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DubBot's Summer Road Trip

Maggie Vaughan | May 22, 2024 | Accessibility

This summer, we're thrilled to sponsor two key events dedicated to advancing accessibility in education. Each is a valuable stop on your accessibility road trip. The first stop is the UnConference, which takes place on May 31 from 9 a.m. to 4...

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The trouble with PDFs

Maggie Vaughan | May 28, 2024 | Accessibility, Quality Assurance

Thursday, May 16th, DubBot and our partner Lullabot co-hosted "Web Accessibility Q&A: Simplicity, Testing, and Remediation," which featured a fantastic panel of accessibility professionals from Iowa's Department for the Blind, Lullabot, ...

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Cookie Consent Pop-ups

Maggie Vaughan | May 23, 2024 | Quality Assurance

Are persistent cookie consent pop-ups hindering your website's accessibility scan? These notifications can be annoying and prevent you from reading page-level reports, leading to a poor user experience. The following screenshot showcases an...

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Custom Policies - Not Just for Website Editors Anymore

Maggie Vaughan | May 20, 2024 | Web Governance, Quality Assurance

Content marketers churn out a lot of content, striving to balance originality and brand consistency while adhering to the organization's style guide. Content creation has many moving parts, but Custom Policies can make that process easier. I took...

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GAAD Webinar Wrap-Up

Maggie Vaughan | May 17, 2024 | Accessibility

Wow! What a great #GAAD webinar!  Thursday, May 16th, DubBot and our partner Lullabot co-hosted "Web Accessibility Q&A: Simplicity, Testing, and Remediation," which featured a fantastic panel of accessibility professionals from...

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What Accessibility Awareness Means to Me #GAAD

Maggie Vaughan | May 16, 2024 | Accessibility

Have you ever thought about how you navigate the world around you? For many, daily tasks like using a website or entering a building are seamless experiences. However, that is not the case for the estimated 1.3 billion people who experience...

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Ignored Issues Report

Maggie Vaughan | May 16, 2024 | Product Updates, Web Governance

Another client-inspired feature update.  Users with administrative rights will now see a new report added to their dashboard. The Ignored Issues Report. The Ignored Issues downloadable CSV shows the following information: Timestamp...

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Client Inspired: Updated Scoring System with Quicker Feedback

Maggie Vaughan | May 7, 2024 | Product Updates

Keep an eye on your DubBot scores! You might notice some improvements in the next few days. Why? We listened to client feedback and updated our site scoring calculation formula.  Once there are fewer than 20 issues per page, every time...

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Site Maps, Site Search and Accessibility

Maggie Vaughan | May 2, 2024 | Accessibility

An important aspect of an accessible website is providing different ways for users to find what they need. Site maps and site search are two helpful tools for achieving this. Sitemaps Although an HTML sitemap is not required to comply with WCAG...

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Title II: New Rule for State & Local Governments

Maggie Vaughan | April 26, 2024 | Accessibility

On Thursday, April 24, 2024, "The Department of Justice ("Department") issued its final rule revising the regulation implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") to establish specific requirements, including the adoption of...

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Third-Party Applications and Accessibility Barriers

Maggie Vaughan | April 25, 2024 | Accessibility

Third-party applications can offer everything from enhanced productivity tools to on-demand entertainment. But what happens when these add-ons create unintended consequences? While third-party applications can enhance functionality, they can...

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Celebrating Digital Inclusion: Get Ready for Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

Maggie Vaughan | April 24, 2024 | Accessibility

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Lullabot and DubBot are co-hosting a webinar to help you make your website more accessible to everyone. Join us May 16 at 1 p.m. EDT for "Web Accessibility Q&A: Simplicity, Testing, and...

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Development & Testing for Diverse Abilities: Visual

Maggie Vaughan | April 18, 2024 | Accessibility

This blog series, Development & Testing for Diverse Abilities, will explore the needs of users with auditory, cognitive, visual, and mobility impairments and equip you with the knowledge and tools to create digital experiences that are more...

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Development & Testing for Diverse Abilities: Mobility

Maggie Vaughan | April 11, 2024 | Accessibility

This blog series, Development & Testing for Diverse Abilities , will explore the needs of users with auditory, cognitive, visual, and mobility impairments and equip you with the knowledge and tools to create digital experiences that are...

