Imagine someone in a wheelchair not being able to go to the local public library, because there were no access ramps at the entrance. You would be outraged, right? In a modern, inclusive society, we have come to expect entrance ramps (or a viable alternative) enabling access to public buildings. Now we must expect the same when it comes to public information. Creating accessible content is the digital equivalent of adding ramps, disability toilets and good signage to physical buildings to improve access for all.
Posts tagged "Accessible content"
In the US, the dream is over for commercial firms: now most public websites must comply with web accessibility guidelines. How strange. Once upon a time we thought that WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 applied solely to government agencies...
To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2015, FixTheWeb has produced an excellent animated video on web accessibility. Of course, the video is itself a model of accessible media.
We work with many government agencies on web accessibility. And sure, our whizz-bang accessibility experts can get your web sites to comply with national web standards, whether that's S. 508 or WCAG 2.0 or some other variation. So what's the problem?
Optical character recognition (OCR) is a blessing for publishers and authors, converting an image of text into a document, for example in Word. Magic! A lost manuscript restored from hard copy!