Web Governance

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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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, Spell Checking

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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