Most websites in North America and Europe now need to meet accessibility requirements. These include requirements described by Section 508 of the American Disabilities Act (ADA). They also refer to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0).

Follow these five easy steps to make your wireframes more accessible:

  • One: Document the heading structure.
  • Two: Document hidden way-finding cues.
  • Three: Document focus order information and specify the visible focus state.
  • Four: Provide clear link labels.
  • Five: Design simple, usable forms.

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Are you worried about 508 compliance? Do you have questions about how to meet web accessibility guidelines? Do you wonder what "ADA" and "WCAG" stand for?¬†Here is a set of questions and answers that may help. I am commonly asked these questions. ...continue reading The “How not to get sued for inaccessibility” Q&A

This week, accessibility articles have gone back to the basics. In one article, TemplateToaster describes five ways to make your WordPress site accessible. In another, SiteImprove talks about how to incorporate accessibility compliance into the dev process. ...continue reading Accessibility this week: August 1, 2016