Web Accessibility

World Health Organization (WHO) states that 15 per cent of world population are with disabilities.

To fulfill disable people web based needs W3 Consortium introduced and recommends that any Web based Activity that must be Web Accessibility Compliance.

What is Web Accessibility?

Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web, and that they can contribute to the Web.

How to make your Website/Application Web Accessible Compliance?

  1. Structure/ mock-up of Application should be well defined and formatted.
  2. Provide a text equivalent for every non-text element (e.g., via “alt”, “longdesc”, or in element content)
  3. Provide tab index for every element that involves in action and make sure that tab index order is defined according to the focus required.
  4. Avoid auto play for media elements (e.g., Audio, Video.)

Best practices can be found @

  1. https://www.ssa.gov/accessibility/bpl/default.htm
  2.  http://webaim.org/techniques/forms/controls

Check list for building a Web Accessible Application @

  1. https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/full-checklist.html 2. https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria/roles

Web Accessibility Evaluation Tools @

  1. http://www.508checker.com/
  2.  http://wave.webaim.org/ 
  3. http://achecker.ca/checker/index.php

Assistive technology product/software @

  1. NVDA (http://www.nvaccess.org/download/)
  2. JAWS (http://www.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/JAWS)

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