Does your organisation have a website? Of course it does!
Is it accessible to as many people as possible...including people with disabilities?
What does an "accessible website" mean in 2018?
The defacto standard for web accessibility, W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidline version 2.0, or WCAG 2.0, was released in 2008.
The past 10 years have seen significant changes in technology and the way we interact with the web througout our day to day lives. In response to these changes, the W3C released WCAG version 2.1 in June 2018.
This updated version adds a total of 17 new requirements to address various gaps identified with the earlier 2.0 version.
It includes support for people who:
- use touch interfaces (like smartphones and tablets, but also touch-enabled laptops and larger screens)
- have low vision
- have intellectual or learning disabilities
- use speech recognition software
To learn more, we invite you to join Access Advisors for a free presentation led by Senior Web Consultant, Jason Kiss, on the new WCAG 2.1 and what it means for your organisation and websites.
The session will include:
- An overview of web accessibility (who, why, when)
- A briefing on WCAG 2.1, with a focus on the recent additions
- How we see this empowering government to better engage with all stakeholders
Please note there are two sessions:
- 10am - 12pm, Briefing for the Government sector 15 August
- 1.30-3.30pm, Briefing for the private sector 15 August
InternetNZ, Level 11