The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are meant to serve as instructional for developers and designers alike as they deploy web-based content. While WCAG’s “web-based content” guidelines refer to any website or application developed for use at home, work, or the public, they have not been explicitly designated as best practice guidelines for kiosk and …

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This is a guest post by Maria C Lima and first published on mclinteractive.com Website Accessibility July 25, 2012. "About 56.7 million people — 19 percent of the population — had a disability in 2010, according to a broad definition of disability, with more than half of them reporting the disability was severe, according to a comprehensive …

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Guest post from Herin Hentry, Senior Test Analyst at Planit, originally published at www.planittesting.com. 'WCAG is not scary anymore' was the title of my presentation at A11yCamp, Melbourne 2016 representing Planit Software Testing, Accessibility Services which received good feedback from the audience. I thought I will follow that up with an article to share with a larger …

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How would you explain web accessibility in less than five minutes to dozens of technophobic writers, and convince them to do something about it? You explain the three easy ways to simultaneously improve accessibility, search engine optimization (SEO), and usability: Structure content with ordered headings and lists; Write a meaningful …

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Useful links are an essential part of an optimised digital user experience. This includes making your links easy to understand and making them accessible. There are two rules in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 regarding link text, also called anchor text. They deal with links in context and links on their own, respectively. This …

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I'm excited to let you know that I've just launched my web accessibility book, 'How to Meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0' as a kindle download on Amazon. Here are a few links, but searching in your local Amazon should find it: UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B015DC58L0 USA - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015DC58L0 Canada - http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B015DC58L0 P.S. The kindle version is also part …

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People often perceive accessibility as a burdensome obligation that's solely the responsibility of developers or an overwhelmed accessibility specialist. I’ve always wanted to change that mindset. During a recent contract, I introduced a strategy to reframe accessibility as a shared responsibility. The ultimate goal is for accessibility to become part of business as usual by involving …

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