2022 Guide To VPAT Compliance And VPAT Certification

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In the world of digital accessibility, there are many mechanisms used to demonstrate whether a an organization’s Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are accessible. One of the most well-known and widely used formats is known as the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), also referred to as the Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR) or Government Product Accessibility […]

Accessibility Brief

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Here at TestPros, we are proud to have been continuously involved with IT Accessibility from the very beginning when the U.S. Access Board first published the Section 508 Guidelines for IT Hardware and Software back in 1998 and 2000.  Since then, we have independently assessed hundreds of software and hardware products for compliance with the Section 508 guidelines, and other […]

Accessibility in GitHub with Git Flavored Markdown

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Millions of people use GitHub daily for a variety of reasons. Some are users seeking to download software. Some are software developers using it as a source code repository. Others are using it for continuous integration / continuous deployment pipelines. And so on. Regardless of why you use GitHub, you likely pay little attention to […]

Section 508: The Importance of PDF ADA Compliance

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Any organization that uses PDFs to provide information for employees or clients needs to practice PDF accessibility under Section 508. To implement the proper compliance procedures, it’s important to understand Section 508 and ADA compliance. Read on to learn more! ADA Section 508 / Section 504 / Title III Section 508 is part of the Rehabilitation […]

What is EN 301 549 Accessibility? EU Web Standards Explained

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Technology is an important resource, and its use grows every day. It’s part of our home and professional life and everyone deserves to use it regardless of their disability. The European Union recently implemented requirements to implement EN 301 549, a web accessibility standard aimed at making the web more accessible to users with disabilities. […]

What is AODA? A Beginner’s Guide to Compliance

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If you aren’t sure what the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is, then you need to get up to speed on it quickly. AODA was enacted in Ontario, Canada, in 2005, and is an all-encompassing act that dictates and improves the accessibility standards for Ontarians.  If you are a company that’s interested in getting […]

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities, specifically within organizations that receive federal funding, such as public educational institutions, private and public business entities, and State and local governments. Section 504 applies to a broad range of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), […]

WCAG 2.2 – What’s New In The Guidelines?

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On August 11th, 2020, the W3C, Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG), released a DRAFT version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.2 for public comment. While the changes aren’t as significant as previous iterations to the WCAG, there are new requirements that will be important to implement moving forward. One of the […]

Top 5 Reasons to Make Your Website Accessible

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One of the questions we are commonly asked is, “why should I make my website accessible”? It is a great question and we wanted to take the time to help you become a believer! Below are the top 5 reasons to make your website accessible: 1. Increase your audience and potential customer base While it […]