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Development & Testing for Diverse Abilities: Cognitive

Maggie Vaughan | April 4, 2024 | Accessibility

This blog series, Development & Testing for Diverse Abilities, will explore the needs of users with auditory, cognitive, visual, and mobility impairments and equip you with the knowledge and tools to create digital experiences that are...

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Development & Testing for Diverse Abilities: Auditory

Maggie Vaughan | March 28, 2024 | Accessibility

This blog series, Development & Testing for Diverse Abilities , will explore the needs of users with auditory, cognitive, visual, and mobility impairments and equip you with the knowledge and tools to create digital experiences that are...

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Level Up Your Accessibility Game: Tips and Resources for Hiring an Accessibility Pro

Maggie Vaughan | March 21, 2024 | Accessibility

If you or your organization are looking to hire an accessibility professional, you’ll need to have a solid understanding of your organization's accessibility goals to choose a candidate with the appropriate expertise. This blog post...

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Navigating Section 508 and WCAG 2.0

Maggie Vaughan | March 14, 2024 | Accessibility

Disclaimer: Legal Information and General DisclaimerThis blog post contains general information only and is not intended as legal advice. It is based on our understanding of the subject matter at the time of writing and is subject to...

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EvolvingDrupal Atlanta!

Maggie Vaughan | March 5, 2024 | Web Governance, Accessibility

Guess who’s coming to town? That’s right! EvolveDrupal is heading to Atlanta! DubBot is proud to be a sponsor of this outstanding event hosted by our client and partner, Evolving Web.  DubBot’s VP of Client...

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Accessibility Checklist Update: Now Includes WCAG 2.2

Maggie Vaughan | February 29, 2024 | Accessibility

In 2022, we introduced the Beginner's Guide for Manual and Automated Accessibility Testing, which was developed by our team of accessibility specialists. When the checklist was published, it covered every success criterion included in the WCAG...

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False Positives in Accessibility Testing

Maggie Vaughan | February 22, 2024 | Accessibility

A false positive in accessibility testing occurs when an accessibility test detects a barrier that is not actually present. False positives can occur for several reasons and under different circumstances. A purely decorative image is one of the...

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Staying on Target: Meeting the Minimum Target Size

Maggie Vaughan | February 15, 2024 | Accessibility

Have you ever unintentionally clicked the wrong button or struggled to hit the right link on a website or mobile app? You’re not alone. Trying to tap those tiny buttons on my phone with my fat fingers – it's like playing that...

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Testing for Consistent Help

Maggie Vaughan | February 8, 2024 | Accessibility

New with WCAG 2.2 is WCAG 3.2.6, Consistent Help (Level A). This criterion ensures that when providing users with a help mechanism on your website, it is located consistently in the same relative location unless the user initiates a...

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What does readability have to do with accessibility?

Maggie Vaughan | February 2, 2024 | Accessibility, Quality Assurance

You may not realize this, but about 10% of the people visiting your website could have dyslexia. Still, others may struggle with cognitive or learning disabilities that make reading words and sentences difficult. Turns out, the average reading...

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Case Study: Transforming Accessibility Training at Providence College

Maggie Vaughan | February 1, 2024 | Case Studies, Accessibility

Institution Overview Providence College is a private Catholic university in Providence, Rhode Island. Offering 47 undergraduate majors and 17 graduate programs, the current total student population is 4,756, which includes undergraduate,...

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Using DubBot During the Development Phase

Maggie Vaughan | January 26, 2024 | Accessibility

We believe embedding accessibility standards and testing into the development process is the most efficient approach to creating an accessible website. Many of DubBot's clients, agencies in particular, use automated and manual testing consistently...

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New Feature: Account History

Maggie Vaughan | January 25, 2024 | Quality Assurance, Product Updates

DubBot administrators can now see a new option, Account History, in the Settings panel. Account History allows administrators a centralized location to view account-wide events with a timestamp for when the event occurred. The events are...

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Announcing Our New Learning Center

Maggie Vaughan | January 18, 2024 | Accessibility

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Learning Center! This resource is now available to clients by simply creating a username and password for individual users. If your organization already subscribes to DubBot, you can add...

