Introduction To Inclusive Accessibility
The World Wide Web Foundation empowers people to bring about positive change. In 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. Then, he gave it to the world for free. Now, it is up to all of us to protect and enhance it.
A challenge for all users is finding the information they want on web pages that contain lot of information that they don’t want. In general, the Web tends to present information in a way that overwhelms most users. Cognitive considerations for visualization, text simplification, and the interface design, are important for making Web content more approachable, readable, and digestible. A business best practice strategy built upon an inclusive model will have a competitive edge in the expanding global digital economy. Web Accessibility is the deficit gap between the Disability of the user and the System capabilities. The goal is to bridge the Accessibility Gap, through Universal Design, that will create the best possible interoperability of System components to achieve the desired User experience.
Read the WebAIM article: Introduction to Web Accessibility.
Web site accessibility is an ongoing effort that must be integrated into the product life cycle stream. Innovation and Collaboration is the intersection of progress driven by Creativity and Engagement. A product life cycle Inclusive Governance Model will improve employee productivity and expand market growth. The effectiveness of this governance model depends upon several components of web development and interaction processes. There is an implied essential partnership between the system components (operating platform, applications, assistive technology, and user knowledge), and project responsibility roles (Project management, Development, Architecture, Design, Content management, and testing), That must interact effectively for a good User experience.
Success means different things to different people and different organizations, but We all have something to add, to help improve accessibility. The key is to identify a common principle of accessibility within your organization, and then allow Advocates to promote functional accessibility, developers to question implementation techniques, project managers to allocate resources and skill development, lawyers to assess liability and risks, and the executives to challenge the business case. While the Web Accessibility Content Guidelines (WCAG) standards have been widely accepted, and adopted by many organizations, it is necessary to document your own interpretations of WCAG to improve consistency between developers and testers. Organizations that leverage accessibility guidelines as a driver of innovation, minimize risk and are more competitive in the global market. Check out
The W3C Web Accessibility Laws & Policies Guide.