8 Great Digital Accessibility Blogs to Follow

January 27, 2021 BY JACLYN LEDUC

It’s been a long-time coming, and finally, digital accessibility is in the spotlight. While things like digital accessibility blogs and inclusive web design are trending, brands must view accessibility not just as a passing trend. Instead, we must acknowledge digital access as a critical aspect of web design that’s here to stay.

Digital accessibility ensures that people with disabilities have equal access to all web content. Accessible websites also create a better overall user experience for everyone, with and without disabilities. It’s good for brand reputation, and it’s the right thing to do.

 

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With the growth of web accessibility as a prioritization, companies often have many questions. Where does one begin when creating accessible websites? What are the digital accessibility laws? What’s the difference between mobile and desktop accessibility?

Digital Accessibility Blogs

Below, we’ve curated a list of helpful blogs covering everything from the legal landscape to WCAG best practices to how to build an accessible website from scratch.

A List Apart

A List Apart is a site for people who make websites, sharing information on web content creation, standards, and best practices. Aptly located under the parent topic of user experience are 79 in-depth digital accessibility articles.

You’ll learn about many facets of web accessibility, including ARIA, disability and accessible user experience, screen-reader accessibility, and the list goes on.

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Deque Systems

Deque is a digital accessibility company that offers web and mobile accessibility consulting. Their comprehensive blog covers the latest trends and topics like web compliance, best practices, and developer & UX insights.

Equidox

Equidox’s blog provides valuable insights into digital accessibility standards and best practices. This blog is beneficial for those looking to improve their PDFs accessibility, with posts covering how to tag PDFs for assistive technologies and add alt text to PDF images.

Inclusive Components

Inclusive Components takes on a different approach to a traditional blog. The blog highlights the “components” of an accessible website. It takes a deep dive into individual web components and shows the reader how to achieve accessibility for each one.

Visit this blog, and you’ll discover how to make data tables, menu buttons, and tabbed interfaces accessible.

Law Office of Lainey Feingold

Lainey Feingold is an internationally recognized disability rights lawyer, public speaker, and pioneer of Structured Negotiation. She is known for negotiating landmark accessibility agreements, many described in her book, Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits.

The Law Office of Lainey Feingold’s blog keeps readers up-to-date on landmark digital accessibility suits, settlement agreements, and the legal landscape as a whole.

 

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Level Access

Level Access offers software, consulting, and training solutions that help companies ensure their websites are accessible and compliant.

It’s safe to say that Level Access knows their stuff regarding digital accessibility. Their blog provides learning opportunities for anyone from novices and newbies to experienced professionals.

Microassist

Microassist offers accessibility, custom eLearning, and classroom training services. They provide a digital accessibility digest that covers many unique topics such as digital accessibility in government bodies, voting accessibility, and accessibility outlooks.

UserWay

UserWay provides web accessibility solutions that help companies comply with ADA, Section 508, and WCAG requirements.

Their blog is comprehensive and keeps readers informed about the latest digital accessibility news. With everything from mobile accessibility to inclusive design to the legal landscape, UserWay’s blog visitors are sure to learn helpful tips and tricks.


Are you new to web accessibility? In addition to perusing the above digital accessibility blogs, be sure to watch this free webinar, Practical First Steps to Achieving Web accessibility and Reducing Liability Risk.

 

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