Website Architecture Planning | Accessibility Testing

Website Architecture Planning | Accessibility Testing

Web Accessibility Compliance and Your Organization September 27, 2017 by Garenne Bigby

Web Accessibility Compliance and Your Organization

While accessibility measures are meant to be an inclusive means to provide people with disabilities the same opportunities as those without disabilities, they are also used to improve the general user experience for any service, device or infrastructure.

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4 principles of accessibility

The success criteria and guidelines are designed around these 4 principles that make up the foundation that is necessary for any individual to access and use any content on the web. Any individual that wants to use the web has to have content that is operable, perceivable, robust, and understandable. This is a new design for organizing the WCAG guidelines into principles. When you execute these groups of guidelines, these principles are accomplished successfully. The overall goal is to succeed in these 4 principles, and if any of these 4 principles does not succeed, then any users with disabilities will unfortunately experience difficulties when trying to use the website.

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the user perspective

Today, you would be hard pressed to find a person that has not used the internet. Some people might say that there is no other invention that has been more radical since the printing press, which was invented in the 1400s. Now, the world is at your fingertips with just the click of a button on your mouse—if you are able to use a mouse, or computer screen, or speakers—assuming that you are not one of the millions of individuals living with a disability of some kind. This section aims to help you in understanding exactly how individuals with disabilities navigate the internet, what troubles they encounter when they feel that they cannot access it, and what you can do to ensure that your own websites are more accessible.

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WCAG: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Explained February 3, 2017 by Garenne Bigby

wcag web content accessibility guideline

WCAG, which is short for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, is a set of guidelines that are necessary for improving web accessibility. These guidelines are put together by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium), and are the best way to make sure that your website is accessible to all of your users. This list is not an all-inclusive list of issues that web users with disabilities are faced with, but they are in fact recognized internationally and are the adopted standards. The guidelines are meant to explain how to solve a number of the problems that web users with disabilities are faced with.

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How to Write for Web Accessibility February 2, 2017 by Garenne Bigby

writing for web accessibility

The international standard for producing web content that is more accessible to those individuals with disabilities is known as the WCAG, or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Here, you will find some basic tips for getting started writing web content that is more accessible to those who have disabilities and nail the WCAG requirements.

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