It has been a transforming, exciting and a fantastic year! Highlights of Accessibility developments in 2017 across the world. W3C is all set to roll-out Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 More people are certified by International Association of Accessibility Professionals Mobile Accessibility Practices are published by a group of people to help Government of… Continue Reading Year in Review 2017
This is 2 of 4 in our series to put together an updated web accessibility checklist. As mentioned in our earlier post Updated Web Accessibility Checklist – Perceivable, this post may get updated once Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 becomes candid recommendation. (Reminder: last working draft is out; have your say soon!). In this… Continue Reading Updated Web Accessibility Checklist – Operable
The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group of W3C has finalized following documents: Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1 Core Accessibility API Mappings 1.1 Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0 Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1 is a Working Group Note Below is an excerpt of the announcement from ARIA working group:… Continue Reading Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Working Group of W3C has finalized several documents.
This is a guest post by Jackie Edwards. All websites need to cater to all of their users, including those with disabilities, but sadly many websites do not. For instance, in India all government websites are required to follow guidelines that ensure that the websites are accessible to everyone, but a survey of over 1,000… Continue Reading Tips to make your website more accessible
The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group of W3C has published last public working draft of WCAG 2.1 and one can send in comments no later than 12th January, 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity for those who are not full time into accessibility but want to spend their holiday / festive session in getting acquitted with… Continue Reading Last chance to comment: WCAG 2.1 last public working draft is now available
On 6th December, 2017 – I have got an opportunity to speak at Thomson Reuters as part of their events on the eve of International Week of People with Disabilities. It was fabulous to see participants from diverse groups. I have talked about how accessibility creates more impact and benefits other than just a checklist… Continue Reading Accessibility beyond the legal requirement
3rd December of every year is observed as International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Objective of observing this day is to raise awareness about people with disabilities and bring them to the mainstream. As we are gearing up to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, I would like to spend a few minutes and… Continue Reading International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3rd December