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Posts written by Elle Waters, Author at Simply Accessible

Web Accessibility contracting and procurement: Ron Lucey

Posted by on May 5th, 2014

Most often the focus of accessibility training is design and development techniques for creating accessible web sites and applications. That’s almost too late, though, isn’t it? Today we’ll look at the procurement piece of the puzzle. We talk with Ron Lucey about how the state of Texas uses procurement policies, contract language and remedies to help deliver on the promise of making the web accessible to everyone.

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BPOW: Accessibility Tips for Users with Dyslexia

Posted by on October 28th, 2013

In this week’s best practice, we discuss the accessibility needs of users with dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning disability that impacts an individual’s reading fluency and comprehension, affecting 8% of all people worldwide. There are common issues that people with dyslexia struggle with every day when interacting with web content, but we can easily avoid them to provide a more accessible user experience.

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BPOW: Color contrast by the numbers

Posted by on September 12th, 2013

In this Best Practice of the Week (BPOW): always provide good color contrast on your web pages, as insufficient contrast can affect several types of users in many different scenarios. Specifically, improving the overall color contrast on your web site or application benefits users with color blindness, users with low vision, and users with mobile devices.

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What AccessU is all about: Sharron Rush

Posted by on May 9th, 2013

What can technology professionals learn from the Arts? In our final interview before AccessU, we talk with Sharron Rush, Executive Director of Knowbility, about the parallels between inclusion in the Arts and Technology. Sharron also shares some exciting news about next week’s AccessU.

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