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Subscribe to the DubBlog RSS Feed

Maggie Vaughan | January 12, 2024 | Product Updates

We have added RSS feeds to our blog and blog categories! This came directly from a client request! Stay up to date, and don’t miss a single post! https://dubbot.com/dubblog/index.xml

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2023's Top 10 Accessibility Issues Uncovered

Maggie Vaughan | January 11, 2024 | Accessibility

In the spirit of curating end-of-year numbers, the DubBot engineers ran a query on all the accessibility issues encountered by our clients in 2023. Here's the top-ten list with a side of recommendations and best practices. #1 Links with the same...

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The Crucial Role of Discernible Text in Links

Maggie Vaughan | January 4, 2024 | Accessibility

One often overlooked yet crucial element in web accessibility is discernible text in links. In this blog post, we'll consider the significance of having discernible text in links, explore why it is essential for an inclusive online experience, and...

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3 Things - Tuesday, December 19

Maggie Vaughan | December 19, 2023 | 3 Things

'Tis the season for holiday travel. Whether it's by air, land, or sea, traveling with a disability can be a challenge. Here are three stories from three travelers with disabilities. The Truth About Traveling While Disabled...

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Take Control with Image Indexing

Maggie Vaughan | December 18, 2023 | Quality Assurance

Missing images not only compromise the aesthetic appeal of your website but can also hinder your SEO. Excessively large images can have an adverse effect on your website performance. Get ready to take control, as DubBot will soon empower you to...

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Helping Users Prevent Input Errors

Maggie Vaughan | December 14, 2023 | Quality Assurance, Accessibility

On November 16, I posted a blog titled Error Messages and Making Them Accessible. Today’s blog is about best practices to help you help your users actively avoid those errors. Similar to initiating accessibility testing at the outset...

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3 Things - Tuesday, December 12

Maggie Vaughan | December 12, 2023 | 3 Things

Three jobs in higher education. Disability Services Coordinator - Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, FLThis Disability Services Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of disability services, supporting students...

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AI and ALT Text: Using Custom Policies for a Balanced Approach

Maggie Vaughan | December 7, 2023 | Accessibility

Est. read time: 3 minutes    Ensuring that all users can engage with online content regardless of their abilities is a top priority. One solution that has gained more recent traction is using artificial intelligence (AI) to...

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3 Things - Tuesday, December 5

Maggie Vaughan | December 5, 2023 | 3 Things

Celebrating those setting the trend in digital inclusivity On October 26, Adobe released a blog post introducing a distinguished group of individuals referred to as "Leaders of Accessibility," highlighting them as trendsetters in the...

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Viewport Testing: Analysis Options for a Better User Experience

Maggie Vaughan | November 30, 2023 | Quality Assurance, Accessibility

DubBot brings you an exciting addition to your testing arsenal: the ability to configure the viewport used for testing and previewing your website for a more customized evaluation of your content within DubBot. Viewports play a significant role...

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3 Things - Tuesday, November 28

Maggie Vaughan | November 28, 2023 | 3 Things

Three upcoming accessibility conferences. Mark your calendars for 2024.  axe-con, February 20-22, 2024 - online Save the date! The world’s largest digital accessibility conference is back. With the success...

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3 Things - Tuesday, November 21

Maggie Vaughan | November 21, 2023 | 3 Things

5 Tips for a Sensory-Friendly Thanksgiving This Thanksgiving, address your or your loved one’s needs by planning for the holiday with sensory-friendly adaptations, favorite food substitutions, and mindful moments to de-stress....

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Shout Out to #NEDSummit

Maggie Vaughan | November 20, 2023 | Web Governance

The team at DubBot would like to take a moment to thank Mike Miles and the NEDSummit and NEDCamp organizers for their hospitality and the opportunity for our own Penny Kronz to participate as the keynote speaker at the recent #NEDSummit. This...

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Error Messages and Making Them Accessible

Maggie Vaughan | November 16, 2023 | Accessibility

I was working through some broken link issues on a friend's website when it occurred to me. What do all these error messages mean? For example: HTTP_400: Bad Request - did I forget to say please? HTTP_403: Forbidden - now I really want to...

