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The A11Y Collective Blog

Stay up to date about the ins & outs of Web Accessibility!

A list of blog articles

  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2023

    The A11Y Collective is the e-learning platform for anyone who wants to learn more about web accessibility. We offer IAAP approved courses on accessibility basics, accessible design, code and content and we offer masterclasses and advanced coding courses. On Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) we want to give everyone the chance to enroll in one of our courses by letting you decide the price yourself.

  • Accessible heading structure

    Heading levels have meaning, especially for screen reader users and search engines. That means one unique first level heading per page, with the other headings representing the page content similar to the index of a book: easily scannable and semantic.

  • 5 reasons why flashy websites destroy the user experience!

    Why flashy websites destroy the user experience? We share 5 main reasons and explain how. You can also learn more about this in our online accessibility courses.

  • Colour contrast

    The use of colour is inevitable in today’s design of the web. This blog will tell you what the importance of colour contrast is in web design. We will define what colour contrast is, why it is important on the web, what the WCAG success criteria are and how to measure colour contrast.

  • Common mistakes with using colour in accessibility

    One of the most important things to take into account when designing a fully accessible website is colour contrast. Read our blog and learn all about it.

  • For business

    Making the web accessible is a team effort. It’s about design, code, copy and the journey. We are happy to advise and create a customized training program tailored to your company’s needs.

  • How to write great alt text

    Images are great. But what if you cannot see the image? Then the information on the images can be shared with an alternative text.

  • How accessible are online stores?

    Can someone who is blind order the weekly groceries? Can someone who can’t use a mouse buy a new winter coat without having to leave the house?

  • The first rule of ARIA

    What is Aria? ARIA stands for Accessible Rich Internet Applications—attributes of elements of HTML. There are two kinds of ARIA attributes: ARIA attributes can make or break the accessibility of …

  • How to test for web accessibility: an introduction

    Guidelines To properly test your site for accessibility, you need guidelines. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). There are three levels: A is for basic accessibility, AA is the global …