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Tapping into the POUR Principles

How accessibility fundamentals can expand your audience

June 28, 2024

Your website may be visually striking, filled with valuable content, and capable of attracting an audience, but is it inclusive and accessible to everyone who might visit it? Despite the critical importance of digital accessibility, there is a fair amount of work to be done before truly accessible websites are embraced as the status quo, so it’s important to recognize where your own site may need improvements. While there are many small details that can make this process feel overwhelming, grouping accessibility requirements according to the principles of POUR can help provide clarity. We explore what each of these principles represent and how they can help expand your audience.

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Mangrove’s Latest Chapter

The how and why behind our brand’s evolution

June 24, 2024

At Mangrove, our brand story is evolving. For 15 years, we’ve grown, innovated, and consistently aimed to be a force for good in business. We’ve lived and breathed design and code and put our skills to use helping purpose-driven organizations build tools to tell their own stories. And now, with our growth and evolution, we have created an opportunity to update our brand—from our mission and vision to our visual identity. We’re excited to share it with you. 

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5 Strategies for Optimizing your Donation Form

Practical tips to increase accessibility and enhance giving opportunities

June 17, 2024

It’s no secret that a cornerstone page on many nonprofit websites is the donation form. In many cases, donation forms are the primary channel for potential donors, making them a significant giving resource. Ensuring your form is optimized and accessible is one action that could enhance your fundraising efforts. Here, we explore five ways to optimize your donation form to increase giving potential and make it usable by as many visitors as possible.

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Championing Accessibility: The Root of Community Building

Our Founder, Maiya Holliday, to speak at upcoming Champions Retreat

March 14, 2024

Accessibility isn’t merely a notion or process at Mangrove—it’s a guiding principle that shapes who we are as an organization. One of the things we cherish most about being a B Corp is the opportunity to discuss business strategy and principles within a community of organizations that share our values. We’re thrilled to attend this year’s B Corp Champions Retreat, including participating in a panel discussion about this critical topic. Here’s a closer look at this exciting opportunity!

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How to Prioritize Digital Accessibility for Your Website Project

Key steps to get internal buy-in for making your website accessible

January 23, 2024

In a digital landscape where every click shapes perceptions and influences decisions, investing in accessibility is a strategic move that can significantly boost your business. Here’s a look at the key steps you can take to build a convincing case for this important and strategic undertaking.

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Pursuing Digital Accessibility: A Pathway to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Why building accessible websites is critical to diversity, equity, and inclusion

January 16, 2024

As we increasingly rely on digital platforms and content to perform daily tasks, do business, and connect with others, a digital world that is accessible becomes even more imperative.

We’ve seen progress with accessibility in the physical world, thanks to the principles of universal design conceived by architects, product designers, and environmental design researchers. But as the distinctions between what we do online and offline are increasingly blurring, the web and web technologies have to catch up. 

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Website Accessibility and the Law

An overview of North American web accessibility legislation

September 7, 2023

It’s critical to ensure that everyone can use your website; first and foremost, it’s the ethical thing to do. Second, it’s good for business, and finally, it could keep you out of legal trouble. In the fifth and final article in our accessibility series we provide an overview of accessibility legal considerations in the U.S. and Canada.

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Is My Website Ready for a Rebuild?

The care and feeding of your website

August 20, 2022

Has it been a few of years since your website got any love? Has your organization grown or changed its mission? Have you done an accessibility report and checked your site speed? Take a look behind the curtain — we’re sharing the questionnaire we use internally when clients ask if it’s time to rebuild their website.

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Accessibility Considerations Matter in Website Development

Understanding of the coding side of website accessibility

April 14, 2021

When our team talks to clients about website accessibility, we break it down into three categories: content, design and development. In this post, we’ll cover the key considerations from a development perspective. Many elements come into play when we talk about developing for accessibility. There are a range of edits that can be done “under the hood” to ensure the website code properly interacts with screen readers and other assistive technology tools.  
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Designing Websites with Accessibility in Mind

First steps and tips from our team

July 28, 2020

As a group of website designers, developers and content creators, we recognize our responsibility to make our own site, and the sites we create, more accessible for all users. We have also committed to sharing information that will help our peers take steps toward greater accessibility. This post, the third in our 4-part series, aims to do just that.

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Accessibility Considerations Matter When Creating Website Content

What to consider when writing for accessibility.

May 26, 2020

If you want to start to make your site more accessible without a ton of heavy lifting, content is a great place to begin. Many of the key considerations can be addressed quickly and easily without back-end support. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

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Mangrove Web Development’s 2018 Annual Report

What We’ve Accomplished and Where We’re Headed

July 30, 2019

Our 2018 Annual Report has been released! While the process of creating an annual report is intensive, it's pretty rewarding to document successes from the previous year and set clear goals for the future.

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