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Allyant Celebrates Assistive Technology Awareness Month!

November is Assistive Technology (AT) Awareness Month! To celebrate, let’s discuss the impact of various AT devices on the lives of people with disabilities, including some of my personal experiences with AT. What is Assistive Technology (AT)? Assistive technology, or…
Knowledge is power. How to personally validate whether or not your online documents are accessible blog post.

Knowledge is power. How to personally validate whether or not your online documents are accessible.

Can you be assured all the content on your website is accessible to people with disabilities—including those with visual impairments? No organization is exempt from accessibility legislation. Yes, larger companies like Target, Wells Fargo, and Netflix are more likely to…
Allyant Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Unified English Braille Blog post.

Allyant Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Unified English Braille

Unified English Braille, also known as UEB, is a braille code designed by the International Council on English Braille (ICEB). The primary goal behind designing the UEB was to simplify and unify the braille system for encoding English. People with…
How to create accessible textbooks blog post.

Accessible Textbooks for Students with Visual Impairments—How Educators Can Flip the Script on Speed and Quality

If you’re in the education sector, you know that time is of the essence when it comes to producing textbooks and other accessible materials for students with visual impairments. In fact, the time it takes to get alternate formats into…
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Using CommonLook PDF Validator to Test Documents

The Acrobat Check does not test against WCAG 2.0. The PAC-3 checker says it tests against PDF/UA. However, both checkers fall short in testing things like color use, contrast, accurate alternative text on images and links, the proper use of headings and reading order, plus the accuracy of tooltips. PDF Validator is the solution that beats them both.

Refreshable Braille Display: Types of RBD, How it Works and Why it Matters in Web Design

Digital accessibility is about ensuring your online content can be accessed by as many people as possible—including those who use assistive devices to read braille. Some people who can read braille may use audio-only screen readers. However, listening to speech…