Business Accessibility Toolkit

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New Ideas and Unique Solutions from Figma on Accessibility

For those who aren’t familiar with it, Figma is a tool that allows people to share and collaborate on designs for digital products and experiences. Changes are propagated in real time. Think of it as Google Docs for designers.

An Immature Response? Why organizations are failing to build digitally accessible products and services

by Hassell Inclusion Limited 2023
Every year around December, automated accessibility testing companies publish ‘State of Accessibility’ reports, telling us how accessible or inaccessible the digital world’s websites are.
These are useful. But rarely does anyone look at the ‘Why?’ behind their results… Or look at what needs to happen to help things improve…
This Research Report does just that.

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Disability as a Source of Competitive Advantage

Many companies realize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion. But most focus on gender and ethnicity, paying less attention to people with disabilities.

Alycia Anderson.

Beyond Compliance: Accessibility in Multifamily

In the multifamily industry, we have all heard of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We have policies in place for it. It is referenced, stated, and explained in our training courses, onboarding materials, and development plans.

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I’ve received the results of my accessibility audit – now what?

So, you’re just getting started on your accessibility journey and you’re wondering what your first few steps should be. Great! Know that most organizations typically start with an accessibility audit, which provides a benchmark for their digital content.

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Making A Strong Case For Accessibility

Imagine yourself as someone with a visual disability. Cataracts, or totally blind even. A site is not accessible because of many factors, willing and unwillingly. Accessibility may have been attended to at the end of the project or not in the budget, or maybe they just didn’t practice it. You can’t access the vital information on the site because it’s not accessible to people with visual disabilities.

Tim Cook and Clara Daly.

Blind and deaf man can’t communicate on a flight until teen girl reaches for his hand

Well, this story is about just that. One man and one teen happened to be in exactly the right place, at exactly the right time. Their serendipitous and unforgettable connection on a 5-hour-long Alaska Airlines flight went viral, touching the hearts of more than 1 million people.

Linda Campbell and Micheal Smith.

Deaf researchers are advancing the field of science — but barriers still hold many back

In a scrubby patch of forest near Halifax, Saint Mary’s University professor Linda Campbell and her master’s student, Michael Smith, squelch through mud, looking for lichens. The lichens they’re after can be used as natural biological monitors of pollutants from former gold-mining sites, like this one. 

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Usability & Web Accessibility – Assistive Technology

People with certain disabilities use display and input technologies to access online resources. There are several software and hardware solutions that have been adopted, commonly referred to as assistive technologies.

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Usability & Web Accessibility – Navigation

In general, provide multiple ways to reach any page on a site. Doing so allows users to chose whatever way of finding pages is easiest for them. Users with low vision may find using search easier than navigating through a large menu. Users with cognitive impairments may prefer a table of contents or site map over clicking through many pages.