Can I Explain Insidiousness to My Congressperson in One Minute or Less?

Bar graph showing most common web accessibility barriers. See complete description and source at end of article.
  1. CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart).
  2. Links or buttons that do not make sense.
  3. Images with missing or improper descriptions (alt text).
  4. Screens or parts of screens that change unexpectedly.
  5. Complex or difficult forms.
  6. Lack of keyboard accessibility.
  7. Missing or improper headings (h1, h2, etc.).
  8. Too many links or navigation items.
  9. Complex data tables.
  10. Inaccessible or missing search functionality.
  11. Lack of “skip to main content” or “skip navigation” links.

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Lisa Ferris lives with her husband, 3 boys, 2 guide dogs and 3 guinea pigs in Portland, Oregon. She is co-owner of an adaptive technology company.

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Lisa Ferris

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Lisa Ferris lives with her husband, 3 boys, 2 guide dogs and 3 guinea pigs in Portland, Oregon. She is co-owner of an adaptive technology company.

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