Integrating Accessibility Into The Business Process
The World Wide Web Foundation empowers people to bring about positive change. In 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. Then, he gave it to the world for free. Now, it is up to all of us to protect and enhance it. See the world's first web page at The World Wide Web project.
Introduction to Inclusive GovernanceA challenge for all users is finding the information they want on web pages that contain lot of information that they don't want. In general, the Web tends to present information in a way that overwhelms most users. Cognitive considerations for visualization, text simplification, and the interface design, are important for making Web content more approachable, readable, and digestible. A business best practice strategy built upon an inclusive model will have a competitive edge in the expanding global digital economy. Web Accessibility is the deficit gap between the Disability of the user and the System capabilities. The goal is to bridge the Accessibility Gap, through Universal Design, that will create the best possible interoperability of System components to achieve the desired User experience. Read the Introduction to Web Accessibility, by WebAIM
Web site accessibility is an ongoing effort that must be integrated into the product life cycle stream. Innovation and Collaboration is the intersection of progress driven by Creativity and Engagement. A product life cycle Inclusive Governance Model will improve employee productivity and expand market growth. The effectiveness of this governance model depends upon several components of web development and interaction processes. There is an implied essential partnership between the system components (operating platform, applications, assistive technology, and user knowledge), and project responsibility roles (Project management, Development, Architecture, Design, Content management, and testing), That must interact effectively for a good User experience.
- Authoring Tools: To produce web content, static web pages, dynamic web applications.
- Evaluation Tools: Automated HTML checkers, colour checkers, conformance checkers, and user agents for manual testing.
- User Tools: Web browsers, media players, and assistive technologies.
- Design Phase
- Development Phase
- Functional Testing Phase
- Usability Testing Phase
- Product Documentation and Training Phase
- Project Audit Evaluation Phase
- Product Deployment Phase
WCAG is not scary anymore - A progressive approach to Website Accessibility By Herin Hentry, Web Accessibility Consultant, Test Team Lead at Planit Software Testing, July 25, 2016