Metadata, Search Engines and Accessibility

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By: Gloria Zibaei
September 20, 2022

A magnifying glass marked metadata views a keyboard with a accessibility symbol in the position of the lens.

 

People talk about the term metadata regarding digital documents and e-books, but what is it? And what makes it so important when it comes to accessibility and search engines? Keep on reading!

Web and Media Accessibility

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By: Jolene MacDonald
June 4, 2022

An icon or a wheelchair user navigates an image of computer code with the the words digital accessibility.


The digital age is advancing unlike any time before it. We have so much information at our fingertips. There are so many exciting easy-to-use programs and devices. Most importantly, more people are able to access information with them! Here's a checklist for designers and programmers. These are the things to think about when creating websites, webpages and PDFs.

A Capital Idea: Capital Letters, Acronyms, and Accessibility

Van Thompson Portrait
By: Van Thompson
March 27, 2022

Different verisons of the National Aeronauticsand Space Administration logo using acronyms and phonetic spelling with the title Acronyms and Accessibility.

When you're reading something and come across a word entirely in capital letters, it's most likely an acronym. You might not have thought that this use of letters can become an issue for someone listening to a document.

A Christmas Wish

Andrew Tutty Portrait
By: Andrew Tutty
December 22, 2021

A tag hangs from a christmas tree reading wish with the title My Christmas Wish beside it.


We all know that Santa has that unique Christmas Magic that makes everything possible. So, my dear old Santa, I have a little letter here for you to read.

The World Wide Web at your fingertips, right? Mostly, but not for everyone.

Andrew Tutty Portrait
By: Andrew Tutty
October 22, 2021

A laptop with blue paint smear blocking the contents of the screen.


Access is easy. Get a computer, an Internet service provider, a cell phone, take a few courses, and there you have it. The World Wide Web at your fingertips, right? Well, most people might think so, but not everyone.

The Oversights of Overlays

Van Thompson Portrait
By: Van Thompson
August 26, 2021

Text reading oversights of overlays with an image of an accessiblity overlay beside it.


Unfortunately, automating a difficult task often has its problems. For some things, there is no easy, quick fix. Before you decide on an accessibility overlay, it's best to take a good look at what this technology can and can't do. 

The Importance of Human Experience in Accessibility

Van Thompson Portrait
By: Van Thompson
August 6, 2021

laptop showing HTML code

Can an accessibility checker powered by artificial intelligence ever replace a real human auditor? Here’s why technology can’t do it alone.