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Embracing a Simpler Platform

Blaine Herman | November 14, 2023 | Accessibility, Quality Assurance

In a world where software companies try to be everything to everybody, we’ve taken a different approach at DubBot. Instead, we prioritize simplicity in our approach, recognizing that end users avoid overly complex...

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3 Things - Tuesday, November 14

Maggie Vaughan | November 14, 2023 | 3 Things

Three accessibility job opportunities in higher education. Assistive Technology Coordinator - Towson University, Towson, MD Coordinates accommodations involving assistive technology software and hardware and alternative text conversions...

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Veterans Day and the DAV

Maggie Vaughan | November 9, 2023 | Accessibility

If you are a veteran in crisis or you know a veteran who is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Dial 988, then Press 1.  The signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919, marked the official end...

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3 Things - Tuesday, November 7

Maggie Vaughan | November 7, 2023 | 3 Things

It's election day! Get out there and vote! Let your voice be heard! The Blind Voter's Guide to VotingThe Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was signed into law on October 29, 2002, to address the problems during the 2000 presidential election. One...

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SC 4.1.1 Parsing - Should it stay or should it go?

Maggie Vaughan | November 3, 2023 | Accessibility, Web Governance

By now, many of you have heard that WCAG Success Criteria (SC) 4.1.1, Parsing (Level A) has been removed from WCAG 2.2. Even though 4.1.1 is no longer a rule per WCAG 2.2, DubBot has not removed that rule from our test bank. We have left the...

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3 Things - Tuesday, October 31

Maggie Vaughan | October 31, 2023 | 3 Things

Three times when accessibility was done wrong. 2.4.11: Adversarial Conformance HAL, the UI designer, can claim that it followed WCAG even though it’s clear that HAL expended effort on minimally conforming while negative...

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Demystifying Decorative Images: To ALT Text or Not to ALT Text?

Maggie Vaughan | October 26, 2023 | Accessibility, Web Governance

For web accessibility experts, decorative images are a familiar and often debated topic. The question that often arises is whether ALT text should be applied to decorative images. To answer this, we first need to define what...

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3 Things - Tuesday, October 24

Maggie Vaughan | October 24, 2023 | 3 Things

Three ways to help everyone have a Happy Halloween. Ditch the strobe lights, scary sounds, and loud music. Loud or frightening noises and bright flashing lights can cause big problems for trick-or-treaters with sensory processing issues,...

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Accessibility Statement 2.2

Maggie Vaughan | October 19, 2023 | Accessibility

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) have long served as the gold standard for making the web inclusive. In the world of web accessibility, the recent release of WCAG 2.2 as a recommendation represents a significant milestone. While...

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3 Things - Tuesday, October 17

Maggie Vaughan | October 17, 2023 | 3 Things

Three techniques to help you meet three of the WCAG 2.2 Success Criteria. Technique G219: Ensuring that an alternative is available for dragging movements that operate on content This Technique aims to ensure that people with motor impairments...

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Penny Kronz Presents Keynote at New England Drupal Camp

Blaine Herman | October 16, 2023 | Web Governance

I’m thrilled to announce that our own Penny Kronz will present as a keynote speaker at The New England Drupal Camp conference on November 17. Penny will share her expertise in Web Governance strategy...

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Tips for Accessible Meme Making

Maggie Vaughan | October 12, 2023 | Accessibility

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital content, memes have become a powerful medium for communication, humor, and expression. However, understanding the humor or message conveyed by a meme can be challenging for individuals with visual...

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3 Things - Tuesday, October 10

Maggie Vaughan | October 10, 2023 | 3 Things

Digital Accessibility Specialist - College of Engineering, UC Berkeley (2-year contract position) Reporting to Berkeley Engineering's web director, this position identifies all websites, web applications, social media, learning...

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Case Study: George Mason University & The Trusted Tester

Maggie Vaughan | October 6, 2023 | Case Studies, Accessibility

So simple, yet so brilliant! George Mason University (GMU) leveraged the Trusted Tester Conformance Test Process Certification, TTV5, creating a cohort of accessibility specialists and advocates.Provided by The Department of Homeland Security, the...

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Deep Links in DubBot

Maggie Vaughan | October 6, 2023 | Accessibility

Deep links are shortcuts that send users directly to precise locations within an application, bypassing the need to navigate through the application. These clever links streamline the user experience by making sharing information easier from one...

