Many people think of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) as a set of standards which primarily serves the needs of people with visible disabilities, such as people who are blind and use screen readers to engage online, or people with physical disabilities and who may use keyboards only or assistive technology to navigate the […]
The word “disability” has many different meanings depending on the context. There are legal definitions, for example, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, social and medical classifications of disability, as well as statutory definitions that are used as a basis for entitlement to benefits programs like Social Security. According to the World Bank, “One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability.”…vision, hearing, and mobility disabilities are among the most recognized disabilities. But not all disabilities are visible.
Web developers, designers and authors often have questions the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Questions may come up about the difference between WCAG 2.0 and 2.1, when the WCAG 2.2 version is coming out, or whether the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that websites conform to WCAG. We’ve prepared some answers to these and several other questions.
Through an international collaboration of experts in digital accessibility, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published its first version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) in 1999. WCAG guidelines exist to assist website developers and designers in helping people with disabilities access websites and web-based content. WCAG guidelines provide technical guidance for removing accessibility barriers on the Internet.
Now that working from home has all but become the new normal, businesses must take steps to ensure that all employees have equal access in the virtual workplace. A vital part of this is making your virtual meetings accessible to everyone – including employees living with disabilities.