When I recall the start of my journey to learn about electronic accessibility, and how it applied to my job as a web master for a state government agency, I can’t help but remember how overwhelming the information seemed to be. This feeling has flavored the work I do with WeCo, especially regarding the training courses we create for web/communication staff, on a variety of levels. With that in mind, WeCo’s Accessibility Team felt it was important for our November blog focus to cover an easy-to-understand review of accessibility laws and guidelines.
With the US Section 508 refresh foremost in everyone’s minds these days, the timing is excellent for us to step back and consider what these document say, how they may impact the jobs of people who communicate with the public as well as the lives of those of us who live with disabilities.
Watch for the following topics to be covered in WeCo’s Accessibility Information blog for November:
- Easy to digest “Primers” for Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
- Making it Accessible: a discussion with web developers who tackled accessibility challenges
- Interviews and discussions on how these laws impact real people who live with disabilities
- Resources for learning more about accessibility legislation and guidelines
As always, we encourage our clients and blog followers to ask questions, and offer their own stories, as we move through the month!
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