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WCAG 2.2 is Live!

Ashley Thompson | October 5, 2023 | Accessibility

WCAG 2.2 is here! Today, October 5, 2023, WCAG 2.2 is officially live! We have been following the evolution of this update closely, and we are excited to see the final version of these guidelines, which include nine new Success...

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3 Things - Tuesday, October 3

Maggie Vaughan | October 3, 2023 | 3 Things

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This is a time to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and to work towards creating a more inclusive workforce. By raising awareness of employment...

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Dark Mode: Best Practices for Accessibility

Maggie Vaughan | September 28, 2023 | Accessibility, Quality Assurance

Looking back on the history of dark mode, anyone can see it has come a long way from the old cathode-ray tube (CRT) monitors that displayed green text on a black background. It has evolved over time, driven by both practical considerations and...

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3 Things - Tuesday, September 26

Maggie Vaughan | September 26, 2023 | 3 Things

Three professional development opportunities about accessibility.   WordPress Accessibility Day 2023, September 27-28, Livestream, FreeWordPress Accessibility Day is a 24-hour global event dedicated to promoting and learning...

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Dark Mode in Web Apps: A11Y Pros and Cons

Maggie Vaughan | September 21, 2023 | Accessibility

Dark mode, or dark theme or night mode, is a display setting for digital user interfaces. It means that, instead of the default dark text on a light background, the user sees light-colored text against a dark or black background. "The idea behind...

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3 Things - Tuesday, September 19

Maggie Vaughan | September 19, 2023 | 3 Things

Three A11Y tips for a better web experience. Understanding Page Structure Pages with a clear structure and hierarchy are easy for people to understand. A good structure helps people navigate through content, find what they're looking...

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Proof Accessibility Matters

Maggie Vaughan | September 14, 2023 | Accessibility

Recently, an article from HubSpot titled "Website Accessibility: 25 Statistics that Prove It Matters" was shared with me by a colleague. It's chock-full of solid, research-based facts and figures on why accessibility really does matter. The...

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3 Things - Tuesday, September 12

Maggie Vaughan | September 12, 2023 | 3 Things

Three jobs edition. Accessibility Specialist - W3C / MIT (Temporary)The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) seeks a full-time staff member to work on digital accessibility standards and supporting materials. The Accessibility Specialist will...

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How People Use Assistive Technology

Maggie Vaughan | September 7, 2023 | Accessibility

What is assistive technology? Assistive technology ensures that individuals with disabilities can interact with websites and digital content effectively. The types of assistive technology needed to interact with a website can vary depending on...

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3 Things - Tuesday, September 5

Maggie Vaughan | September 5, 2023 | 3 Things

Back to school edition. Two-thirds of NYC public schools not fully accessible for students with physical disabilities More than two-thirds of New York City public schools are not fully accessible for students with physical...

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Sitting for the CPACC Exam - I Passed!

Ashley Thompson | August 31, 2023 | Accessibility

Ashley Thompson is a member of DubBot’s Support team, serving as our newest Support Engineer. The following post is the fifth and final post of a blog series documenting her experiences as she prepared for the CPACC exam. The fourth...

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Introducing the GitHub Task Connector

Maggie Vaughan | August 31, 2023 | Product Updates

Hey, GitHub users! Exciting news: You can now push and close your DubBot task details to your GitHub repositories! That’s right! Admins can now add a GitHub Connector to user accounts to connect DubBot Tasks to...

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3 Things - Tuesday, August 29

Maggie Vaughan | August 29, 2023 | 3 Things

Three special days in September. National Guide Dog DaySeptember 2023 is National Guide Dog Month in the United States. This month is a celebration of all guide dogs or service dogs. This month-long celebration aims to raise awareness, support,...

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Using Custom Policies to Increase SEO

Maggie Vaughan | August 24, 2023 | SEO

We know that making your site accessible also improves your search engine optimization (SEO), right? But did you also know that you can use Custom Policies to ramp up your website visibility and rankings? DubBot has a variety of Custom Policies...

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3 Things - Tuesday, August 22

Maggie Vaughan | August 22, 2023 | 3 Things

Three professional development opportunities. EvolveDrupal - September 8, 2023With over 120 professionals coming together to learn, connect, and inspire, it set the bar high, and we're determined to exceed expectations once again! Engage in...

