Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 is now official

On 5th June, 2018 Web Accessibilty Initiative of World Wide Web Consortium has announced that Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 has become official recommendation as standard. There has been tremendous efforts by Accessibility Guidelines Working Group which includes task forces for Cognitive, Low Vision and Mobile users. This is an evolution of W3C’s accessibility guidance, including expansion of mobile, low vision, and […]

WCAG 2.1 is now a proposed recommendation

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 has become a proposed recommendation a while ago. This is possibly a last step before a standard becomes W3C recommendation. In short, this process is to confirm if required corrections are made. Here is what it means in the words of W3C. 7.6.4 Call for Review of Proposed Corrections Document maturity level: A Recommendation, plus […]

Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Working Group of W3C has finalized several documents.

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group of W3C has finalized following documents: Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1 Core Accessibility API Mappings 1.1 Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0 Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1 is a Working Group Note Below is an excerpt of the announcement from ARIA working group: The Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA specifications […]

Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 First Public Working Draft is now available

Accessibility Testing is critical for ensuring accessibility of any product. Similar to any other testing e.g. performance, functional etc., quality is an essential component for accessibility testing too! Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published First Public Working Draft of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 and accepting comments and feedback by 5th May, 2017. As the size and complexity […]

W3C elects new advisory board.

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has just announced it’s new advisory board who plays a key role in providing guidance to the team on strategy, legal matters, conflict resolutions etc., The W3C Advisory Committee has filled five open seats on the W3C Advisory Board. Created in 1998, the Advisory Board provides guidance to the Team on issues of strategy, management, […]

Accessibility Round-up 1st August, 2013

Sorry folks for long wait for this post due to some unavoidable reasons:-( Call for papers – Techshare India 2014 now open. Due 1st September, 2013 Register for Bangalore Accessibility Meet-up August 2013 Bangalore Accessibility Meet-up July 2013 WebAIM’s July News letter – a lot of interesting articles Summary of Federal Accessibility Laws in the US Reading with a refreshable […]