Accessibility Fundamentals

Hey guys

This month i am going to start a series of posts around Accessibility Fundamentals. In this series i am going to cover a number of areas i believe we need to look at when it comes to creating accessible technology and content on the internet.

This is going to be based on the Web Accessibility Guidelines written in December 2008 by the W3 org .

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. Following these guidelines will also often make your Web content more usable to users in general.

I cam going to cover the different kinds of disabilities the technologies available and the design considerations

  • Blind
  • Low Vision
  • Color-blind
  • Deaf
  • Motor Disabilities
  • Speech Disabilities
  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Reading Disabilities
  • Seizures
  • Multiple Disabilities

The individuals and organizations that can use the guidelines and fundamentals vary widely and include Web designers and developers, policy makers, purchasing agents, teachers, and students.

I hope this content will be beneficial to everyone