On 11 December 2008 W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) announced a new standard that will help Web designers and developers create sites that better meet the needs of older users and users with disabilities. Drawing on extensive experience and community feedback, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 improves upon W3C’s groundbreaking initial standard for accessible Web content, applies to more advanced technologies, and is more precisely testable.
Website accessibility is about inclusiveness. People of diverse abilities now surf the web with the help of ethically-conscious webdesigners and technological aids, such as text-to-speech software or text-to-Braille hardware. Legislation will soon make accessibility a mandatory facet of every organization’s website strategy. Is your website accessible to everyone?