Everyone deserves equal access to information and online resources. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 1 out of every 5 adults in the U.S. live with some form of disability. Accessible websites are able to engage a larger audience, rank higher in search, and mitigate the risk of legal liability. For organizations that value inclusiveness and diversity, accessibility is a moral imperative.
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Today, virtually all web professionals know that accessibility should be a priority. Many, though, struggle to take the first step. For anyone who values accessibility but needs help getting started, we have a new service here at Aten that I’m thrilled to introduce.
Aten now offers Accessibility Audits to help organizations identify problems, prioritize solutions, and develop a clear work plan for meeting ADA compliance (i.e. WCAG 2.1 AA/AAA or 508C).
If your favorite method of dealing with old, outdated or redundant content is burying your head in the sand like a cartoon ostrich, you’re missing out on some amazing assets with untapped potential. Here are the key steps to keep your sanity throughout the process of optimizing your old blog posts.
Part 2 of the WCAG 2.1 criteria changes, this time examining Level AA and AAA guidelines and criteria.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is the international set of guidelines for accessible content on the internet for users with disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical and cognitive disabilities. Early this summer, the WCAG guidelines were updated to version 2.1 with 17 new success criteria spanning across all 3 levels.
The first step to building an accessible website is understanding who needs an accessible site. Knowing who you are creating this for and asking yourself questions helps you see potential problems from another point of view and potential ways to solve them.
According to the CDC, 53 million adults in the United States live with some form of a disability today – roughly 22% of the adult population, or 1 out of every 5 of your users. Keep in mind, I said adult population. This statistic doesn’t even include all the children living with disabilities.