Making the Web Accessible

Strategies, standards, and supporting resources to help you make the Web more accessible to people with disabilities.

Source and Credit: https://www.w3.org/WAI/

After recently deciding to learn Web Development as well as Data Science, this section of the introductory course really grabbed my attention. We should all look to make our websites more accessible in any way we can – have a read and feel free to share.

Strategies, standards, and supporting resources to help you make the Web more accessible to people with disabilities.

For Wide Review: Personalization Semantics Content Module 1.0

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(2020-01-30)

The Personalization Semantics Content Module 1.0 specification is available for wide review. For a short introduction to personalization and the related documents, see the Personalization Overview (in English). The Working Group particularly requests review of section “3.1 action”. Please send any comments by 10 March 2020.

Updated: WCAG-EM Report Tool – Accessibility Evaluation Report Generator

(2020-01-22)

The Accessibility Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published an updated version of WCAG-EM Report Tool: Website Accessibility Evaluation Report Generator.

The tool helps you generate website accessibility evaluation reports according to Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM). WCAG-EM is an informative W3C Working Group Note. It describes an approach for evaluating how websites, including web applications and websites for mobile devices, conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). We welcome feedback on this version of the WCAG-EM Report Tool and suggestions for improvements for the next version.

WCAG 2.1 in Danish: Authorized Translation Published

(2019-12-11)

Retningslinjer for Tilgængeligt Webindhold (WCAG) 2.1, the Danish Authorized Translation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, is now available, following completion of the W3C Authorized Translations process. Other translations of WAI resources are listed in All WAI Translations. WAI encourages translations in all languages. If you might be interesting in translating resources, see Translating WAI Resources.

New Online Course: W3Cx Introduction to Web Accessibility

(2019-12-03)


W3C WAI and the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) have launched a new W3Cx course: Introduction to Web Accessibility. It is designed for technical and non-technical audiences, including developers, designers, content authors, project managers, people with disabilities, and others. The course will start on 28 January 2020 and is self-paced. A blog post and press release introduces the course. To learn more about the course and enroll now, see the Introduction to Web Accessibility course description.

WCAG 2.1 in Finnish: Authorized Translation Published

(2019-11-22)

Verkkosisällön saavutettavuusohjeet (WCAG) 2.1, the Finnish Authorized Translation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, is now available, following completion of the W3C Authorized Translations process. Other translations of WAI resources are listed in All WAI Translations. WAI encourages translations in all languages. If you might be interesting in translating resources, see Translating WAI Resources.

ACT Rules Format is a Web Standard “W3C Recommendation”

(2019-10-31)

Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 was published today as a “W3C Recommendation” web standard. This standard helps developers of automated testing tools and manual testing methodologies to write, share, and implement test rules. The rules contribute to consistent testing for accessibility standards compliance. ACT is introduced in the ACT Overview. For more information and examples of organizations already using ACT, see the blog post: Calibrate Your Accessibility Evaluation With ACT.

New Resource: Making Audio and Video Media Accessible

(2019-09-10)


Making Audio and Video Media Accessible
 helps you understand and create captions/subtitles, audio description of visual information, descriptive transcripts, and sign language for media. It includes guidance for creating new videos, and on media player accessibility. The planning and project management sections address considerations for outsourcing or in-house development. The resource starts by introducing user experiences and benefits to organizations – illustrating how digital accessibility is essential for some and useful for all.

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