All posts for Accessibility
Thursday, 4 November 2010
In September 2010, world-famous singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder, who has a visual impairment, called on the international community to take action and enhance the web to make it more accessible to people with disabilities. Mr Wonder was addressing ministers and policy-makers from WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) at the opening of WIPO Assemblies.
Friday, 15 October 2010
WAI continues to develop techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and expand guidance on understanding and implementing WCAG 2.0.
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Voluntary application of technical standards on accessibility of web sites to people with disabilities has proved "inadequate", suggesting more formal regulation is needed, the US government has said.
Friday, 27 August 2010
In July, the US House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, designed to ensure access to rich web content across a whole plethora of devices.
Monday, 9 August 2010
It's sometimes said that building an accessible website also helps with your organisation's search engine optimisation (SEO) campaign. But how does that work?
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
One of the latest features in the forthcoming version of WebdragonCMS is full, accessible Google Maps integration. Google Maps integration makes it easy for your website to display user-friendly maps to users, highlighting information already on the page. Just like the Google Maps website, maps integrated into your website can be dragged and zoomed to give users full flexibility.
Monday, 2 August 2010
Last month marked the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). At the time, of its enactment, the legislation was a landmark, and it is still considered of global importance. Now, the US Department of Justice has announced that there will be new specific rule-markings regarding website accessibility for public and private entities.
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) is calling for a review of the recommended accessibility techniques document for WCAG 2.0. Comments are to be submitted by 9 August 2010.
Friday, 9 July 2010
In 2010, a new type of HTML is taking over the web, but how will it work for users with accessibility needs?
Accessibility is about making tools usable by a wide variety of people, taking into account each person's different abilities. On the web, this means making sites compatible with a wide variety of assistive technologies. Now some new technology is making it possible for people who are blind to drive cars.