Digital accessibility is the ease with which people with disabilities (physical, cognitive, or technological) can understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to the digital. This recommended read from UX Planet, provides a great overview on what accessibility is and why it is important for your website to be inclusive and usable for all types of users.
Read full article at: https://uxplanet.org/a-primer-to-web-accessibility-for-designers-2c548448c612
IEEE requirements on accessibility:
All IEEE sites must, at a minimum, comply with Section 508 (29 U.S.C. ‘ 794d) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level A. If complete compliance has not yet been reached, you must have a project plan to obtain completion and be actively working to complete it within a reasonable amount of time.
IEEE digital publishers are encouraged to deliver content at higher accessibility levels (Level AA or Level AAA) whenever possible.
FREE tools to help with accessibility checks:
- Siteimprove plugin for Chrome
- WAVE Evaluation Tool
- NVDA screen reader
- WebAIM color contrast checker
- Tanaguru contrast checker
View related links:
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level A
- Accessibility roadmap for IEEE websites
- Accessibility resources for designers and content developers
- Accessibility resources for technical site developers
Questions on accessibility?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any accessibility related inquiries for IEEE websites.