The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which is the main international standards organization for the Internet. They are a set of recommendations for making Web content more accessible, primarily for people with disabilities. It became an ISO standard, ISO/IEC 40500:2012, in October 2012.
Beninda Group Limited is the only recognised institution in East Africa offering accessibility upgrade for all websites offering services to the public.
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Three Reasons Why Websites should be Accessible
There are millions of people with disabilities in the world, here are three main reasons why our websites should conform to WCAG:
- It’s the law: Legislation like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and human rights codes, all make it clear that it is illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities, and that they must have equal access to any services provided by the government, businesses, and other organizations.
- It’s a right: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, signed by 161 countries, recognizes the obligation to “promote access for persons with disabilities to new information and communications technologies and systems, including the Internet.”
- It benefits businesses: If people with disabilities can’t use your website, they will quickly turn to the website of a competitor.
What We Will Do As Beninda Group Limited
We Follow the Four Principles of Accessibility and their guidelines
The guidelines and success criteria are organized around the following four principles, which lay the foundation necessary for anyone to access and use Web content. We make sure your Website has content that is:
Perceivable - Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive. This means that users must be able to perceive the information being presented, it can't be invisible to all their senses.
- Text Alternatives: Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so that it can be changed into other forms that people may need, such as large print, braille, speech, symbols, or simpler language.
- Time-based Media: Provide alternatives for time-based media. Prerecorded audio, video and captions are some of the examples.
- Adaptable: Create content that can be presented in different ways without losing information or structure. For example, provide content in a meaningful sequence.
- Distinguishable: Make it easier for users to see and hear content including separating foreground from background. E.g., colour should not be used as the only visual means of conveying information. Provide audio control, if any audio on a Web page plays automatically for more than 3 seconds.
Operable - User interface components and navigation must be operable. This means that users must be able to operate the interface.
- Keyboard Accessible: Make all functionality available by a keyboard.
- Enough Time: Provide users enough time to read and use the content.
- Seizures: Do not design content in a way that is known to cause seizures.
- Navigable: Provide ways to help users navigate, find content, and determine where they are.
Understandable - Information and the operation of the user interface must be understandable. This means that users must be able to understand the information as well as the operation of the user interface.
- Readable: Make text content readable and understandable. For example, avoid the use of idioms and jargon. The meaning of abbreviations should be available.
- Predictable: Make Web pages appear and operate in predictable ways. For example, page navigation should be consistent
- Input Assistance: Help users avoid and correct mistakes.
Robust - Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies. This means that users must be able to access the content as technologies advance.
- Compatible: Maximize compatibility with current and future user agents, including assistive technologies. For example, in contents implemented by using markup languages, the elements have complete start and end tags, they must be nested according to their specifications, should not contain duplicate attributes, and any IDs in the element should be unique.
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