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.
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
This morning I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Marcy Markusa of CBC Radio One broadcasting from Winnipeg, Manitoba. The interview is included in .mp3 format, and the transcript is below.
It is 6:13, it is school day number 2, and today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. And if you’re like most people in this technological world, you’re starting your day on a mobile device, I’ve already been on three myself, but not everyone has equal access to what’s on the web. It is because even the most user-friendly websites are rarely accessible websites.
This article is part 2 of my series, how to do an accessibility audit. It will give you step-by-step instructions to test a complete website for accessibility compliance. It assumes that the website you are testing meets the following criteria:
The website has a content management system
The website consists of a set of templates and components that are reused across the site.