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 India
- Government of India has started working on new Guidelines for Indian Government Websites
- Accessibility Reviews we have written this year are:
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.
The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group of W3C has finalized following documents:
Below is an excerpt of the announcement from ARIA working group:
The Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA specifications were co-developed with the Digital Publishing Interest Group,
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,
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 something new.
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 item or 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,