Digital accessibility for websites, software, mobile applications and documents, can be tricky for those of us living with mental health disorders. Mental illnesses can make it difficult to focus on, process, and understand information. This can create challenges for people navigating websites that are not tailored to our content management and design needs. As the… Continue Reading Mental Health Accessibility
Written by WeCo’s Team of Accessibility Specialists who live with disabilities In early 2022, the International Association Of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) released a position statement on accessibility overlays. The statement included recommendations, and caution, for organizations exploring the use of software often referred to as accessibility overlays. There’s been a sharp rise in companies and… Continue Reading IAAP’s Stance on Accessibility Overlays
According to the What’s New in WCAG 2.2 Working Draft, the WCAG 2.2 is scheduled to be completed and published by June 2022. As a person who tests for accessibility every day, I’m looking forward to the WCAG 2.2’s release. While there are going to be nine new success criteria, a few of them I’m… Continue Reading WCAG 2.2 Update
The Americans with Disabilities Act is a civil rights law. Most often associated with street and building access, it also governs goods, services, and information made available to the public, including websites. The ADA applies to everyone who places information out for public consumption, including private industry, or nonprofits – any organization that is putting… Continue Reading The ADA: Where do we go from here?
Want to get up to running speed on the new WCAG 2.2 release? We’ll be providing more detail in future posts, but here are the quick facts from our Accessibility Team to get you started. General Facts WCAG 2.2 is scheduled to be published in September 2021. (Delayed from the previously anticipated July 2021 date.)… Continue Reading WCAG 2.2 Quick Facts
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?