Invitation: WAI-Tools Online Meeting 22 September 2020
You are invited to the WAI-Tools Online Open Meeting on 22 September 2020. The meeting is intended for web accessibility practitioners, evaluation and quality assurance tool vendors, website owners, European monitoring bodies, researchers, and users interested in large-scale monitoring of web accessibility. Agenda, logistics, and registration information is in the meeting page. This meeting is free, and registration is required.
For Wide Review: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 Working Draft
WCAG 2.2 Working Draft is ready wide review before finalizing WCAG 2.2. This version has 9 new “success criteria” (requirements) since WCAG 2.1. The new success criteria address user needs of people with cognitive or learning disabilities, users of mobile devices, and users of ebooks. We want to hear from users, authors, tool developers, policy makers, and others about benefits from the new proposed success criteria, as well as how achievable you feel it is to conform to the new success criteria. Additional information is in the blog post Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 Draft for Review. Please submit comments by 18 September 2020.
For Review: Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities
The Draft Note "Making Content Usable for People with Cognitive and Learning Disabilities" is ready for review. This may be the final review before the document is published as a Working Group Note. We particularly request feedback on:
- Are any user needs or patterns missing or incorrect?
- Can any information be made easier to understand and implement?
Comments are welcome through 4 September 2020.
New Resource: Authoring Tool Accessibility Report Generator (keywords: CMS, ATAG, ...)
The Accessibility Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published the ATAG Report Tool. Authoring tools are software and services used to create web content – such as content management systems (CMS) and what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) HTML editors. W3C's Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) addresses making the authoring tools themselves accessible and helping authors create more accessible web content. Learn more from the ATAG Overview. The new ATAG Report Tool helps authoring tool vendors and evaluators provide information to project managers, procurers, and others who need to know how well potential authoring tools support accessibility.
For Review: Challenges with Accessibility Guidelines Conformance and Testing, and Approaches for Mitigating Them
The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) has published an updated Working Draft of Challenges with Accessibility Guidelines Conformance and Testing, and Approaches for Mitigating Them. This document is part of work on future accessibility guidelines, including WCAG 3.0. It explores the challenges of evaluating a broad range of websites and applications for conformance to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and explores approaches for mitigating these challenges. Please see the blog post for information on this document and questions for review: Challenges with Accessibility Guidelines Conformance and Testing, and Approaches for Mitigating Them - blog.
WCAG 2.1 in Dutch: Authorized Translation Published
Richtlijnen voor Toegankelijkheid van Webcontent (WCAG) 2.1, the Dutch Authorized Translation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, is now available, following completion of the W3C Authorized Translations process. Other translations of WAI resources are listed in All WAI Translations. WAI encourages translations in all languages. If you might be interesting in translating resources, see Translating WAI Resources.
New Videos Introduce Web Accessibility - Great for GAAD
The Accessibility Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published 5 short videos that introduce evaluation resources from the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). The animated videos cover: Easy Checks — A First Review of Web Accessibility, Evaluation Tools, Conformance Evaluation including the Report Tool, and Involving Users in Web Accessibility. Other WAI videos include: Video Introduction to Web Accessibility and W3C Standards and the Web Accessibility Perspectives videos that demonstrate how accessibility is essential for some and useful for all. These videos are particularly useful to share for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on 21 May 2020 — along with the free online course: Introduction to Web Accessibility.
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