Tag Archives: wcag 2.0

Top 10 news websites in India and their accessibility

News, without which most of our days neither start nor end. In the era of globalization news websites play a decisive role in spreading the happenings in the world. Gone are the days where our grand fathers or fathers reading the news papers sipping a cup of coffee. That generation used to read the news… Continue Reading Top 10 news websites in India and their accessibility

1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded)

Audio description is provided for all prerecorded video content in synchronized media. (Level AA) Intention of 1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) In a video presentation, people who are blind or those who have visual challenges miss the information that is conveyed through visuals alone. The video only information include the pauses due to actions, characters, scene… Continue Reading 1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded)

1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded)

An alternative for time-based media or audio description of the prerecorded video content is provided for synchronized media, except when the media is a media alternative for text and is clearly labeled as such. (Level A) Intention of 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded) In a video presentation, people who are blind or those… Continue Reading 1.2.3 Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded)

1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded)

Captions are provided for all prerecorded audio content in synchronized media, except when the media is a media alternative for text and is clearly labeled as such. (Level A) Intention of 1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded) Captions are text versions of the audio content, synchronized with the video. Providing captions for pre-recorded video content enables people with… Continue Reading 1.2.2 Captions (Prerecorded)

1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded)

For prerecorded audio-only and prerecorded video-only media, the following are true, except when the audio or video is a media alternative for text and is clearly labeled as such: (Level A) Prerecorded Audio-only: An alternative for time-based media is provided that presents equivalent information for prerecorded audio-only content. Prerecorded Video-only: Either an alternative for time-based… Continue Reading 1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded)

3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data)

For Web pages that cause legal commitments or financial transactions for the user to occur, that modify or delete user-controllable data in data storage systems, or that submit user test responses, at least one of the following is true: (Level AA) Reversible: Submissions are reversible. Checked: Data entered by the user is checked for input… Continue Reading 3.3.4 Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data)

3.3.2 Labels or Instructions

Labels or instructions are provided when content requires user input. (Level A) Description The web pages that contain form inputs should have labels. Labels help users to fill the correct information in the form field or select the correct option from the field. Associating the form fields with their labels allow users with motor controls… Continue Reading 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions

3.2.2 On Input

Changing the setting of any user interface component does not automatically cause a change of context unless the user has been advised of the behavior before using the component. (Level A) Description Entering content into a text field or selecting an option from a form control has predictive results. This means users should be able… Continue Reading 3.2.2 On Input

10 Accessibility Checks in 10 minutes

Quite often I receive requests to check the accessibility of a web page and say if it is accessible or not. In most of the cases the request is to identify high level accessibility issues to include in a business presentation. Being a screen reader user I can read through the page and identify few… Continue Reading 10 Accessibility Checks in 10 minutes

3.2.1 On Focus

When any component receives focus, it does not initiate a change of context. (Level A) Description The intention of this checkpoint is to allow the users predict the behavior of user interface components. Any unexpected behavior that happens when the user navigates to the component either with keyboard or with mouse may be disorienting and… Continue Reading 3.2.1 On Focus