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The Truth About Accessibility Overlays

If you think accessibility overlays are the silver bullet to accessibility — think again. Colleen Gratzer explains why you should avoid them at all costs.

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Building accessible websites is becoming more and more important in our industry — and something that could actually make you a more attractive option for prospects.

A simple embed to solve all your accessibility concerns is a tempting solution — but if it’s too good to be true, then it usually is!

Accessibility overlays, like AccessiBe, have become popular for their convenience and aggressive marketing…

But precedent has been set, and these tools don’t solve accessibility problems — in some cases they create even more!

Accessibility expert Colleen Gratzer is joining us to talk about the problems with accessibility overlays, the implications of using them, and how you can better solve accessibility challenges using best practices!

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Kyle Van Deusen

Kyle Van Deusen

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After spending 15 years as a graphic designer and earning a business degree, I launched my agency, OGAL Web Design, in 2017. A year later, after finding the amazing community around WordPress, I co-found The Admin Bar, which has grown to become the #1 community for WordPress professionals. I'm a husband and proud father of three, and a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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