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FCC's New Proposed Rule

Maggie Vaughan | August 17, 2023 | Accessibility

On the heels of the Justice Department sending a notice of proposed rulemaking "to improve web and mobile applications (apps) access for people with disabilities," the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has "published a proposed rule designed...

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3 Things - Tuesday, August 15

Maggie Vaughan | August 15, 2023 | 3 Things

Three A11Y tips for a better web experience. Designing Accessible Text Over Images: Best Practices, Techniques, And Resources (Part 1) The text over images design pattern is a design technique used to place text on top of images....

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The Importance of the 404 Status for your 404 Page

Blaine Herman | August 10, 2023 | Accessibility, SEO

In a recent case, we assisted a client in realizing that despite encountering a "404 Not Found" error for a page on their site, their web server was incorrectly indicating a "200 OK status." This 200 OK status suggested the page was found at the...

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3 Things - Tuesday, August 8

Maggie Vaughan | August 8, 2023 | 3 Things

Three accessibility jobs. Systems Accessibility Analyst 2 - The Ohio State University, Romote Under the direction of the Associate Director of Web Services, and with a keen and balanced sensitivity to meeting human needs and mitigating...

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Sitting for the CPACC Exam - #4

Ashley Thompson | August 3, 2023 | Accessibility

Ashley Thompson is a member of DubBot’s Support team, serving as our newest Support Engineer. The following post is the third part of a blog series documenting her experiences as she prepares for the CPACC exam. The third blog entry...

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3 Things - Tuesday, August 1

Maggie Vaughan | August 1, 2023 | 3 Things

On July 25, "The Justice Department sent to the Federal Register for publication a notice of proposed rulemaking under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that aims to improve web and mobile applications (apps) access for people...

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Improved Control for Ignoring Issues Across Multiple Pages

Maggie Vaughan | July 25, 2023 | Web Governance, Quality Assurance

DubBot’s clients have often provided inspiration for amazing product updates and feature additions. The ability to ignore issues by an element's HTML source is certainly proof of that. Imagine you have a webpage with an image of a dog...

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3 Things - Tuesday, July 25

Maggie Vaughan | July 25, 2023 | 3 Things

In celebration of the Accessibility Summit, today's 3Things is about the Higher Education Web Professionals Association (HighEdWeb.)  EventsHighEdWeb hosts three must attend conferences every year. The Analytics...

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Custom Policies: DubBot’s Hidden Gem

Joanie Chembars | July 20, 2023 | Quality Assurance, Web Governance

Does your company have an Editorial or Writing Style Guide? Is it consistently applied across your site? Doing so can greatly increase the quality and usability of the content on your site.  Why? Consider a user’s confusion if...

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3 Things - Tuesday, July 18

Maggie Vaughan | July 18, 2023 | 3 Things

Three checks in DubBot that keep you compliant and help you deliver an exceptional user experience. PDF Checker 2.0 PDF checker version 2.0 is now live with more abilities to filter your PDFs by types of issues found. If your site is...

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It's A11Y Summit Time!

Maggie Vaughan | July 13, 2023 | Web Governance, Accessibility, Quality Assurance

Are you ready? The HighEdWeb Accessibility Summit is right around the corner. It’s happening on Tuesday, July 25, to be exact. Have you registered yet? No? What are you waiting for? Register Now! Here at DubBot, we are especially...

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3 Things - Tuesday, July 11

Maggie Vaughan | July 11, 2023 | 3 Things

For this week's 3Things, we identified three job opportunities within higher education that specifically focus on accessibility. Director of Digital Accessibility - Tarrant County College  Reporting to the District Director of Web...

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Product Update: PDF Checker 2.0 Goes Live

Maggie Vaughan | July 6, 2023 | Accessibility, Product Updates

If you subscribe to the DubBot Quarterly Newsletter, you saw in the Product Updates section that "PDF checker version 2.0 is now live with more abilities to filter your PDFs by types of issues found."  I thought you might find it helpful...

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3 Things - Tuesday, July 4

Maggie Vaughan | July 4, 2023 | 3 Things

The  World Para Athletics Championships begins July 8 in Paris, France. Here are 3 things about this popular Paralympic sport. World Para Athletics  "Para athletics is the biggest sport within the Paralympic...

