Tagged: accessibility

The art of linking

The Internet depends on connections – between computers, between people, between ideas. Links, or “hyperlinks” as they were originally called, are a basic tool for creating these connections. Yet so many websites offer unfriendly pages because their links are poorly written. Visitors can miss important content or be sent on wild goose chases. Those scenarios

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How can you make your website friendlier and more accessible?

Sarah Durham and Amanda Luker discuss how to constantly improve your website, create different ways to experience content, and run accessibility audits of your nonprofit’s website. Learn how you can make your website friendlier to all users, including those who are differently-abled. Sarah Durham: Welcome to the smart communications podcast. I’m Sarah Durham and I’m

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Campaign Websites and Accessibility

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, an accessibility advocacy organization, analyzed all the 2020 presidential candidates’ websites, and found that NONE of them were fully accessible. We went through the websites, and found several common issues, many of which are easily remedied. 

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The Advomatic Team Reflects on Drupalcon and NTC 2018

Two weeks ago, the Advomatic team divided up and went to both Drupalcon in Nashville and the Nonprofit Tech Conference in New Orleans – they happened at the same time this year. (A few of us went to both!) The short story is: We had a great time and met a lot of people and

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Accessibility As You Go: Part 3

Picking up where we left off in Part 2, in which we went over some of the tools and design considerations for accessibility, in Part 3 we’ll review some tips for minimizing accessibility issues by addressing them early in the development process. Plan Your DOM Order DOM is Document Object Model, which is the fancy

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Accessibility As You Go: Part 2

Picking up where we left off from the first in our Accessibility As You Go series: Testing Tools and Design Process Nip Color Contrast Issues in the Bud During the design phase, it’s important to verify that all text on the site has high enough contrast with its background color. Level AA contrast requires a

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Accessibility As You Go: Part 1

Introduction and Terminology Earlier this year, I went to a tech accessibility event here in Minneapolis (sponsored by Clockwork and WeCO) that was incredibly enlightening. Participants got a chance to watch and ask questions as several users with different impairments interacted with websites: A blind man was visibly frustrated using a screen reader that kept getting trapped

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Front-end Code Review Fundamentals

We’ve been thinking about code reviews lately here at Advomatic.  Fellow Advo-teammate Oliver’s previous post covered the whys of our code review process, and Sarah covered the hows when she did a overview of some tools we use regularly.  This post focuses on the front-end side, and deals more with the whats of front-end code

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