Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG)

The growth and popularity of online courses is at an all-time high. In the five years to 2012, the online education market in Australia grew by almost 20% and was valued at US$4.68 billion.
  • Author: Janet Sylvia
  • Date: 16 Apr 2014
Independent access expert Media Access Australia has released a research paper on the need for commercial services and governments to incorporate accessibility for people with disabilities into their cloud services.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 22 Aug 2014
Creating Word documents that can be read by people of all abilities is just as important as creating accessible web content.
  • Author: Sarah Pulis
  • Date: 1 Aug 2012
  • Access: Free
The shortlist for the inaugural competition to recognise the work of Australian accessible app developers, the Apps For All Challenge 2014, has been announced.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 9 Sep 2014
Dr. Scott Hollier discusses the significance of ATAG in ensuring that accessibility is incorporated into daily work practices.
An introduction to the Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG).
Learn about the different standards and guidelines from the W3C to make an informed decision when choosing them for your project.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 18 Jul 2012
  • Access: Free
The Drupal Project has stated that version 8 of its open source web content management platform with make substantial accessibility improvements.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 5 May 2014
An introduction to implementing web accessibility within the software development lifecycle.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 18 Jul 2012
  • Access: Free
The United Nations, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICT (G3ict) have partnered on a new report aimed at helping regulators and policy makers better implement ICT accessibility.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 20 Nov 2014
Progress has been made in improving websites’ accessibility for people with disabilities but, as the 200-odd contenders for the 2014 Australian Web Awards show, more work needs to be done.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 9 Oct 2014
Dr Scott Hollier discusses the importance of the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) when building an accessible Learning Management System (LMS), covering issues around the upgrade cycle, ATAG 2.0 for developers, the role of content producers and practical implementation of policies in the process.
With cloud computing becoming increasingly central to daily life, cloud providers have been urged to consider the access requirements of consumers with disabilities.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 30 Jul 2014
Smartphone, tablet and other mobile device usage has soared, but the standards to make mobile apps accessible are lagging behind.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 11 Feb 2015
Considering taking professional development in web accessibility? Read what alumni of the Professional Certificate in Web Accessibility have to say about the course.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 23 Jun 2015
Regular readers may have been surprised to see my last column, The '100% accessible website' joke—do web accessibility professionals have a sense of humour? , get a bit more attention on mailing lists and social media than usual.
Media Access Australia's Access iQ spoke to Shannon Kelly, Global Accessibility Solutions Subject Matter Expert at Actuate, about document accessibility and the PDF/UA standard, ahead of her presentation at the International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 20 Mar 2014