People are increasingly relying on the Web as a resource. The United Nations defines access to information and communication technologies and systems as a basic human right – CRPD. So much so, that in 2019, the European Accessibility Act became a law.
What web accessibility guidelines are available?The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) provides technical specifications and standards which are recognised internationally and which describe accessibility solutions. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines - WCAG is an international standard ISO/IEC 40500:2012 (WCAG 2.0). The European Harmonised Accessibility Standards EN 301 549 officially adopted the W3C’s WCAG 2.1 guidelines.
Follow the WCAG guidelines and focus on web accessibility principles. Design and develop your product or service in a way that people with disabilities can use it.
You can also test your product’s accessibility standards through the automatic evaluation tool. We recommend referring to qualified accessibility auditors who will be able to guide you throughout the testing process and who will help in:
- Identifying issues
- Establishing a plan to fix issues
- Implementing accessibility into your product built process