed the way we do business, learn, research, communicate, and spend our free time. For business, a dynamic, user-friendly, and appealing online presence is imperative. When users can efficiently and effectively use your site, your bottom line benefits. So you want to make it accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. Users interact with websites in different ways.  Some users may have minor difficulties...

Gaming to the Rescue for PDF Tagging

By Kathy Wahlbin on March 12, 2012

Have you been told that you must make a PDF document accessible? Assuming that you are either an old hand at this process or have now learned what it means for a PDF to be accessible, you now face the task of actually doing the tags work in Acrobat. If you have done this before with any PDF of more than a few pages you know that it involves developing a process and then settling in for a fun time of clicking, typing, and dragging.