Accessibility Bulletin April 2020

ACCESSIBILITY BULLETIN April 2020 is out. Know what’s happening in the world of digital accessibility.

In this time of distress, let us all be united and fight the virus. Please see the message from Maxability below.

Covid19 message from Maxability

currently no vaccine is available to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, the virus is spread almost all the countries in world and the numbers confirmed positive are increasing every day. With the knowledge we have and stressing on advice from WHO, below are few pointers

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Maintain social distancing (at least 1 metre)
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • Practice respiratory hygiene
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
  • Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

With the pandemic if not all, most of the organizations declared work from home. This increased the need for digital presence. Students are attending online classes, offices are encouraging virtual meetings, increase in the need of digital documents etc. Take time to advocate the necessity of digital accessibility. We also advice to help people with disabilities who otherwise take help in person for inaccessible digital content.

Finally, at Maxability we pray for all of your well being and good health. Stay safe and stay healthy.

Updates from W3C on accessibility

Update to WCAG-EM report tool

The WAI Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) is planning an update to:

WCAG-EM Report Tool – Website Accessibility Evaluation Report Generator

W3C invites you to share your ideas for improvements, including:

  • feature requests
  • bugs
  • suggestions for revisions

To comment, please open a new issue in the GitHub repository or send an email to the public list at wai-eo-editors@w3.org.

More Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules

W3C have published 5 more ACT rules recently. Read the update on our blog.

        RTC Accessibility User Requirements (RAUR)

RAUR outlines user needs, requirements, and scenarios for real-time communication (RTC) to be accessible to people with disabilities. For more information, see:

RTC Accessibility User Requirements – Call for Review blog post by W3c.

       XR Accessibility User Requirements (XAUR)

The XAUR document describes the needs of people with disabilities in virtual or immersive environments (XR). It includes requirements for XR to be accessible.

XAUR is for designers and developers who are involved in creating XR experiences. It is also useful for anyone who wants to better understand XR accessibility.

For more information, see:

XR Accessibility User Requirements – call for review blog post.

ID24 call for papers

Inclusive Design 24 (#id24) will return on 17 September 2020 and the

call for speakers is now open. Inclusive design 24 website for complete information.

For the past ID24 sessions tune into ID24 Youtube Channel.

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