Updated March 2014: WCAG Techniques & Understanding WCAG

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:00
Updated supporting documents for WCAG 2.0 were published today: Techniques for WCAG 2.0 and Understanding WCAG 2.0. (This is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document.) For information on these updates and links to blog posts, please see the WCAG Techniques & Understanding WCAG Updated March 2014 e-mail. (2014-03-11) Read more

For Review: Updated WCAG 2.0 Techniques

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:00
WAI announces a Call for Review of draft updates to supporting documents for WCAG 2.0: Techniques for WCAG 2.0 (Editors' Draft) and Understanding WCAG 2.0 (Editors' Draft). (This is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document.) To learn more about the updates, see Call for Review: WCAG 2.0 Techniques Draft Updates e-mail. Please submit comments by 14 February 2014. (2014-01-16) Read more

WAI-ARIA User Agent Implementation Guide to CR

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:00
WAI-ARIA 1.0 User Agent Implementation Guide was published as a W3C Candidate Recommendation (CR) on 17 December 2013. The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) is introduced in the WAI-ARIA Overview. Candidate Recommendation and other document stages are introduced in How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process. Please submit any comments or implementations by 17 January 2014. (2013-12-17) Read more

ATAG 2.0 Implementation Testing

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:00
We are pleased to announce that Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (ATAG 2.0) was published as a W3C Candidate Recommendation on 7 November 2013, along with the companion Working Draft of Implementing ATAG 2.0. The purpose of the Candidate Recommendation stage is to ensure that ATAG 2.0 can be implemented in the real world and to document that different types of authoring tools meet ATAG success criteria. Read more

"Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria" in Updated WCAG 2.0 Supporting Notes

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:00
Updated supporting documents for WCAG 2.0 were published today: Techniques for WCAG 2.0 and Understanding WCAG 2.0. (This is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document.) For background, important information about techniques, and opportunities to contribute to future updates, please see the Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria e-mail. (2013-09-05) Read more

For Review: Updated WCAG 2.0 Techniques

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:00
WAI announces a Call for Review of draft updates to supporting documents for WCAG 2.0: Techniques for WCAG 2.0 (Editors' Draft) and Understanding WCAG 2.0 (Editors' Draft). (This is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document.) To learn more about the updates, see Call for Review: WCAG 2.0 Techniques Draft Updates e-mail. See also important information in the WCAG Techniques and Understanding WCAG Updates blog post. Please submit comments by 15 August 2013. (2013-07-11) Read more

More WCAG 2.0 Techniques

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:00
WAI continues to develop techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and expand guidance on understanding and implementing WCAG 2.0. To learn about WCAG Techniques and about contributing to on-going work on WCAG support material, see the WCAG Techniques Updated - Learn about the informative guidance blog post. (2012-01-03) Read more

For Review: Updated WCAG 2.0 Techniques

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:00
WAI announces a Call for Review of draft updates to supporting documents for WCAG 2.0: Techniques for WCAG 2.0 (Editors' Draft) and Understanding WCAG 2.0 (Editors' Draft). (This is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document.) To learn more about the updates, see Call for Review: WCAG 2.0 Techniques Draft Updates e-mail. Please submit comments by 26 August 2011.    (2011-06-21) Read more

More WCAG 2.0 Techniques

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:00
WAI continues to develop techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and expand guidance on understanding and implementing WCAG 2.0. To learn about today's publications and about contributing on-going work on WCAG techniques, see the New and Improved WCAG 2.0 Techniques blog post.    (2010-10-14) Read more

For Review: Updated WCAG 2.0 Techniques

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Wed, 2014-04-23 06:00
WAI announces a Call for Review of draft updates to supporting documents for WCAG 2.0: Techniques for WCAG 2.0 (Editors' Draft) and Understanding WCAG 2.0 (Editors' Draft). (This is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document.) To learn more about the updates, see Call for Review: WCAG 2.0 Techniques Draft Updates e-mail. Please submit comments by 9 August 2010.    (2010-07-08) Read more

IndieUI Requirements First Draft

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Tue, 2014-04-22 04:00
The First Public Working Draft of Requirements for IndieUI: Events 1.0 and IndieUI: User Context 1.0 is available for review. The document introduces use cases related to the IndieUI specifications and the technical requirements for meeting the use cases. IndieUI is introduced in the IndieUI Overview. One focus of IndieUI is enabling better user interaction in the mobile environment. This Requirements document provides an opportunity for early review of user needs to be addressed by the IndieUI specifications. Please send comments by 23 May 2014.    (2014-04-22) Read more

WAI-ARIA 1.0 is a W3C Recommendation

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Thu, 2014-03-20 04:00
Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 and the WAI-ARIA 1.0 User Agent Implementation Guide were published today as W3C Recommendations. WAI-ARIA is a technical specification for making dynamic, interactive Web content accessible to people with disabilities. WAI-ARIA and supporting documents are described in the WAI-ARIA Overview. Please see more information in the WAI-ARIA Expands Web Accessibility blog post and W3C's Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 Expands Accessibility of the Open Web Platform press release.    (2014-03-20) Read more

Web Accessibility Tutorials: Ready for Your Input

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Mon, 2014-03-17 04:00
Draft Web Accessibility Tutorials are now ready for your input. See more info in the Web Accessibility Tutorials in Progress e-mail.    (2014-03-17) Read more

Hello, Accessify!

Accessify - Wed, 2013-11-13 22:00
Accessify has finally found a new owner! There's a lot of work to be done, and a lot of catching up to do in order to make up for the last few slow years, but Accessify is in the good hands now. Keep an eye out for site news and further ... Read more
Categories: Accessibility

Bye bye, Accessify

Accessify - Wed, 2013-11-13 22:00
Well, it's been a whole year since my last post on this site and the one previous to that was in the middle of 2009, in which I was pondering what to do with this site. Not exactly been prolific, have I? That's gotta tell me something ... Now that it's ... Read more
Categories: Accessibility

RIP Jack Pickard

Accessify - Wed, 2013-11-13 22:00
Very sad news from the accessibility community. Jack Pickard, or @thepickards to his friends on Twitter, passed away this weekend. Not much that I can say personally that hasn't already been said by others. You will be - no, are - missed, Jack. If you want to say something for friends/family, ... Read more
Categories: Accessibility

What to do with Accessify?

Accessify - Wed, 2013-11-13 22:00
I've been thinking about what to write in this post - or even whether to write it at all - for a long time. Bottom line is that I'm struggling to put Accessify to its best use and I'm after some ideas about what I can do to sort this ... Read more
Categories: Accessibility

The blind leading the non-blind

Accessify - Wed, 2013-11-13 22:00
In my previous post I mentioned that I was after a few tips about how I might approach the task of teaching HTML to a 15-year-old blind lad, Harry, who's at my place of work on work experience. The tips were very handy but I will ... Read more
Categories: Accessibility

Teaching a Blind Person HTML?

Accessify - Wed, 2013-11-13 22:00
I'm after some ideas on something here. Tomorrow I will be sitting down with a lad who's here on work experience who is completely blind. He's been doing some assessment of various web sites over the last couple of days but tomorrow I have got to try to teach him ... Read more
Categories: Accessibility

Interview with Accessible Twitter creator Dennis Lembree

Accessify - Wed, 2013-11-13 22:00
Accessify recently spoke to founder of Accessible Twitter Dennis Lembree, who is also behind Web Overhauls and web accessibility podcast Web Axe. We wanted to find out more about the background to Accessible Twitter, what prompted it and where it might go next. Here's what Dennis had to say: ... Read more
Categories: Accessibility
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