Web Accessibility

I was recently asked by a friend if there are any standard rules to set priority for accessibility issues for a website and that triggered me write-in this piece.  In general, for an accessibility tester and when we read failure statements, everything sounds important, but it’s essential to prioritize issues since not all of the… Continue Reading Prioritising Accessibility issues

On 5th June, 2018 Web Accessibilty Initiative of World Wide Web Consortium has announced that Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 has become official recommendation as standard. There has been tremendous efforts by Accessibility Guidelines Working Group which includes task forces for Cognitive, Low Vision and Mobile users. This is an evolution of W3C’s accessibility guidance, including expansion… Continue Reading Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 is now official

Authors note: This is re-published post due to an unavoidable technical issue. A picture speaks several words. Use of images over the internet is increasing everyday. It’s essential they are make accessible to all users and technologies. Benefits of making images accessible are: Information conveyed through images is made available to blind and visually impaired… Continue Reading <alt> Campaign: Let’s make images on the web accessible

As per request from a colleague in the accessibility space, I have compiled below ICT standards. If something is missing, please add via comments and will be happy to add them to my list. WCAG Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is developed through the W3C process in cooperation with individuals and organizations around the world,… Continue Reading Compilation of ICT Standards

In the interest of security, CAPTCHA is still commonly used on several portals. Earlier CAPTCHA used to be seen on lengthy forms that collects critical data; but today we see CAPTCHA on login forms too. We have recently asked community to tell us their experience in dealing with CAPTCHA and below is a table that… Continue Reading CAPTCHA on some portals

This list is intended for Windows environment but most of these should work on Mac OSX too. aXe by Deque Color Contrast Analyzer WAVE extensions for Firefox and Chrome Bookmarklets by Paul J Adam NVDA – a Free and open source screen reader for Windows Accessibility Evaluation Report Templates by W3C Accessibility Developer Tools for… Continue Reading Accessibility Testing Tool list