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Search engines have two primary goals when determining which pages should appear in the search engines: relevancy and accessibility. SEO and Web Accessibility are not just for disabled people. Websites that don’t pay attention to this critical issue will likely see less traffic and shorter website visits. Learn about how implementing web accessibility standards helps search engine rankings and improves usability even for non-disabled users.

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How to Check Your Website for ADA Compliance I’ve written here on the blog about ADA compliance, also known as 508 compliance, or more broadly, as web accessibility. My daughter is blind, and because of that, her online experience often suffers because many websites fail to provide adequate solutions for those with disabilities. Websites are...
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How to Improve Page Speed While many page speed tools will provide recommendations to help you, here are some of the most common things you can do to improve your page load time: Optimize Images: Pay attention to image size, compression, and format for each image on your site. WordPress plugins make it easy to...
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ADA Compliance & Website Accessibility: In 1990 when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was first signed into law, there wasn’t much concern about the digital world – since the World Wide Web was still in its relative infancy. Beyond ADA Compliance, you may hear talk of 508 compliance – which I’ve written about before....
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Guide to 508 Compliance If you want to be sure you’re meeting the needs of everyone in your website audience, you must take steps to ensure your site is 508 compliant. The compliance standards are set by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that requires federal agencies to provide software and website accessibility...
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Troubleshooting Web for Smartphone Users Smartphone users make up a significant chunk of internet search, and that number is only projected to increase. But smartphone search faces some specific challenges when it comes to mobile internet use. Two of the most common issues are faulty redirects and issues exclusive to smartphones. Here’s a look at...
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Leap Motion Tracking Changes the Face of Computer Interaction According to Leap Motion, “Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your...
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Do your pages have a theme? Or are they just a bunch of random stuff you thought your customer base would find interesting? For the sake of your business, marketing efforts, and search engine optimization, you’re going to want to address this question and keep it top of mind. What do we mean by theme?...
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Search Engine Watch & Web Accessibility If you’re a loyal reader of this blog, or know anything about SEO Inc, you already know that we are big fans of web accessibility for the visually impaired. We’re really into it. Web Accessibility is like the Jonas Brothers, and we are the screaming tween girls that follow...
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Channel 10 news broadcast on SEO Inc and Web Site accessibility!
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Target Settles Web Accessibility Lawsuit In 2006 the National Federation of the Blind filed a class action lawsuit against Target on behalf of blind internet users who were unable to buy products on target.com. The settlement, filed in the U.S. District Court of Northern California, requires that visually impaired users who depend on screen-reading software...
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