Accessibility is the practice of ensuring that information, activities, and/or environments can be efficiently used by anyone, regardless of their visual, auditory, motor, or cognitive abilities. Hawkes Learning is moving beyond technical compliance and working toward Section 508 compliance and WCAG 2.0 Level AA conformance in all our materials! This process includes developing content that is … Continue reading Tiny Hawk: Small Changes Make a Big Impact
YouTube Resources to Help You Learn More about Accessibility
Thankfully, web accessibility is getting more attention than ever before. Incorporating strong accessible standards helps every online user, whether or not someone has a disability. There are multiple YouTube channels dedicated to helping you learn more about accessibility standards and practices, as well as challenging the stigmas surrounding individuals with disabilities. Below are three you … Continue reading YouTube Resources to Help You Learn More about Accessibility
2 Resources to Help You Check on Your Website’s Accessibility
Our Accessibility Team at Hawkes always gets excited when they found out about tools that help you check on the level of web accessibility in order to improve a website for all users. Here are two great tips if you want to ensure your site is up to WCAG 2.0 standards: 1. Google's Tools for … Continue reading 2 Resources to Help You Check on Your Website’s Accessibility
Five of the best accessibility resources for content creators
Our Accessibility Team at Hawkes Learning has gathered several of their favorite resources for learning about and testing a website's accessibility. As we work toward becoming WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliant, we've learned from some of the best sources within the accessibility community. Below are five that our team recommends using if you're a developer … Continue reading Five of the best accessibility resources for content creators
Make a POUR website. (It’s a good thing.)
To make your website more accessible, make sure it's POUR. POUR is a handy acronym for: P: Perceivable O: Operable U: Understandable R: Robust These are the testing pillars for content providers. What do we mean by that? Let's look into each word. Perceivable Users must be able to perceive your content, and they do … Continue reading Make a POUR website. (It’s a good thing.)
Web accessibility: Who is affected?
If you're short on time, here's the answer: everyone. Yes, web accessibility affects anyone who goes online. If a website is Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA compliant, then the website's usability should also be high-quality. However, people who are affected the most by poor web accessibility are those with disabilities. Below is a quick … Continue reading Web accessibility: Who is affected?