Impaired users and mobile access prioritised in new web accessibility guidelines

E-Access Bulletin Live - Thu, 30/03/2017 - 07:47
The first public draft of an update to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) has been released, with an increased focus on mobile content, users with low vision, and users with cognitive and learning disabilities. The current guidelines – WCAG 2.0 – are seen by many as a benchmark for web accessibility. WCAG 2.0 is […]
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Many US government sites not accessible for disabled users, claims new research

E-Access Bulletin Live - Thu, 30/03/2017 - 07:43
Various high-profile US government websites, including major service portals, are not accessible for users with disabilities, according to a new study. The ‘Benchmarking U.S. Government Websites’ report found that 42% of US federal sites tested failed to meet the necessary accessibility criteria. The report aims to give a broad picture of US government website usability […]
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Interview with Chad Leaman of Makers Making Change: The Access Makeathon – building your own rules

E-Access Bulletin Live - Thu, 30/03/2017 - 07:41
How do you ensure that the device you’re building for someone with a disability is going to be genuinely useful for that person, and that it meets their individual needs? Simple: put that person at the centre of the design process and find out exactly what they want. This thinking is at the root of […]
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