September 27, 2016

W3C Groups Release Draft of Electronic Content Accessibility Requirements For Low Vision Users & Updates to Online Tools

Three new or updated resources from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

From the W3C Web Site:

Accessibility Requirements for People with Low Vision, developed by the Low Vision Accessibility Task Force (LVTF), was published today [Thursday, March 18, 2016) by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG).

This document describes what people with low vision need for electronic content, tools, and technologies to be accessible. It includes an overview of low vision and describes specific user needs. It does not set technical requirements. It provides the background for planned future work on guidance for making web content, tools, and technologies accessible to people with low vision. Comments are welcome by 14 April 2016.

Also, two updated web tools from W3C.

A. Updated: How to Meet WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working) 2.0: A Customizable Quick Reference

[This resource] provides a customizable view of WCAG 2.0 resources, including: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 web standard, Techniques for WCAG 2.0 implementation guidance, and Understanding WCAG 2.0 supporting information. Information on these resources is provided in the WCAG Overview and The WCAG 2.0 Documents. This new version provides a significantly updated user interface and additional functionality to filter by Tags that are categorized under Developing, Interaction Design, Content Creation, and Visual Design.

B. Updated: WCAG-EM Report Tool: Accessibility Evaluation Report Generator

The tool helps you generate website accessibility evaluation reports according to Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM). WCAG-EM is an informative W3C Working Group Note. It describes an approach for evaluating how websites, including web applications and websites for mobile devices, conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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