International accessibility news roundup
Stay current on the latest development, updates, and trends in inclusivity.
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At ALHAUS, we know how hard you work on your content and we want everyone to enjoy it. Website accessibility ensures that everyone, no matter their ability, has equal access to your content.
In order to promote the cause of inclusivity, every month we gather news stories from around the globe into a roundup. These stories can help you stay current on the latest development, updates, and trends. That way when you publish your content, you have the greatest reach possible.
Here are this month’s news stories:
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
W3C has added 17 new requirements to WCAG. As the key guideline to website accessibility, these updates are really important. They address new technological developments and help overcome some common barriers. W3C published these new guidelines on their website.
Website accessibility guidelines get update; California court limits penalties to one visit (JD Supra)
Bryan Cave and Leighton Paisner
Two major developments happened in website accessibility. The first is that W3C has updated their accessibility guidelines. Though the US Department of Justice has yet to issue regulations based on these guidelines, California courts are going to uphold them. However, California has limited ADA penalties to one website visit.
A study examining the 50 largest finance companies in Australia has shown to have serious issues with user interfaces. The study looked at quality assurance, SEO, and accessibility and found that all of these companies failed. It is critical that these finance companies improve their websites so that all users can access their information.
Blackboard is one of the most popular academic platforms. This month they have launched a new program called “Blackboard Ally for Web.” This program will help universities and other educational institutions overcome common accessibility issues. The system will have easily accessed reports, trends, and scores to help users improve website accessibility.
Make sure to check back next month for our next news roundup. In the meantime, if you are looking to make sure your content is fully accessible, we can help. Our content management team at ALHAUS offers a variety of accessibility services. We’ll make sure your content can engage everyone.