which-technologies-are-accessibility-supported

Posted on April 30, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Which technologies are ‘accessibility supported’? 03/20/201006/20/2016 by Olga Revilla At this point you will probably wonder which web technologies are accessibility supported and which are not. And the answer is… nobody knows, not even the WAI! Now, the consultancy best phrase: ‘it depends’. How is this possible after 5 years of  WCAG 2 developing? Well, […]


whats-accessibility-support

Posted on April 30, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

What’s ‘Accessibility Support’? 03/21/201006/20/2016 by Olga Revilla The basic difference between a technology that is accessibility supported and a technology that is relied upon. But the scope of both terms is wider and more complex that a single-line definition. WCAG 2 has tried to overcome a big problem that WCAG 1 has: technology dependence. WCAG […]


what-to-include-in-a-conformance-claim

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

What to include in a conformance claim 08/11/201406/20/2016 by Olga Revilla If you want to use a conformance claim, there is required and optional information you should provide: The required information The date of the claim. The guidelines you have followed: title, version and URI “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 at http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/“ The conformance level […]


what-if-i-cannot-control-user-generated-content

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

What if I cannot control user-generated content? 03/09/200906/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Imagine you have done a great job in designing your website. Now, it’s time for the users to add the content. But those users can be anyone, even outside of your organization, so you simply cannot be everywhere. This point was a great problem […]


webpages-conformance-levels

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Webpages conformance levels 03/18/200906/20/2016 by Olga Revilla So, once you have tested the success criteria, you can state the conformance of your webpage into 3 levels: Level Single-A (A): your webpage satisfies all the Single-A (A) success criteria. Level Double-A (AA): your webpage satisfies all the Single-A (A) and Double-A (AA) success criteria. Level Triple-A […]


wcag-20-conformance

Posted on April 30, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Conformance A very simple way to know if your are doing it good. Success criteria levels 03/19/200906/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Remember the guidelines where divided into different success criteria? Nice. Those success criteria are classified into 3 levels. Single-A (A): the lowest Double-A (AA): the medium Triple-A (AAA): the highest Read more Categories Conformance Webpages […]


wcag-2-what-they-are-what-they-are-meant-to-be

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

WCAG 2: What they are, what they are meant to be 03/24/201006/20/2016 by Olga Revilla On December 11th, 2008, after 5 years of working, the W3C WAI released the WCAG 2.0 . They are an evolution of the WCAG 1.0, released on May 5th, 1999, that became a little bit obsolete due to technological advances. […]


tools

Posted on April 30, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Evaluation tools 07/06/200906/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Tools can reduce the time and effort required to carry out evaluations, as they can automate tests or assist reviewers in the manual evaluation. However, we have some bad news: The WCAG 2 does not provide an official tool to check the websites. There is not any fully automatable, […]


the-way-we-use-the-technology-determines-its-accessibility-support

Posted on April 30, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

The way we use the technology determines its accessibility support 03/18/201006/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Remember these categorical clauses? ‘Don’t do your web in Flash because it will not be accessible’ or ‘Avoid PDF, because a blind person won’t be capable to read it’. Industries participant in the redaction of the new guidelines have adopted a […]


the-evaluation-procedure

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

The evaluation procedure 08/11/201406/20/2016 by Olga Revilla The core procedure provides five sequential steps, and each step has its own sub-steps. Define the evaluation scope: After a brief exploration of the site and conversations with the responsible stakeholders, we define: The scope of the website, or which pages are going to be evaluated. The conformance […]


success-criteria-levels

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Success criteria levels 03/19/200906/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Remember the guidelines where divided into different success criteria? Nice. Those success criteria are classified into 3 levels. Single-A (A): the lowest Double-A (AA): the medium Triple-A (AAA): the highest They are similar to the WCAG 1.0 checkpoints’ priorities, but WCAG 2.0 stresses that all success criteria are […]


principle-4-robust

Posted on April 30, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Principle 4. Robust Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies. Guideline 4.1: Respect the code 02/24/201006/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Maximize compatibility with current and future user agents, including assistive technologies. Code must as clean as possible, as well as it must […]


principle-2-operable

Posted on April 30, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Principle 2. Operable Users should be able to interact with the interface components and navigation elements. Guideline 2.1: Don’t forget users without a pointer 06/06/200906/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Make all functionality available from a keyboard When a functionality can be achieved using only the keyboard, other input devices can be used. But, if you use […]


principle-1-perceivable

Posted on April 30, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Principle 1. Perceivable Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive. Guideline 1.1: Provide text alternatives 03/23/201006/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so that it can be changed into other forms people need, such as large print, braille, speech, symbols or simpler language. […]


