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DOJ cracks the whip on accessibility of US public websites

In the US, the dream is over for commercial firms: now most public websites must comply with web accessibility guidelines. How strange. Once upon a time we thought that WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 applied solely to government agencies...

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Global accessibility awareness starts at home


Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) logoTo celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2015, FixTheWeb has produced an excellent animated video on web accessibility. Of course, the video is itself a model of accessible media.

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When web accessibility goes down the drain


WCAG 2.0 and S.508 go down the drainWe work with many government agencies on web accessibility. And sure,
 our whizz-bang accessibility experts can get your web sites to comply with national web standards, whether that's S. 508 or WCAG 2.0 or some other variation. So what's the problem?

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The magical alphabet of OCR: a trap for authors and proofreaders


OCR software mistakes symbols. Computer reading.Optical character recognition (OCR) is a blessing for publishers and authors, converting an image of text into a document, for example in Word. Magic! A lost manuscript restored from hard copy!

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New Google AdWords policies: plain language heaven

Furture policies of Google Adwords in plain English.

We got a great message from Google AdWords today. (How can that be? I hear you say.)

It was clear. It was simple. And it was all about being clear and simple. It applies to new policies that will be launched around September of this year. 

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Global English is the foreign language that most technical writers need

Global English for Global Business by Rachel McAlpine

Learning Global English is more use to most technical writers than learning a Foreign Language. And easier!

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Design web sites for 34+ million migraine sufferers

Your website design could be triggering migraine attacks.

Is this a trivial issue? Should you care?

There's heaps of information about designing accessible web sites for people with disabilities, because for government agencies in many countries, this is mandatory.

WCAG 2.0 sets guidelines that prevent web sites from starting an epilectic seizure.

But I haven't seen anything in WCAG 2.0 about migraine sufferers, so I'm speaking up on their behalf.

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