What Is Accessibility? In the physical world, accessibility is the “attribute of being easy to deal with when needed.” The curb cut is a useful example: It is a solid… Continue Reading Accessibility For the Information Age
Section 508 remediation is the process of converting a PDF document into a resource that is accessible to individuals with disabilities, and compliant with the federal regulations in Section 508… Continue Reading What is Section 508 PDF Remediation?
PDF is a publication format, and almost all PDFs were created from a production application, most commonly Word, InDesign, or PowerPoint. The native file is exported and converted to PDF… Continue Reading Accessibility Best Practices: Tagged PDF
In January 2017, the U.S. Access Board issued the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines, updating its existing Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards under Section 508 of… Continue Reading Do You Feel Section 508 Refreshed? The New ICT Rules Are in Effect
Technology evolves at lightning speed- regulations for accessibility, not so much. Section 508 became effective in 2000- how can 17 year-old regulations apply to today’s enormous, ubiquitous electronic information flow?… Continue Reading A Long Road For the Disabled: Accessible Information and Ancient Regulation, a Brief History of Section 508 and the “Refresh”
PDF/UA clarifies and simplifies the PDF-specific technical requirements to meet WCAG 2.0 WCAG 2.0 is regarded as the primary standard for web accessibility by national governments around the world, and… Continue Reading WCAG and Section 508: PDF Requirements
“PDF/UA makes certain that the PDF format isn’t the source of accessibility problems.” That does not mean that a PDF/UA-compliant document will always be perfectly accessible—issues like poorly-built Word documents… Continue Reading PDF/UA Details
The U.S. Access has released a final rule that updates accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The… Continue Reading FINALLY! U.S. Access Board Updates of Section 508! WCAG 2.0 Becomes Referenced Standard
Below is common sense accessibility advice, from a great article with fifteen link creation rules to code by- thanks to Gian Wild. Gian rightly focuses on practical accessibility rather than compliance… Continue Reading What You Need To Know About Accessible Links!
New York City takes the lead in accessibility, passing a law in March of this year requiring that its government agency websites and electronic documents meet recognized standards WCAG 2.0… Continue Reading New York City Sets Accessibility Standards, Requires Conformance With Section 508