As a team of SME’s who live with disabilities, the new WCAG 3.0, released for public comment in January, gives us a lot to like. This article doesn’t list everything, but it will give you an idea about the renewed approach 3.0 is taking. This makes more sense to us, both as users with disabilities, and as digital experts who test for and teach accessibility every day. Continue Reading What We Like About WCAG 3.0 by WeCo’s SMEs
It’s not always easy for us to explain to clients that what most people living with disabilities want, includes the ability to decide HOW we access websites…tools (overlays) appear to many of us more about making the companies and developers feel better, than creating an accessible option for us, because they can consider our accessibility needs “fixed.” Continue Reading Are Accessibility Overlays Overbaked?
But making statements about someone else’s experience…may invalidate the person’s experience. You may feel much better after telling someone that you “identify” with their experience. And while all of these things may serve a good intention, your voice may not be the one that needs to be heard right now. Continue Reading Public Statements and Listening vs. Hearing
Without a daily commute, working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic is giving many of us more breathing room in our schedule. For many businesses and services, it’s also a time when clear, accessible communication is crucial. WeCo’s Accessibility Team thought this is the perfect time to scope your business/agency website for accessibility basics. Something… Continue Reading Bathrobe Accessibility Check: Basic Tips
So, as a virus with no vaccine sweeps the US, a couple in their 60’s, who are both in wheelchairs, one of whom has diabetes and is blind, the other of whom cannot use his arms to push a grocery cart, are put at a greater level of risk to contract this virus. Simply because so many of us who don’t usually use home grocery delivery, are taking up all of the delivery slots. Continue Reading COVID-19 Reactions Puts People with Disabilities at Peril
On Feb. 28, 2020 a new working draft of Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) version 2.2 has been released for public review and comment. If you’re working on accessibility for your organization and/or project, it’s important for you to know that another level of WCAG is anticipated. This blog article provides “at-a-glance” background information on this new version of the WCAG and a direct link to the working document. Continue Reading WCAG 2.2 Draft: Quick Look
Making social media accessible is not only inclusive, it’s good business. Learn the basic principles in this article, the first in our series on social media accessibility. Continue Reading Making Social Media Accessible: The Basics