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Because of Winn-Dixie

Because of Winn-Dixie

With online shopping more popular than ever, many brick and mortar stores have websites on which you can purchase store products. Winn-Dixie is one such institution; it operates a regional chain of grocery stores, some including pharmacies. Winn-Dixie’s website, which was launched in September of 2015, includes features like a store locator and coupons. Miami resident Juan Gil is legally blind and uses screen-reading technology to access the internet, technology which has allowed him to access many websites. Sadly, this…

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Online Accessibility Issues According to People With Disabilities

Online Accessibility Issues According to People With Disabilities

“If you have a disability, what’s the hardest thing about browsing the web?” asked Safia Abdalla in a tweet on June 3rd, 2017. In the axesslab article “Accessibility According to Actual People with Disabilities,” author Hampus Sethfors reviews the main topics brought up in the thread that followed the catalytic tweet.   Lack of Captioning The most common complaint was the lack of captioning on videos. Captioning is hardly a convenience benefiting the disabled alone; anyone who has wanted to…

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User Testing Tips for Accessibility

User Testing Tips for Accessibility

There are plenty of relatively simple ways to sidestep the accessibility issues that plague the disabled community and ensure the accessibility of your website; primarily by user testing on people who actually have the disabilities you are trying to account for. In axesslab’s article “Seven Tips for User Testing with Users with Disabilities,” Sethfors gives readers practical advice he has picked up over years of conducting user tests on digital products with disabled individuals as participants. Ironically, the first bit…

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What to Expect with WCAG 2.1

What to Expect with WCAG 2.1

News in the accessibility field means extra work and potential fines for anyone with web content not updated to meet new regulations. According to axesslab’s article “WCAG 2.1 – What’s Up and Coming?” the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 have been planned to be released in June of 2018, and several new regulations have been proposed. At the moment, the WCAG 2.1 is on Working Draft Two of seven. There are so far four new criteria proposed that made it…

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