Website Content Accessibility Guidelines

What you need to know to make your website accessible.

ICT COMPLIANCE

As we become more reliant on technology to inform and communicate, our need for improved access grows. All ICT system components, including websites and Web applications, mobile technology, telephone systems, documents and social media need to be made accessible to everyone.

Implementing eSSENTIAL Accessibility helps many people with disabilities access online information, but does not ensure conformance with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). To enable the highest level of usability for people with disabilities, websites must conform with WCAG and offer assistive technology.

Contact us for guidance in making accessibility a part of your development lifecycle. We will be pleased to connect you with our network of ICT compliance partners.

Illustration with labeled graphics of computers and people. At the top center is a graphic with numbers, a book, a clock, and paper, labeled 'content'. Coming up from the bottom left, an arrow connects 'developers' through 'authoring tools' and 'evaluation tools' to 'content' at the top. Coming up from the bottom right, an arrow connects 'users' to 'browsers, media players' and 'assistive technologies' to 'content' at the top. Below these are 'accessibility guidelines' which include 'ATAG' with an arrow pointing to 'authoring tools' and 'evaluation tools', 'WCAG' pointing to 'content', and 'UAAG' pointing to 'browsers, media players' and 'assistive technologies'. At the very bottom, 'technical specifications (HTML, XML, CSS, SVG, SMIL, etc.)' forms a base with an arrow pointing up to the accessibility guidelines.

Above image is based off of a graphic found on the Interdependent Components of Web Accessibility page by WC3.

News From Marketability

Elderly women trying to move a computer mouse.

Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s Are Looking to an Online Future

People with disabilities are a huge market, hiding in plain sight. How else can you describe a group that numbers 56.7 million in the U.S.—that’s 19 percent of the population—with discretionary...   Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s Are Looking to an Online Future full article
Two men in a conversation sitting on chairs facing the opposite direction

How to Buy an Adapted Vehicle

One of the key components of an independent life is the ability to get from point A to point B at your convenience—a car provides a sense of freedom that is unparalleled. While cars straight off the...   How to Buy an Adapted Vehicle full article
A young woman holding an umbrella

Three Ways Weather Affects People With Disabilities

Saskia Gingrich’s body often feels like a human weather gauge. Gingrich, 63, has rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS) and fibromyalgia—all conditions that may be affected by weather.   Three Ways Weather Affects People With Disabilities full article