Designers, Programmers and Accessibility – How?

kristinlshuford

Designers, Programmers and Accessibility - How?In our 1st installment we explained why accessibility must be built in your website(s). Now let’s take a look at how to make it accessible.

By the way, to achieve this feature-set does not require that you toss your current site, rather, it means that you add enough information to make it accessible. Accessibility is not about limitations, it is about increasing the number of people who can benefit from your site.

A good place to start is reviewing the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) from the W3C, the governing body of the internet web standards. These guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible to people with disabilities and are intended for all web content developers. WCAG 2.0, now in its second version after an update in 2008, covers four main principles: Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust.

Basic accessibility checklist

Designers, Programmers and Accessibility - How?Determining WCAG 2.0 compliance and the accessibility…

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