Tag: accessibility

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What is the Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act?

Have you heard of the Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act yet? The bill was just introduced in the US Congress in September of 2022. It is a critical bill that could ensure websites and apps are accessible to all audiences. The purpose of the bill is “to establish uniform accessibility standards for websites and …

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What Impact Does National Disability Employment Awareness Month Leave?

In case you haven’t heard yet, October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “NDEAM celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities past and present, and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices.” But why is this so important? People with disabilities are more likely to be …

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Is Your Website Accessible?

If you’re not sure of the answer to that question, your website is most likely not accessible. Public websites need to meet certain requirements by the ADA or they could be at risk of a web accessibility lawsuit. To prevent this from happening to you, it is crucial to test your website’s accessibility. This blog …

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Top 5 Apps for Healthcare Professionals with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities face many barriers when entering the workforce and thereare additional challenges for those who want to go into healthcare. According to a studypublished in 2012, “since 2001, only 0.56 percent of matriculating and 0.42 percent ofgraduating medical students have physical or sensory disabilities.” If you’re a healthcareprofessional with a disability, these are …

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Tools for a More Inclusive Classroom

According to research, disabled children are three times more likely to be bullied and six times more likely to experience violence than their classmates. If you’re an educator, you have the power to change this. By making your classroom more inclusive, you can help prevent disabled children from being bullied and feeling left out. Here …

Top 5 Technologies for Artists with Disabilities

Art is for everyone, and if you follow Able IT Pros on social media, you know that we are passionate about accessibility and leveraging the strengths of all people with varying abilities. Sometimes it can be hard for artists with disabilities to find art programs and technologies that are easy to use to create their …

Top 5 Apple Apps For Workers With Cognitive Disabilities

Adults with cognitive disabilities make up around 10.8% of the U.S. population—less than half of them are in the workforce. Only about 44% have a job compared to the 83% of working-age adults (21-64) without disabilities. A cognitive disability is defined as someone who has difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions. There is a stereotype …

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Android Accessibility Features And Apps For Hearing Disabilities

About 130 million Americans use Android phones every day, but they might not know about the accessibility features and apps it has. Android phones have built-in features that are designed to help users with disabilities and the company has created apps to help with any accessibility issues users may run into. Android’s features and apps …

Easily Add Captions, Audio Descriptions, and Image Descriptions To Your Website

If you’ve read our other articles on web accessibility, then you know how important it is for your website to be accessible to everyone. A lot of companies know they need to make their website accessible, but they might not have the time or know-how to tackle it themselves. Check out these resources that can …

What You Need To Know About Web Accessibility: Part Two

As mentioned in part one of this article, making sure your website or apps are accessible is an important part to helping your business grow. There are certain guidelines that the American Disability Act (ADA) requires, so everyone can access the internet. The ADA requires websites to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), …