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?
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
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
Most web content is harmless to those with epilepsy and/or photosensitive seizure disorders. However, because of the potentially serious nature of seizures, developers need to be aware of the possible dangers of using flashing or flickering graphics and animations. Continue Reading Websites and Seizures: Developing for Accessibility