Web Standards Posts

Beyond Section 508 Compliance and WCAG 2.0: Why Accessibility Matters

By Mark Miller on September 5, 2013

I recently ran across a letter to the editor in The Opinion Pages of The New York Times titled Inequality and the Internet: Why Some Remain Offline, written by Lainey Feingold, a disability rights lawyer in Berkeley, California.  It refers to an article published in The New York Times on August 18th called...

Mobile Accessibility Examples from Implementing UAAG 2.0

By Talyah Aviran on July 5, 2013

Background The User Agent Accessibility Guidelines (UAAG) serve as a guide to developers and user-agent vendors.  It outlines the process for making Web browsers, media players, and assistive technologies (software that some people with disabilities use in interacting with computers) accessible to people with disabilities.

Web Accessibility from a Personal Perspective

By Rosemary Musachio on June 20, 2013

Since I am a web accessibility analyst, I have the good fortune of being mobility impaired.  Of course, I only can say this regarding my work.  It is like being a veterinarian and not having pets.  Without the personal experience, you couldn’t empathize with the pets’ guardians.  You wouldn’t observe subtle, unique signs that a dog or cat is not feeling well.

Accessible Web Content & Intellectual Disabilities

By Kathy Wahlbin on February 28, 2013

According to Cornell University, in 2011 there was an estimated 14,144,300 (4.9%) people in the United States with a cognitive disability.  Broadly speaking, intellectual disabilities pertain to difficulties with memory; problem-solving:  attention, reading, linguistic, and verbal comprehension; math comprehension; and visual comprehension. Intellectual disabilities range from...

Why Web Accessibility?

By Kathy Wahlbin on April 2, 2012

The internet has transformed the way we do business, learn, research, communicate, and spend our free time. For business, a dynamic, user-friendly, and appealing online presence is imperative. When users can efficiently and effectively use your site, your bottom line benefits. So you want to make it accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. Users interact with websites in different ways.  Some users may have minor difficulties...