Accessible360 Blog

Interview with Peter Froehlich

Social Media Specialist & Augsburg College Student Link to Peter on Facebook Link to Peter on Twitter Link to Peter on Instagram Link to Peter on LinkedIn Each month, Accessible360 showcases a digital superuser with personal insights into the digital landscape and assistive technology. By getting to know them, we learn more about the importance of … Continue reading Interview with Peter Froehlich

Vote For A360 Today For “Most Likely to Succeed!”

We are excited to announce that Accessible360 is one of nearly 150 finalists for the “Most Likely to Succeed” company in Minnesota by Minnesota Business magazine, and we need your vote! Minnesota Business Magazine is asking people to vote “on which new startups and new businesses are on a trajectory to rise to new heights … Continue reading Vote For A360 Today For “Most Likely to Succeed!”

“When I’m 64” and Digital Accessibility

Paul McCartney and the Beatles could not have said it better when they wrote this song in 1967. As we all get older we wonder who will take care of me when I’m 64. This has become all too real to me and most of my generation. Not to go too “Beatleish” on you but … Continue reading “When I’m 64” and Digital Accessibility

Assistive Technology 101

Assistive technology (AT) is used by lots of people, especially those with disabilities, to help them do things they previously could not do or simply make things easier, including read, exercise, communicate, or use a computer. AT offers new opportunities to people with disabilities. Make sure to watch the brief video, produced by PACER’s Simon … Continue reading Assistive Technology 101

Interview with Michael Sack

Blogger & Data Entry Specialist Michael on Facebook Michael on Twitter Michael on Instagram Michael on LinkedIn Two Men On Blog Each month, Accessible360 showcases a digital superuser with personal insights into the digital landscape and assistive technology. By getting to know them, we learn more about the importance of digital accessibility, borrow their knowledge, and … Continue reading Interview with Michael Sack

MPS Website Accessibility Testing

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is looking for volunteers with disabilities, especially those with vision impairments, hearing impairments and/or physical disabilities, to explore various web pages on the MPS site using either a PC or Mac computer. Volunteers are encouraged to explore the website in general as well. Volunteers are then asked to complete a brief … Continue reading MPS Website Accessibility Testing

Google Maps: Is It Accessible?

For many, Google Maps is a useful tool for figuring out how to get around. Therefore, the website must be accessible. While Google Maps is accessible in certain ways, the site is inaccessible in several others. Screen Readers Perhaps the most pressing Google Maps accessibility issue is that the web version is not accessible to … Continue reading Google Maps: Is It Accessible?

The Essential 2018 Budget Item!

Unlike Y2K, which was over communicated and promoted, digital accessibility for those with disabilities is the current technology issue that everyone needs to know about but doesn’t. It as simple as this, the DOJ has ruled that the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) now applies to the Internet. In essence, those with a disability should … Continue reading The Essential 2018 Budget Item!

Accessible360 a 2017 MN Cup Semifinalist!

On May 30, it was announced that Accessible360 is one of 80 semifinalists in the 2017 MN Cup! The MN Cup, in its thirteenth year, is a statewide entrepreneurial competition where various start-up companies compete for a share of the $450,000 in prize money. Three finalists from eight divisions will be chosen to present their final … Continue reading Accessible360 a 2017 MN Cup Semifinalist!

How to Make Your Blog More Accessible

Do you write a blog or are you thinking of starting one? If you answered yes to one of these questions, you will want to make your blog fully accessible. Below are some suggestions on how to make your blog more accessible: 1. Enter alt text for essential images Any image on a website that … Continue reading How to Make Your Blog More Accessible

How Technology Creates Independence: The Story of Todd Stabelfeldt

We just want to share this fantastic article about the impact of assistive technology on the life of Todd Stabelfeldt. Technology changes and improves daily, transforming people’s lives and making what once was impossible or very difficult, now possible and easier! The feature on Todd and the tools he uses every day is an inspiration … Continue reading How Technology Creates Independence: The Story of Todd Stabelfeldt

Accessibility Problems with Infinite Scrolling

Sure, infinite scroll may seem like a great idea for your site. From a design point of view it’s easy to implement, there are no page buttons to worry about, and you have better user retention since all the user has to do is scroll. However, there is mounting research (see further reading) that shows … Continue reading Accessibility Problems with Infinite Scrolling

Should I use an aria-label or screen-reader only text?

Every now and then a developer needs to include special content that should be seen by screen reader users, but not by anyone else. But what is the best way to convey this information? In some cases an aria-label is the way to go, but more often screen reader only text is best. Here are … Continue reading Should I use an aria-label or screen-reader only text?

Mark Your Calendars for May 18, Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017!

Interested in learning about digital access? You won’t want to miss the sixth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), Thursday, May 18, 2017! As the name implies, GAAD, which was inspired by a blog post written by Los Angeles-based web developer Joe Devon, aims to increase awareness around the crucial issue of digital access and inclusion. … Continue reading Mark Your Calendars for May 18, Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017!

Are you Brave Enough to Lead on Accessibility?!

So, becoming an “accessible” company has risen as a major issue over the past 18 months. Thousands of companies have been sued and even more have received demand letters with requests to meet the ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) guidelines that have been supported by the Department of Justice. The usual scenario is a company … Continue reading Are you Brave Enough to Lead on Accessibility?!