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PDF icon with accessibility icon overlaid on top May 30, 2019 in PDF accessibility category

PDF accessibility introduction

Although web accessibility is most commonly thought of when talking about digital accessibility, document accessibility also plays an important role. Document formats such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, ePub, and most commonly PDF, are quite common and are usually linked within web pages or sent via email. As such, it’s important to make sure that those documents are accessible as well.

VPAT 508 Compliant text inside of a circle May 14, 2019 in VPAT category

VPAT® (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template)

VPAT®, alongside the WCAG and ARIA, is one of the most common 4-letter abbreviations out there in the accessibility field. It stands for Voluntary Product Accessibility Template or, in other words, a document which describes to which level a particular product is accessible according to various guidelines (Revised Section 508, WCAG, EN 301 549).

IAAP logo alongside the CPACC certification title April 28, 2019 in Education category

CPACC exam

Discussed a bit in my Introduction to accessibility world, CPACC is a basic certificate which certifies that you are familiar with general accessibility terms, problems and processes. It’s a first step towards the CPWA certificate which requires you to have both CPACC and WAS certificates.