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Flying without Limits: Unlocking Accessible Air Travel

Maggie Vaughan | June 29, 2023 | Accessibility

Awww, summer vacation! Who doesn’t anxiously await that time away to unwind, unplug and recharge? I recently returned home from my long-awaited summer vacation in Destin, Florida. Since I live in Virginia, I traveled by plane to...

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3 Things - Tuesday, June 27

Maggie Vaughan | June 27, 2023 | 3 Things

Google’s Parrotron is an AI tool for people with speech impediments For millions of folks around the world, speech impairment is a fact of life. Roughly 7.5 million people in the U.S. have trouble vocalizing words and phrases,...

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2023 Special Olympics World Games

Maggie Vaughan | June 22, 2023 | Accessibility

The lighting of the "Flame of Hope" took place on June 18 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany, in front of an audience of 50,000 individuals, consisting of 3,000 coaches, officials, and 18,000 volunteers. This significant event marked the...

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3 Things - Tuesday, June 20

Maggie Vaughan | June 20, 2023 | 3 Things

Understanding SC 2.5.5: Target Size (Level AAA) The intent of this success criteria is to ensure that target sizes are large enough for users to easily activate them, even if the user is accessing content on a small handheld touch...

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AI and A11Y: Navigating the AI Revolution

Maggie Vaughan | June 15, 2023 | Accessibility

People have written a lot about the pros and cons of artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on people with disabilities. I do not pretend to be an expert, and I certainly can not cover the breadth of the subject adequately in just one blog...

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3 Things - Tuesday, June 13

Maggie Vaughan | June 13, 2023 | 3 Things

University Webmaster and Developer - Jacksonville University The University Webmaster and Developer serves as the leader for Jacksonville University’s website and subsidiary sites. This position oversees the management of the...

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Sitting for the CPACC Exam - #3

Ashley Thompson | June 8, 2023 | Accessibility

Ashley Thompson is a member of DubBot’s Support team, serving as our newest Support Engineer. The following post is the third part of a blog series documenting her experiences as she prepares for the CPACC exam. The second blog entry...

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3 Things - Tuesday, June 6

Maggie Vaughan | June 6, 2023 | 3 Things

A Faculty Guide to the Five W's of College Disability Services  This guide is intended to provide faculty with a high-level overview of disability services. To help make the guide be more digestible, included with each "W" is a key...

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DubBot's Drupal Module is Here!

Maggie Vaughan | June 1, 2023 | Web Governance, Accessibility

DubBot is excited to announce the release of our Drupal module!! This release is a result of collaborative effort with our friends at Lullabot. Our Drupal module will empower DubBot subscribers to enhance their websites by integrating...

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3 Things - Tuesday, May 30

Maggie Vaughan | May 30, 2023 | 3 Things

3 Ways AI Can Help Students with Disabilities Artificial intelligence (AI) can improve accessibility and ensure that students with disabilities have access to rich learning opportunities. Artificial intelligence is being...

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"Dear Colleague," Signed the DOJ

Maggie Vaughan | May 24, 2023 | Accessibility

On May 19, the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) and the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released a "Dear Colleague" letter. This letter serves as a reminder to colleges, universities, and post-secondary institutions about the...

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3 Things - Tuesday, May 23

Maggie Vaughan | May 23, 2023 | 3 Things

Coinciding with the release of Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie (Youtube) this week's 3Things is three things about Parkinson's disease. Causes of Parkinson's DiseaseFor most people, the cause of Parkinson's is unknown...

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Partially Accessible: A Conversation Within DubBot

Maggie Vaughan | May 18, 2023 | Accessibility, Quality Assurance, Web Governance

A few weeks ago, I was preparing for a webinar and reviewing a list of potential questions. One question, in particular, caught my attention: "Is it acceptable to release a product or website that is partially accessible?" As I began to formulate...

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3 Things - Tuesday, May 16

Maggie Vaughan | May 16, 2023 | 3 Things

Three virtual events to help you celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Fix Your Content Day 2023 - May 18Fix Your Content Day is a 24-hour contest committed to creating accessible and more inclusive digital learning content...

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