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
WCAG 2.2 Draft: Quick Look
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
Websites and Seizures: Developing for Accessibility
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
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Overview
Known gaps have existed in WCAG 2.0 that needed to be addressed due to the evolving needs of digital accessibility. In June of 2018, WCAG 2.1 became the official recommendation of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Continue Reading Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Overview
No ADA Web Rules: Are We Off the Hook?
On December 26, 2017 the US Department of Justice officially withdrew the proposed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rules for website accessibility. The question we’re being asked at WeCo by many of our clients since then is: does this mean we don’t have to make our website and software accessible? That’s an important question. It’s one… Continue Reading No ADA Web Rules: Are We Off the Hook?
ADA Rule Inactive Status: Impacts on Digital Accessibility
Digital accessibility has become a standard in our lives. More businesses and government departments have begun to view it as more than just legal compliance, it’s a way to reach people and gain market share. This momentum will continue as our Baby Boom population ages and the number of individuals living with disabilities grows dramatically as a result. Taking the “short view” of attempting to save money by avoiding doing the work of digital accessibility means that you will be left behind. Continue Reading ADA Rule Inactive Status: Impacts on Digital Accessibility
Audio Accessibility and Equal Access
One might believe that people living with a hearing disability don’t really suffer from web accessibility problems since they can see the images, use a mouse, navigate the site, and read the content on the web page just fine, right? Websites are increasingly consisting of video and multimedia content. Continue Reading Audio Accessibility and Equal Access