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Category Accessibility (WCAG)

Forcing Links to Open in a New Tab or Window

Have you ever found yourself browsing the web on a smartphone and clicked on something that opened in a new tab? It is almost impossible to tell when this happens. In fact, many people don’t even realize that browsers on… Continue Reading →

WCAG 2.0 – Closed Caption, Describe Video and Transcripts

Adding (or burning) captions into raw videos will not satisfy WCAG 2.0 criteria because the text then becomes part of the image which will not be narrated by screen readers or displayed on braille device. Real Closed Caption (CC) /… Continue Reading →

WCAG 2.0 – Compliant HTML Tables

Below are examples of WCAG 2.0 compliant HTML tables. Be sure not to duplicate the table Caption and Summary as both will be read by screen readers. Simple Tables (skip to Complex Table) Here is sample source code for creating a… Continue Reading →

WCAG 2.0 – Formatting Links to Downloadable Files

WCAG 2,0 brings with it many recommendations which are not only necessary for accessibility but much overdue when it comes to SEO. Most people don’t realize that search engines are actually blind. As such, they can’t see photos, can’t conceptualize… Continue Reading →

Web Development Validation Tools

WC3 HTML Validation — the W3 validator — checks document mark up WAVE — Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool — web accessibility validation tool Colour Contrast Analyser 2.2 for Web Pages — helps you determine if colour contrast is sufficient AChecker accessibility tool –… Continue Reading →

Websites for Public Speakers

My recommendation is that you take a phased approach to the implementation. Otherwise it could be a while before you get everything you want together. The most important pages which should be included in the first phase are: Home |–… Continue Reading →

Useful WCAG 2.0 Tools and Online Resources

This is a list of free web development tools and resources to help you ensure accessibility on your  website, regardless of whether or not you decide to take it all the way to WCAG 2.0, Section 508 or your countries favourite flavour… Continue Reading →

WCAG 2.0 HTML Tips

Multilingual Website: If your website had content in more than one language, be sure to identify the default language of the page using the HTML tag itself. Example: <html xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml” xml:lang=”fr” lang=”fr”> Mixed Language in Same Page: If you have… Continue Reading →

An alternative to WCAG 2.0 Compliance in Just 15 Minutes a Day

Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses don’t always have the financial resources to revamp their whole website to implement WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards. While compliance can take a fair amount of knowledge and effort, there are things that you can do on… Continue Reading →

WCAG 2.0 – The 4 POUR Principles and 12 Guidelines

Over the past few years, the issue of accessibility on the web has been heating up. Companies all around the world are being sued because their website is not accessible to everyone. In 2009, the Word Wide Web Consortium (W3C),… Continue Reading →

Make PDF files compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0)

While enhancing accessibility and usability are the goals of WCAG 2.0, the overall benefits to website owners in making PDF files that meet the WCAG 2.0 web standards include: To eliminate the cost and effort of creating both PDF and… Continue Reading →

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