Website Architecture Planning | Accessibility Testing

Website Architecture Planning | Accessibility Testing

How to Design for Web Accessibility November 16, 2016 by Garenne Bigby

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Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are the international standard needed to make website content more accessible to those individuals with any number of disabilities. These requirements are what is known as “success criteria”. Here, you will find some of the most basic actions that will help you get started to make your user interface and design absolutely accessible to those individuals with disabilities. These tips are what would be considered good practice to get you on track to meet the WCAG guidelines.

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Top 25 Awesome Accessibility Testing Tools for Websites

Why is web accessibility needed?

Web accessibility means opening accessibility of the Web to everyone, specifically those who have disabilities, allowing them to perceive, understand, navigate and interact with the Web. These disabilities cover all levels, including auditory, physical, speech, cognitive and neurological. Most Websites have some sort of accessibility barrier that makes it difficult for a person with a disability to use their site. Web accessibility assists making sure that people with all disabilities do not face these roadblocks when accessing the Web.

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The topic of website accessibility is complicated and evolving. Many businesses have been caught off guard because of the Department of Justice's dynamic positions on the issue and delayed regulations. Because of this, the attorneys of the plaintiffs are making their money on the uncertainty. There has been an influx of lawsuits and demand letters regarding public accommodations and inaccessible websites. As have been done with Title III lawsuits, all web accessibility lawsuits are being tracked and logged to spot the trends in lawsuits.

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How Accessibility Can Benefit Your Website May 4, 2016 by Garenne Bigby

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Most people take surfing the web as a daily activity for granted. For those with disabilities, the internet can be and inhospitable place. It is very important for the Internet to be accessible for everyone- this is not only beneficial to the individuals with disabilities but also for businesses as well.

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As we approach the 25th anniversary of the ADA (American Disabilities Act), DYNO Mapper, an 1871 startup is successfully helping organizations locate, monitor, and fix accessibility and usability issues with their public facing websites.

DECEMBER 7, 2015, CHICAGO. In 1998, the United States Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to strengthen provisions that protect online access to information provided by the Federal government to individuals with disabilities. The law covers every type of electronic and information technology and is not limited to assistive technologies used by people with disabilities. It applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use such technology. The Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards were released on December 21, 2000 and the initial deadline for 508 compliance was June 21, 2001.

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