introduction-to-accessibility-evaluation

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Introduction to Accessibility Evaluation 08/11/201406/20/2016 by Olga Revilla The WCAG 1.0 did not have any official way to audit the accessibility of the websites. This led to the creation of different non-official evaluation methodologies. For example, the European Union founded the Unified Web Evaluation Methodology or UWEM, which was never adapted to the new WCAG […]


how-to-tell-everybody-that-your-webpage-is-ok

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

How to tell everybody that your webpage is ok 03/16/200906/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Once you have tested your webpages, you want to tell everyone that you have cared about accessibility. In WCAG 1.0 you had the fancy logos, but they had a great problem: everybody could use them despite of being accessible or not. Nowadays, […]


how-can-i-determine-if-a-web-technology-is-accessibility-supported

Posted on April 30, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

How can I determine if a web technology is ‘accessibility supported’? 03/19/201006/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Let’s assume that nobody knows which technologies are and aren’t accessibility supported. Now what? Well, the WAI has tried to bring a definition, not very clear, but a definition after all: a Web content technology is “accessibility supported” when users’ […]


Hello world!

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

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guideline-4-1-respect-the-code

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Guideline 4.1: Respect the code 02/24/201006/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Maximize compatibility with current and future user agents, including assistive technologies. Code must as clean as possible, as well as it must respect the standards. In this way, browsers will be able to render the page. 4.1.1 Parsing Level A In content implemented using markup languages, […]


guideline-3-3-errare-humanum-est

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Guideline 3.3: Errare humanum est 01/22/201006/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Help users avoid and correct mistakes. As we are going to make mistakes, web pages must prevent them and help us to recover from those errors. 3.3.1 Error Identification Level A If an input error is automatically detected, the item that is in error is identified […]


guideline-3-2-be-careful-with-re-invent-the-navigation-standards

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Guideline 3.2: Be careful with re-invent the navigation standards 01/23/201006/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways. If a page is continuously refreshing, changing contents and context, opening new windows without user control, may confuse users with and without dissabilities. Being consistent and coherent with the layouts and will allow […]


guideline-3-1-easy-to-read-please

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Guideline 3.1: Easy to read, please 01/27/201006/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Make text content readable and understandable Content should be read not only by assistive technology, but also by users, who can experience or can’t experience it in many different ways: visual, auditory, both visual and auditory. Complex texts and content can be difficult to be […]


guideline-21-dont-forget-users-without-a-pointer

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Guideline 2.1: Don’t forget users without a pointer 06/06/200906/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Make all functionality available from a keyboard When a functionality can be achieved using only the keyboard, other input devices can be used. But, if you use only a mouse or a speech input, assistive technologies will find it difficult to operate it. […]


guideline-2-3-be-careful-with-flashing-visual-content

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Guideline 2.3: Be careful with flashing visual content 06/02/200906/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Do not design content in a way that is known to cause seizures. Three-flash-in-a-second is the lower rate recommended to show flash content for people who suffer from seizures due to photosensitivity, specially for red lights. But still there are more sensitive people […]


guideline-14-separate-background-from-foreground

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Guideline 1.4: Separate background from foreground 03/19/201006/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Make it easier for users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background. This guideline is about making the default presentation as easy to perceive as possible to people with disabilities: it’s about contrast, not only the ‘colors’ for visual content, but also […]


guideline-13-present-content-in-different-ways

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Guideline 1.3: Present content in different ways 03/20/201006/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example simpler layout) without losing information or structure. Your website audience has very different needs and preferences, so ensure that your content is available in a way that can be perceived by all users […]


guideline-12-time-based-media

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Guideline 1.2: Time-based Media 03/22/201006/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Provide alternatives for time-based media You can use this guideline both for time-based media and synchronized media (with another format and/or time-based interactive components), including: only audio only video audio and video combined audio and/or video combined with interaction Best practices Prerecorded audio: Provide an alternative that […]


guideline-11-provide-text-alternatives

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Guideline 1.1: Provide text alternatives 03/23/201006/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so that it can be changed into other forms people need, such as large print, braille, speech, symbols or simpler language. Text can be rendered in a visual, oral or tactile way. Even by any combination of them. So […]


focus-on-information-architecture

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Guideline 2.4: Focus on Information Architecture 06/01/200906/20/2016 by Olga Revilla Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are Finding the content and keeping track of our location are usually difficult tasks for people with disabilities, especially for those who use screen reader or cognitive disabilities. So these criteria are made […]


examples-of-conformance-claims

Posted on April 27, 2019 Posted by Victoria Brooks

Examples of conformance claims 03/11/200906/20/2016 by Olga Revilla The conformance claim has several components, divided into 3 parts: 1. What pages conforms and the level (Required) The whole site conforms On 14 October 2009, all Web pages at http://www.mydomain.com conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 at http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/. Level A conformance. Some parts of the […]