WCAG 1.1.1 Non-text content

Success Criterion 1.1.1 Non-text content All non-text content that is presented to the user has a text alternative that serves the equivalent purpose, except for the situations listed below. Controls, Input If non-text content is a control or accepts user input, then it has a name that describes its purpose. (Refer to Success Criterion 4.1.2 for additional requirements for controls […]

Accessibility Courses and Certifications

It’s good to see there is increased interest to pursue career in the area of accessibility. There are also growing opportunities. It’s important to have more people with accessibility knowledge so that more products become accessible. Now that many things including education are going virtual, it’s important that supporting technology is accessible. Here is a quick list of accessibility training […]

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 […]

Missing alternate text: GAAD count down!

To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we will posting about common accessibility issues each day from today. Objective of this initiative is to let product owners know about how they are creating barriers to their users and how they can fix them. Let’s see how we could impact the world for this 6th edition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. To begin […]

Updated Web Accessibility Checklist – Perceivable

Back in 2010, we have published a Quick Web Accessibility Checklist that received a good response and we have also received a good feedback. It’s true that users prefer to have a quick checklist along with large documentation to achieve their accessibility mission. So we are bringing you this updated Web Accessibility Checklist reflecting success criterions of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) […]

How to add alternate text to images?

Authors note: This is a re-published post due to an unavoidable technical issue. In continuation to our post <alt> Campaign: Let’s make images on the web accessible, here are a few tips on how to add alternate text on different platforms. In all platforms, ensure that your alternate text is meaningful. Add alternate text in HTML Code After writing image […]

<alt> Campaign: Let’s make images on the web accessible

Authors note: This is re-published post due to an unavoidable technical issue. A picture speaks several words. Use of images over the internet is increasing everyday. It’s essential they are make accessible to all users and technologies. Benefits of making images accessible are: Information conveyed through images is made available to blind and visually impaired users Information is made available […]

Colours with Good Contrast – Accessibility Tips

Today colours play a big role in design. It’s important to ensure that there is sufficient contrast between foreground and background. For regular text, there should be minimum ratio of 4.5:1. Be especially careful while dealing with light color shades of gray, orange and yellow WCAG Success Criteria: 1.4.3 Contrast (minimum) Level AA Understanding 1.4.3 Contrast (minimum) How to meet […]

Heading Structure – Accessibility Tips

Right heading structure improves user experience and provide easy access to content. It’s essential to mark up using real HTML heading mark-up and not just styling as headings. Often times some developers make text bold, increase font size for headings instead using real HTML mark-up. Why is it essential to use real heading mark-up? When styles are turned off, they […]

WordPress goes WCAG – a big achievement

Yes, this is big achievement for a content management software to be WCAG complaint! We love Word Press for several years now and one of the main reasons for that is its ease of use. Now we love it more because now WordPress goes WCAG; thanks to the dedicated efforts by wonderful Accessibility team at Word Press and community that […]

Skip links – What, why and how?

What are Skip links? Skip links is something we don’t see in most of the websites. “Skip links” helps users (especially the keyboard users) to jump directly to a block of content or to an unique area of the page. “Skip links” are used for: Skip to main content Skip to navigation Skip to secondary navigation Skip to Search These […]