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Say goodbye to inaccessible pdfs on your website

Posted by Helene Norgaard Bech

Mon 7 Apr 2014

”We can’t upload PDFs to our website because PDFs are not accessible“ or “We have to provide an accessible alternative to our PDFs since it is not possible to make PDFs accessible“ are both common dilemmas experienced amongst web teams. Perhaps these are sentences you‘ve heard or even used yourself?

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13 tips to improve your website’s accessibility for mobile platforms

Posted by Helene Norgaard Bech

Fri 4 Apr 2014

Smartphone sales are exploding, and the desire to make websites accessible to all users on mobile platforms is also increasing. I’m going to give you some tips on how to create accessible web content in the best way.

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10 top web accessibility tips

Posted by Kevin Rydberg

Fri 4 Apr 2014

Web accessibility is a complex issue, and there are many rules and guidelines that you need to be aware of as you work towards providing an accessible solution for your users. One of the most frequent questions we hear is, “where do I start?” Here are 10 items to consider when building accessible websites. Whether you are contributing content to a blog, or managing thousands of pages, these tips should put you on the right path.

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Website accessibility testing with blind person

Posted by Marie Langhoff

Thu 3 Apr 2014

Siteimprove unveiled a new initiative last month that saw Jacob Nielsen, a blind user, test websites live at the Danish Digitalisation Conference(1) as part of its initiative to bring web accessibility to the forefront of people’s minds.

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What is web governance

Posted by Bo Vejgaard

Thu 3 Apr 2014

Over the past two decades, most organisations have undergone a process where their web presence has gone from a website as a digital business card, run as an independent project by passionate employees, to a platform for interaction with customers and citizens. This new web presence reaches far beyond the organisations website and has many stakeholders.

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Map your current web governance

Posted by Bo Vejgaard

Thu 3 Apr 2014

Many organisations talk about Web Governance, but what is it – and why should you care? Simply put, Web Governance is a general term for the system of policies and guidelines you use for making decisions about your organisation’s web presence. This system may be ill-defined and poorly organised, but it’s important to realise that you already have Web Governance. Thus, it makes sense to start working with Web Governance by mapping your organisation’s current state.

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The seven deadly web analytic sins

Posted by Jack Oldham

Thu 3 Apr 2014

With budgets continuing to tighten, and workloads increasing, web analytics has become a must-have in every professional marketer’s skill set. However, for many it is still difficult to distinguish between data that is reliable and data that is valid. The difference of which lies essentially in the way in which the analytics data is setup and subsequently interpreted.

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5 steps to ensure PDF documents are web accessible

Posted by Jack Oldham

Thu 3 Apr 2014

PDF content on the web continues to grow each year, despite the issues of ensuring the content is accessible to everyone. It is possible to create completely accessible PDF documents that contain all the rich content and offer the many benefits that PDF files provide. But until recently there has not been good solutions. Manually tagging PDF documents using Adobe® Acrobat Professional is not an easy process and is very prone to errors. Today I will discuss the basic requirements to ensure a PDF document is accessible and can be read using screen reader technology such as JAWS® or NVDA.

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Winter web analytics checklist for your website

Posted by Steve Hennigs

Thu 3 Apr 2014

As the busy holiday season starts, taking a step back to evaluate your web analytics will greatly benefit your organisation’s understanding of visitors’ interests, behaviours and most importantly their intentions. However, certain industries have Marketing Departments buried with work during the holidays, while others focus on more strategic marketing efforts for the upcoming year. Regardless of your organisation’s speed of business, it is important to review web analytics before the winter to ensure you are reaching yearly website goals.

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Website governance tasks you should outsource to robots

Posted by Dave Schneider

Thu 3 Apr 2014

Every web team is strapped for time, but most have no idea how much time they waste doing things manually when automated options are readily available. Here are four ways you’re wasting time maintaining your organisation’s website.

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