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Welcome Presentation by Gavin Evans and Jaime Purvis
The Digital Accessibility Centre is a Social Enterprise – limited by guarantee and operating on a not-for-profit basis. Most of our employees are people with disabilities and some have over 10 years experience in the field of Digital Accessibility on multiple platforms. Our business is…… Digital Product Accessibility Who are we?
Ensuring that all mobile web based platforms and applications are accessible to ALL regardless of disability What is Mobile Web Accessibility? “It’s all about empowering developers to use Web Standards that reduce bandwidth, invite innovation and promote good coding practices across the Web.” [Opera, 2013]
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) Mobile Web Best practices (MWBP) Relationship between Mobile Web Best Practices and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Guidelines Sets of guidelines created to help users with disabilities to experience the web as fully as non-disabled people.
Mobile Accessibility 62 W3C Mobile Best Practices 7 sections covered by WCAG 2.0 15 sections partially related to WCAG 2.0 40 sections Mobile compliance only
Vision Cognitive Hearing Physical What types of access issues do you need to take into consideration?
There are many different types of cognitive impairment Reading age may be lower May be easily distracted Dyslexia needs to be considered People with Cognitive Impairments
Mobile Accessibility for Better Connected 14 Criteria that accessibility for Better Connected is measured upon 1.Website delivers a mobile dedicated design 2.Page titles 3.Heading Structure 4.Limit scrolling to one direction 5.Content reachable in sequence 6.Clear labels and instructions for forms 7.Meaningful links in context 8.Image alt text 9.Colour contrast 10.Font sizes 11.Avoidance of movement on pages 12.Auto starting audio/video 13.Flashing content 14.Non-HTML documents
Choose an accessibility champion Write a mobile policy Include references to current guidelines (WCAG 2.0) (MWBP) Involve project managers, developers, content authors Audit or test through all stages of the process Get expert help or certify content Get Users involved, Get Users involved, Get users involved How do you get this done?