Understanding WCAG 2.1: What to Expect

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Here we are on a quest to answer the question "What is WCAG 2.1?" My intention is to address this in a few posts. You might find some added context in my first post about the history of WCAG.  As a contributor to W3C's Accessibility Guidelines Working Group, helping to craft the next version of WCAG 2.1. let's talk more here about what to expect… Continue Reading Understanding WCAG 2.1: What to Expect

Understanding WCAG 2.1: A History of WCAG

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What is WCAG 2.1? Ooo that's an exciting question. I'd like to address it in parts if you don't mind. My name is Glenda "The Goodwitch" Sims and I've been in the field of accessibility since before 2000. Right now, I have the great privilege of being an active member of the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group at the W3C. That's what I do as a… Continue Reading Understanding WCAG 2.1: A History of WCAG

Intro to Advanced ARIA

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In the first post of his advanced ARIA series, Deque Software Developer Harris Schneiderman gives a refresher on the principles of ARIA - and how to use it to fix common accessibility issues. This series is a must-read for developers looking to take a deep dive into implementing web accessibility. Continue Reading Intro to Advanced ARIA

A11y Hacks for the Blind: Navigating GitHub & the W3C

Birkir Gunnarsson is a former Senior Subject Matter Expert for Deque. Recently, he helped form BATS (Blind Accessibility Testers Society), which is dedicated to helping blind web users working in the field of accessibility. This post is a recap of Birkir's contributions to BATS, where he details how to use GitHub with a screenreader and participate in conference calls for the W3C. Continue Reading A11y Hacks for the Blind: Navigating GitHub & the W3C

Staying On Top of Digital Accessibility Technologies: Deque at the W3C

There's an old adage that states "The only thing constant is change", and when it comes to the world of Digital Accessibility that axiom is spot-on. Technology continues to grow at a rapid rate, with new devices and standards emerging all the time. Staying on top of those changes is critical to our mission at Deque. It's how we're able to provide our clients with… Continue Reading Staying On Top of Digital Accessibility Technologies: Deque at the W3C