The new guidelines in WCAG 2.1 explained

New guidelines in WCAG 2.1 Before explaining the new guidelines in WCAG 2.1, you should know that WCAG 2.1 is backward compatible with WCAG 2.0. This means that: The previous categories and guidelines still apply The numbering still applies The basic principles still apply The three levels of success criteria (A, AA, AAA) still apply So,Continue reading “The new guidelines in WCAG 2.1 explained”


In January there was a recent update to the WCAG that introduced some changes in what’s expected of you as a developer to make your web content accessible. The majority of these are fairly obvious and straightforward, with some nice additions that enhance accessibility on smaller hand-held devices. Criterion Conformance Level 1.3.4 Identify Common Purpose AA 1.3.5Continue reading “NEW FEATURES IN WEB CONTENT ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES 2.1 AND WHAT YOU NEED TO DO”

The new guidelines in WCAG 2.1 explained 

In the Summer of 2018, WCAG 2.0 will be updated to version 2.1 with new guidelines for making websites even more accessible. In this post I’ll try to give simple explanations of these guidelines along with thoughts and advice on how to follow them. … New guidelines in WCAG 2.1 Before explaining the new guidelinesContinue reading “The new guidelines in WCAG 2.1 explained “

AccessibleTech – Section 508 Explained

I. Introduction The primary goal of Accessibility is to make certain that Information Systems can be used by people with disabilities.  A properly implemented system will provide access to information to people that use assistive technologies and it will increase usability for everybody. This is due to the fact that most accessible rules one wayContinue reading “AccessibleTech – Section 508 Explained”

10 guidelines to improve your web accessibility

We put together a list of ten web accessibility guidelines that will guarantee access to your site to any person, in spite of their disabilities. There’s a quote by Tim Berners-Lee, Director of W3C and inventor of the World Wide Web, that says, “The power of the web is in its universality”. As people who make a living byContinue reading “10 guidelines to improve your web accessibility”

The Section 508 Refresh is Here! 

We’re excited to announce that the U.S. Access Board has published its long-awaited update(link is external) to the federal regulations covering the accessibility of information and communications technology (Section 508) and telecommunications products and services (Section 255). What are Section 508 and Section 255? Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 applies to federal government agenciesContinue reading “The Section 508 Refresh is Here! “

New accessible purchasing rules for Australian government – Information Access Group

In great news for people with disability, last month the Australian Government announced that all levels of government will adopt an internationally aligned standard for purchasing websites, software and digital devices. This means that, when governments buy products and services, they must be accessible. … So, this is a great step forward for inclusion inContinue reading “New accessible purchasing rules for Australian government – Information Access Group”

How to Implement Web Accessibility Guidelines in WordPress

… WordPress Tools for Web Accessibility While the above info is enough to build an accessible website manually, there is no need to do so, thanks to a number of available tools that we will go over now. WordPress Themes First of all, a growing number of certified-accessible WordPress themes enable us to address thisContinue reading “How to Implement Web Accessibility Guidelines in WordPress”

Urban development ministry frames accessibility guidelines for buildings – The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The government has formulated guidelines to make all government and private buildings, including malls, restaurants and public dealing offices, accessible to the disabled and the elderly. The Union urban development ministry, after a year’s spadework, has prepared “harmonised guidelines and space standards for barrier-free environment for persons with disabilities”. The 100-page document listsContinue reading “Urban development ministry frames accessibility guidelines for buildings – The Economic Times”

Color Is Relative: Designing for Accessbility

In “Color Is Relative: Designing for Accessbility”, web designer and illustrator Geri Coady opened our eyes to the prevalence of colorblindness as well as the usability issues our design decisions can pose for those readers. Afterwards, she fielded questions about starting points, creating accessible palettes, navigating brand guidelines and more. Here’s what she had toContinue reading “Color Is Relative: Designing for Accessbility”