All posts for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
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.
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?
Friday, 2 July 2010
Earlier this week the Australian Government unveiled its strategy to bring Australian Government websites into the Web 2.0 era in an e-inclusive way, fully embracing modern accessibility standards.
Thursday, 1 July 2010
In the early days of WCAG 1.0, access keys within web pages were seen as a staple of accessibility best practices: assigning a letter or number which could be pressed alongside an accelerator key (such as Alt) to enable users to instantly activate a link or form field. In reality, they are a poor accessibility practice that gets in the way of users.
Monday, 21 June 2010
Since its beginnings in 2008, Google's Chrome web browser has seen astonishing increases in popularity, and soon will be available right within Internet Explorer via Google Chrome Frame. Unfortunately for people who use assistive technologies, Google Chrome is completely inaccessible.
Friday, 18 June 2010
The latest version of WebdragonCMS features automated definition insertion, making it easy to set out the acronyms and abbreviations used throughout a website. This new feature will soon be available free to all current users of WebdragonCMS.
Monday, 29 March 2010
In an important step for online video accessibility, the ABC have added captions to their iView video platform as announced in their blog. Outlined by the WCAG all online multimedia presentations must provide captioning so that people with auditory disabilities can still consume the dialogue. The captioning will be provided on all programmes broadcast on the ABC1 and ABC2 during primetime.
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
The Australian Government has mandated Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA level for all government websites by 2015, with A level to be reached by 2012. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) originally outlined the WCAG 1.0, which was adopted by the Australian Government in 2000 allowing greater accessibility to the internet for people with disabilities. The 2.0 standard embodies the objective of the first and also implements new checkpoints to maintain currency with the ever changing world of online content. This includes closed captioning for video and audio streams, specific ratios of contrast between background and foreground colours, and text resizing without assistive technology etc.
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Web Accessibility is the application of design methods and practices so that Web content is available to all, and in particular those individuals with disabilities.
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
Websites that offer content delivered via an audio channel could reap benefits beyond those associated with increased accessibility for the visually impaired, it has been claimed.