Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

10 quick wins to help improve web accessibility and WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) compliance
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 17 Mar 2014
Knowbility has announced its 2014 Open Accessibility Internet Rally (OpenAIR) Rally and is calling on countries to form teams to compete in the accessibility-based hackathon.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 3 Sep 2014
The 2015 International Web for All Conference (W4A’15) is a calling for submissions on improving accessibility of the web, mobile and wearables devices for people with and without disabilities.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 16 Oct 2014
The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) regulates energy markets and networks under national energy market legislation and rules. It has an independent Board and shares staff, resources and facilities with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 17 Oct 2014
Access iQ™ spoke with AWIA Chairman Bret Treasure about the Association’s view of accessibility in the Australian web market.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 24 Oct 2013
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
A new study provides a comprehensive picture of web accessibility across Europe.
An accessibility law suit has been brought against the United States General Services Administration (GSA) alleging that its website, SAM.gov, is inaccessible and does not comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 30 Apr 2014
The accessibility, or otherwise, of PDF (Portable Document Format) files is something of a bone of contention within the accessibility community, and an ongoing source of frustration among those working to improve document accessibility in their own organisation or industry.
  • Author: Allayne Woodford
  • Date: 12 Mar 2015
Maps. We’re lost without them. Here’s how to make sure people with vision impairments can continue to find their way with accessible maps.
  • Author: Access iQ ®
  • Date: 18 Mar 2015
Late last year Access iQ took on a common myth about PDF accessibility—that it’s easy to scan a document, apply optical character recognition (OCR) and tagging to create an accessible PDF.
  • Author: Allayne Woodford
  • Date: 7 Apr 2015
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
Fred Esch, Accessibility Lead, Watson Innovations IBM, on the access challenges associated with charts and other information graphics, and approaches to addressing them.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 24 Feb 2015
Media Access Australia spoke to Dr Jason Guo, Systems Architect and Web Developer at XiNG Digital, ahead of his presentation on using an automated content uploader to help create accessible documents at OPC IT’s web xChange event. Jason will be co-presenting with Bobby Graham, Digital Publishing Consultant at Bobby Graham Publishers.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 27 Jan 2015
Entertainment is something that we all value, and I was reflecting on this recently when considering the experience at the last concert I attended. It seems that by the time I find out that my favourite band is coming to town the tickets have almost sold out and I tend to end up seated at the very back of the grandstand, closer to the planes flying overhead than the stage. The result is a torn feeling between wanting a better experience closer to the action or simply enjoying the opportunity to be there.
Access iQ spoke to Andreas Cederbom, an Accessibility Expert at Funka, about WCAG and common issues encountered when creating accessible website forms.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 8 Apr 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
Adobe, makers of the popular PDF applications Acrobat and Reader and the Creative Suite design applications, spoke to Media Access Australia about accessibility and recent improvements in its software.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 23 Mar 2015
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) will be launching an accessible media player, the AMI-player, on its website on October 29th, 2014.
  • Author: Robert Pearson
  • Date: 22 Oct 2014
With the end of the financial year fast approaching the time has come to consider annual reports, and more specifically, making sure they’re accessible.
  • Author: Tim Lohman
  • Date: 25 Jun 2014

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