Executive Brief: Accessibility — What Stakeholders and Developers Need to Know
by Tom Salonek
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What Stakeholders and Developers Need To Know About Accessibility
With the realization that accessibility compliance is a great advantage for your company and customers, and with the increase in ADA activist lawsuits across the country, it is important to have a clear understanding of why web tools and applications should be compatible with assistive technologies used by people with impairments.
Some of the most common ways of meeting compliance are making sure screen readers, Braille terminals, screen magnification and speech recognition applications have clean access to your systems. Other ways would be to meet expectations for subtitles and captioning when needed. In this article, we cover why accessibility is important, compliance standards, WCAG guidelines, ARIA guidelines, and validation and screen reader tools.
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Originally published at https://www.intertech.com on April 13, 2020.