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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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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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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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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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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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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 web page with an image of a dog...

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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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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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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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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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Not Your Father's Web Analytics

Maggie Vaughan | April 6, 2023 | Web Governance, Quality Assurance

Calling All HigherEd! Web analytics isn’t just for page views anymore. Although Web analytics has been around for about 30 years, it wasn’t until 2004 that "Web analytics became more established as an essential tool for web...

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Prioritizing Accessibility Issues

Maggie Vaughan | March 16, 2023 | Web Governance, Accessibility

There are many ways to prioritize the issues found during your last accessibility audit…matrices, formulas, comparisons...all kinds of methods. Your organization may already have a process in place. If not, this blog post is for you....

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Policy Library

Maggie Vaughan | October 27, 2022 | Web Governance, Product Updates

Have you heard? DubBot has launched its brand new policy library!  What’s a policy library, you might ask. The DubBot policy library is a collection of pre-written policy checks that you can import to your site, strengthening...

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Uptime Monitoring

Maggie Vaughan | October 4, 2022 | Quality Assurance, Web Governance

What exactly does "uptime" mean in reference to your website? Uptime means the number of hours your website is operational and available to users. Uptime is generally measured as a percentage and calculated in monthly or yearly increments. The...

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Supporting Web Pros in Higher Ed

Maggie Vaughan | July 4, 2022 | Quality Assurance, Web Governance

The Higher Education Web Professionals Association or HighEdWeb is an organization of people dedicated to the "future of digital in higher education." Their annual conference is "created by and for" higher education professionals across campus....

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Case Study: University of West Florida

Penny Kronz | May 2, 2022 | Case Studies, Quality Assurance, Web Governance, Accessibility

The University of West Florida utilizes a CMS to manage their website content which allows non-technical users to manage their own web content. While this is a great practice that allows UWF to output timely content, manually reviewing all content...

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Web Performance Metrics

Maggie Vaughan | March 23, 2022 | Web Governance, Quality Assurance, Accessibility

We all want that web page we’ve been searching for to be viewable, usable, and interactive with lightning speed. But alas, that is not always the case. We have all had to "Let the Spinning Wheel spin," much to our displeasure and...

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Web Governance - New Reporting Feature

Maggie Vaughan | January 11, 2022 | Product Updates, Web Governance, Quality Assurance

Some of you may have noticed a new report available to you in DubBot. That’s right, the Web Governance Report. We are really excited about this one! The Web Governance report will combine Custom Checks (soon to be called "Policies") and...

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Safeguarding Scholars Still In-Country

Maggie Vaughan | September 1, 2021 | Web Governance

The war in Afghanistan has been officially declared over with approximately 116,700 people evacuated, according to the latest information from the White House. Among those evacuated are scholars, students, faculty, and higher education personnel...

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HTML vs. PDF

Maggie Vaughan | August 17, 2021 | Web Governance, Accessibility

In the constantly evolving digital environment, where the effective sharing of information is vital, selecting the correct format for presenting your content is essential. Two prominent contenders in this arena are HTML and PDF. It's essential to...

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Sharing is Caring

Blaine Herman | June 16, 2021 | Web Governance, Product Updates

Happy June to all! We’re excited to be edging closer and closer to summer. We’re even more excited to share information about our new feature, sharable reports. We added sharable reports as an optional way to view and share...

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State Your Case

Maggie Vaughan | June 4, 2021 | Web Governance, Accessibility

Creating a business case for web accessibility can be difficult, especially when, as accessibility professionals, we just "get it!" We know why accessibility is important and that it should be baked into all of our information and communication...

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What's in your Style Guide?

Penny Kronz | April 5, 2021 | Quality Assurance, SEO, Web Governance

DubBot automatically checks for website accessibility, SEO, and generally accepted website best practices. Although these checks are all beneficial as out-of-the-box functionality, one of the more powerful and flexible features in DubBot is the...

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The Problem with Overlays

Maggie Vaughan | February 1, 2021 | Web Governance, Quality Assurance, Accessibility

What Is an Overlay? According to Dictionary.com, an overlay is: noun something laid over something else; covering. a layer or decoration of something applied: an overlay of gold. Accessibility overlays are very similar ... they are laid...

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Personas and Designing for Accessibility

Maggie Vaughan | January 11, 2021 | Web Governance, Quality Assurance, Accessibility

'Persona' Defined A persona is defined as "a single representation of a cluster of target users who represent similar behaviors, goals and motivations." ~ © Nielsen Norman Group More simply put, personas are models, usually...

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DubBot provides continuous monitoring and quality checks

Penny Kronz | May 4, 2020 | Quality Assurance, Accessibility, Web Governance, SEO

While priorities, resources, and timelines have shifted significantly over the past month, there is still a need to continue to iterate and improve website accessibility, user experience, and overall content availability. More now than ever,...

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What DubBot is doing to help users tasked with managing websites during the Coronavirus

Penny Kronz | March 16, 2020 | Product Updates, Quality Assurance, Web Governance

As most of us enter a workweek that does not look like ones we have previously encountered, most DubBot users I have been in contact with are currently grappling with balancing three priorities simultaneously. While they continue with previously...

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Go Beyond Spell Checking

Penny Kronz | September 9, 2019 | Web Governance, Quality Assurance

With the amount of work that we all do in a day, it is no wonder that spell check and auto-correct are technology built into most tools that we use to communicate with each other. But often, spell checking is not enough. I know that when I am...

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What is your alt text policy?

Penny Kronz | August 14, 2019 | Web Governance, Accessibility

Alternative text is the textual alternative for media for people who have visual issues and utilize technology such as screen readers when browsing a website. Simply put: the alternative text is what supplements the media for someone who can not...

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May the Fourth be with you!

Luke Batchelor | May 5, 2019 | Accessibility, Web Governance

Working with DubBot, I know the amount of work our users put into convincing others to care about the quality and the accessibility of their websites. I know that you may sometimes feel like you are in a battle with an Empire of dark forces. It...

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Custom Checks to support Web Governance

Penny Kronz | April 19, 2019 | Web Governance, Product Updates

Happy Friday! DubBot was feeling a little festive this week, so Dubby broke out some fun bunny ears. With the approaching fun that egg hunts can bring, I thought it only appropriate to highlight our recent improvements to Custom Checks within...

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Six Steps for a Successful Web Governance Strategy

Blaine Herman | February 6, 2019 | Web Governance

Decentralizing your website content contribution often means more content and demand for priority from content creators. Creating a web governance strategy is key to delivering an effective website experience for web visitors. Web governance is...

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Starting a Content Inventory

Blaine Herman | August 21, 2018 | Quality Assurance, Web Governance

Some of the first questions that we ask someone thinking about using DubBot are: How many pages does your website have? How many digital assets like PDFs and Word docs does it have? You may or may not be surprised to hear that most people...

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When Spell Check Isn't Enough

Blaine Herman | April 26, 2018 | Quality Assurance, Web Governance

Everyone loves a good autocorrect error. I mean, when is it not funny when cologne is changed to colon, or invite is changed to inflate, or "humidifier" is changed to "homicide." As amusing as it is, though, to make fun of some of the unintended...

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Checks and Balances for Web Governance

Blaine Herman | February 26, 2018 | Quality Assurance, Web Governance

In the "content is king" era of the web, many moving parts keep a website fresh and up to date. There’s the content machine: Marketing and communications professionals who write content and manage other contributors. There's the content...

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