International accessibility news roundup
At ALHAUS, we believe that everyone should have equal access to the great content you produce. That is why every month, we offer the latest updates in accessibility news from across the world.
With technology constantly changing, internet accessibility is always improving. We want to help make sure all of our clients are kept up-to-date on the latest developments – so everyone has a chance to engage in your content.
Here are the latest articles on international accessibility from around the web for this month:
The Accessibility Guideline Working Group has announced the first working public draft of new accessibility guidelines. The guidelines, WCAG 2.1, build on existing guidelines with new protocols for small screen devices, for users with low vision and to help users with cognitive and learning disabilities. Approved in January 2017, these guidelines are now available for web designers to implement and will vastly improve internet accessibility worldwide.
The World Wide Web conference took place in Perth, Australia between April 2-7, 2017. Attendees were able to participate in three competitions including web audio visualization, CSS swan, and HTML5 game. These contests helped accessibility coders show off their skills and gain international recognition, ensuring the conference was fun as well as informative for participants.
Global Alliance on Accessible Technology and Environments
The Global Alliance on Accessible Technology and Environments held their accessibility conference in Sharjah, UAE. The conference provided participants the opportunity to network with other accessibility developers and increase accessibility awareness worldwide. The conference took place March 9-11, 2017 and was organised by Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services.
John M. Williams
Microsoft has launched a new website section dedicated to helping people understand accessibility technology. It includes a list of assistive technologies and how they can help people with internet accessibility. The website is essentially a guide for everything you need to know to ensure everyone has equal access and it is very comprehensive. So make sure you take some time to check it out at www.microsoft.com/enable to learn how you can empower your readers.
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