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In this blog, we will walk through how to use the open source tool, pa11y, to setup and run automated accessibility testing. Before you can start the Automated Accessibility Testing, you’ll need to install the prerequisite tools that are required for this type of testing.  Don't worry, we will… Read More
My name is Katherine Shaw and I am a front end web developer at Promet Source. I'd like to start by sharing a little bit of my background, as it has helped me to understand why accessibility, on the web and in the world around us, is such an important issue. I am an advocate for web accessibility… Read More
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Wordpress vs. Drupal - How do I choose a CMS for my web development project? The age old question - or at least decades-old question of Wordpress vs. Drupal is one we encounter on an almost daily basis. When deciding between the two content management systems, it may not be a question of which is… Read More
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It has become increasingly common to find located in the footer of many websites a link to their Statement of Accessibility. In a few cases you will find some sites with a VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) and Statement of Accessibility linked. What are these documents? What is their… Read More
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VPAT for documenting web accessibility
Even though 2020 came to a close with an overwhelming sense of “good riddance,” the year was not all bad. It was filled with as many surprises as it was filled with opportunities for growth, learning, and many new developments. The realities of remote work revealed new levels of resilience and… Read More
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Top Promet Source blogs of 2020
While the need for web accessibility was not envisioned when the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law 30 years ago this summer, ADA web accessibility has emerged as a top-of-mind topic and a fundamental necessity. This has prompted a proliferation of new tools to evaluate the… Read More
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Automated web accessibility audit tools comparison
Recent and abundant evidence that ADA Accessibility enhances SEO, is broadening perspectives on WCAG compliance -- from a complicated and potentially costly requirement, to an excellent opportunity that needs to be accomplished ASAP.     Google as a Gatekeeper Google has emerged as a gatekeeper… Read More
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ADA Compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines has not traditionally been a top-of-mind consideration for the writers, editors, and subject matter experts who populate websites with content. Then again, the same can be said for developers, designers, site architects, and everyone involved… Read More
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Just because a website is required to follow WCAG 2.1 accessibility guidelines doesn’t mean it can’t have a great design. Sometimes this misconception can frustrate designers before they even begin to understand the accessibility guidelines and the reasons they exist. Get our 12 Point Design… Read More
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Too often, compliance with WCAG 2.1, to ensure web accessibility for people with disabilities, is an afterthought of the web development process. WCAG 2.1 compliance is a multifaceted endeavor, and when accessibility is incorporated into every phase of development, the result is greater… Read More
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